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Increasing Resilience in Surveillance Societies

Objective

"IRISS (Increasing Resilience in Surveillance Societies) will investigate societal effects of different surveillance practices from a multi-disciplinary social science and legal perspective. It will focus on the effects that surveillance practices introduced to combat crime and terrorism can have on citizens in open and democratic societies. It will review surveillance systems used in fighting crime and terrorism and will examine the driving forces that have led to the spread of these practices. It will review current research on public attitudes towards surveillance, the impact of surveillance on civil liberties and citizens’ trust in political institutions. In a set of case studies, the impact of surveillance on the everyday lives of citizens will be analysed in detail. These studies will focus on the relations between citizens and the state, between citizens and private sector institutions and between citizens. Based on the findings from these case studies, a series of comparative empirical social experiments will be conducted to test different attitudes towards surveillance in different democratic contexts. These experiments will investigate citizens’ attitudes towards surveillance and the extent to which democratic rights can be exercised under existing regimes of surveillance and how these rights can be strengthened. The empirical research will inform an analysis designed to explore options for increasing social, economic and institutional resilience. IRISS will produce a better understanding of how surveillance affects different types of societies and how different groups react to surveillance. It will produce a comprehensive account of resilience options, focussing on strengthening democratic processes and public discourse about appropriate reactions towards threats against open democratic societies. The consortium will involve stakeholders in expert workshops, an international advisory board and by other means."

Call for proposal

FP7-SSH-2011-2
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Coordinator

VEREIN FUR RECHTS-UND KRIMINALSOZIOLOGIE
Address
Museumstrasse 5/12
1070 Wien
Austria
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 316 660
Administrative Contact
Reinhard Kreissl (Dr.)

Participants (16)

TRILATERAL RESEARCH & CONSULTING LLP
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 248 990
Address
Hammersmith Road 72 Crown House
W14 8TH London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
David Wright (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF STIRLING
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 217 150
Address
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FK9 4LA Stirling
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
John Rorgers (Dr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 247 800
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Nisha Patel (Ms.)
EOTVOS KAROLY KOZPOLITIKAI NONPROFIT KOZHASZNU KORLATOLT FELELOSSEGU TARSASAG
Hungary
EU contribution
€ 104 987,20
Address
Ulaslo Utca 43
1113 Budapest
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ivan Szekely (Dr.)
OESTERREICHISCHE AKADEMIE DER WISSENSCHAFTEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 151 055,35
Address
Dr. Ignaz Seipel-platz 2
1010 Wien
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Johann čas (Mr.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 165 761,60
Address
Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Joanne Watson (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 115 350
Address
Mittelweg 177
20148 Hamburg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Chenbo Guo (Mr.)
VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT BRUSSEL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 220 100
Address
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maria Vereeken (Ms.)
THE OPEN UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 176 189,80
Address
Walton Hall
MK7 6AA Milton Keynes
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Helen Cooke (Ms.)
FUNDACIO PER A LA UNIVERSITAT OBERTA DE CATALUNYA

Participation ended

Spain
EU contribution
€ 3 146,82
Address
Avenida Tibidabo 39
08035 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Noemi Castro (Ms.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 137 155,06
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Maximilian Steiert (Mr.)
INSTITUTT FOR FREDSFORSKNING
Norway
EU contribution
€ 143 045,05
Address
Hausmanns Gate 3
0186 Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Lars Even Andersen (Mr.)
UNIVERSITA CATTOLICA DEL SACRO CUORE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 113 639
Address
Largo Gemelli 1
20123 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Guido Castelli (Dr.)
UNIVERZITA KOMENSKEHO V BRATISLAVE
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 63 900
Address
Safarikovo Nam 6
814 99 Bratislava
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Erik Lastic (Dr.)
UNIVERSITAET DER BUNDESWEHR MUENCHEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 91 634,81
Address
Werner Heisenberg Weg 39
85579 Neubiberg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Wolfgang Bonß (Prof.)
UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 80 205,72
Address
Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes 585
08007 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ignacio Sanchez (Mr.)