The purpose of CORPS is to analyze biological security- and threat perceptions, and research- and development (R and D) values in order to strengthen cross-sector communication and knowledge-sharing between agencies in the field of biological homeland security in the EU.
A more coordinated understanding of threat and security perceptions, assessments and priorities will lead to a clearer understanding of what R and D-activities are needed in order to optimize biological homeland security capabilities and societal preparedness in the EU.
The project will be divided into four overall parts:
1. The project will map sectors and relevant agencies in the field of biological homeland security in order to establish a database of "points of contact" at EU-level.
2. Using questionnaires, deep interviews and analysis of key documents the project will analyze security- and threat perceptions, and research values and priorities across the sectors.
3. On the basis of the analysis of security- and threat perceptions and R and D priorities, practices and needs, the project will set out recommendations on the optimal prioritization of R and D-activities related to biological homeland security in the EU.
4. The project will take steps to set up a permanent cross-sector network with a common database and website to share information on R and D-priorities, experiences and best-practices in biological homeland security. The Danish National Centre for Biological Defence (NCBD) is willing to co-ordinate this when the project period ends after three years.
Thus, the project activities during the three year period can be viewed as a platform for a permanent biological homeland security network.
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