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The emerging role of new social media in enhancing public security

Objective

MEDI@4SEC focuses upon enhancing understanding of the opportunities, challenges and ethical consideration of social media use for public security: the good, the bad and the ugly. The good comprises using social media for problem solving, fighting crime, decreasing fear of crime and increasing the quality of life. The bad is the increase of digitised criminality and terrorism with new phenomena emerging through the use of social media. The ugly comprises the grey areas where trolling, cyberbullying, threats, or live video-sharing of tactical security operations are phenomena to deal with during incidents. Making use of the possibilities that social media offer, including smart ‘work-arounds’ is key, while respecting privacy, legislation, and ethics. This changing situation raises a series of challenges and possibilities for public security planners. MEDI@4SEC will explore this through a series of communication and dissemination activities that engage extensively with a range of end-users to better understand the usage of social media for security activities. MEDI@4SEC will seek a better understanding of how social media can, and how social media cannot be used for public security purposes and highlight ethical, legal and data-protection-related issues and implications. Activities centre around six relevant themes: DIY Policing; Everyday security; Riots and mass gatherings: The dark web; Trolling; and Innovative market solutions. MEDI@4SEC will feed into, support and influence changes in policy-making and policy implementation in public security that can be used by end-users to improve their decision making. By structuring our understanding of the impact of social media on public security approaches in a user-friendly way MEDI@4SEC will provide an evidence-base and roadmap for better policymaking including: best practice reports; a catalogue of social media technologies; recommendations for EU standards; future training options; and, ethical awareness raising.

Call for proposal

H2020-FCT-2014-2015

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Sub call

H2020-FCT-2015

Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK
Net EU contribution
€ 442 812,50
Address
Kirby Corner Road - University House
CV4 8UW Coventry
United Kingdom

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Region
West Midlands (England) West Midlands Coventry
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (9)

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 268 381,25
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag

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Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Agglomeratie ’s-Gravenhage
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
EUROPEAN ORGANISATION FOR SECURITY
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 236 375,00
Address
Avenue Des Arts 46
1000 Bruxelles

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 223 687,50
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
FORUM EUROPEEN POUR LA SECURITE URBAINE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 152 187,50
Address
Rue Des Montiboeufs 10
75020 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
KENTRO MELETON ASFALEIAS
Greece
Net EU contribution
€ 190 312,50
Address
P Kanellopoulou 4 St
10177 Athina

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Κεντρικός Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 138 750,00
Address
Heidelberglaan 8
3584 CS Utrecht

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Region
West-Nederland Utrecht Utrecht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
XLAB RAZVOJ PROGRAMSKE OPREME IN SVETOVANJE DOO
Slovenia
Net EU contribution
€ 87 000,00
Address
Pot Za Brdom 100
1000 Ljubljana

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Slovenija Zahodna Slovenija Osrednjeslovenska
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
AYUNTAMIENTO DE VALENCIA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 81 250,00
Address
Plaza Ayuntamiento 1
46002 Valencia

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Region
Este Comunitat Valenciana Valencia/València
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 15 000,00
Police Service of Northern Ireland
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 81 250,00
Address
Knock Road 65
BT5 6LE Belfast

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Region
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Belfast
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00