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The emerging role of new social media in enhancing public security

From 2016-07-01 to 2018-12-31, ongoing project | MEDIA4SEC Website

Project details

Total cost:

EUR 1 917 006,25

EU contribution:

EUR 1 902 006,25

Coordinated in:

United Kingdom

Objective

Deliverables

  • State of the art review

    This report will present thematic findings on the current state of the art in international research practice and articulate the degree to which social media platforms and tools are operationalized and operationable across diverse locations and security provision.

  • Midterm Review Report

    This review report will outline the results of the work that has taken place since the inception of the project and outline the plan for the completion of the project. The report will be discussed at the midterm review meeting that will include the members of the Advisory Board.

  • Descriptive Framework Of Analysis For Social Media Use

    This report will set out a comprehensive meta-view of ongoing findings relevant to the aims and objectives of MEDI@4SEC, establishing a framework of analysis to be used, and refined throughout the project. This will include an understanding of the development of organizational practices of security co-production and the role of institutional conditions and social media in the development of a new relationship between police and citizens.

  • Workshop 2 Report

    Workshop 2 report highlighting a detailed SWOT analysis for using social media for use for riots and mass gatherings, a stakeholder analysis of responsibilities, relevant tools/methods that might be utilised and suggested action alternatives.

  • Communications, Dissemination And Exploitation Plan

    This report proposes an initial strategy for impact development. It will encompass a roadmap for MEDI@4SEC activities and in particular plan to build a large community of end users. It will also document the initial communication material (including the website Brochure, Posters and Newsletters) and the initial version of the community database.

  • Opportunities & Challenges

    This deliverable will provide the results of the survey and therefore describe public authorities’ needs, priorities and concerns about using social media.

  • Workshop 1 Report

    Workshop 1 report highlighting a detailed SWOT analysis for using social media for DIY policing, a stakeholder analysis of responsibilities, relevant tools/methods that might be utilised and suggested action alternatives.

  • Project Management Handbook

    This handbook will be developed at task/partner level for efficient project coordination and will include detailed budgeting to maintain financial control of the project.

  • Positive And Negative Societal Impacts Of The Adoption Of Social Media

    This report will also analyse the connectedness and compatibility of different social media systems and practices, giving core consideration to issues of ethics, privacy and data convergence.

  • Dissemination & Communication report 1

    This reports includes the update of the initial Communication, Dissemination and Exploitation plan and on evolutions in the project strategy and results (including explanations of the updates of the communication material and MEDI@4SEC Community database).

  • Worldwide Mapping of Best Practices

    This report will provide an in-depth analysis of existing best practices, approaches, modes of social media communication between citizens and security operators, and of strategies on engagement and participation of citizens in security issues facilitated by social media..

  • Workshop 1 Ethics and Legal Issues

    DIY Policing - The modern Sherlock: police use of social media intelligence and evidence to solve crime. Ethical issues raised will likely include those connected with the benefits of citizen-led security initiatives versus the risks of vigilantism, namely illegitimate and unaccountable adoption by citizens of criminal justice functions such as intrusive investigation of individuals, public accusation, denunciation and punishment. The appropriateness of different relationships between police and such groups will be explored.

  • Workshop 2 Ethics and Legal Issues

    Riots and mass gatherings: social media use by public security planners before, during, and after the event. Ethical issues raised will relate to the risks to privacy of: the surveillance of individuals on social media for intelligence about such gatherings prior and during events; the use of material posted by individuals on social media to identify and prosecute offenders after the event. Legal issues raised relate to the implications of the use of images taken from or posted by police on social media to identify suspects. The legal status of images as forensic evidence and as personal (because identifying) data will be discussed.

  • Project Website

    Establishment of project website with appropriate social media content.

Publications

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Coordinator

THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 442 812,50


Kirby Corner Road - University House
CV4 8UW COVENTRY
United Kingdom
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Participants

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands

EU contribution: EUR 268 381,25


ANNA VAN BUERENPLEIN 1
2595 DA DEN HAAG
Netherlands
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Activity type: Research Organisations

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EUROPEAN ORGANISATION FOR SECURITY SCRL
Belgium

EU contribution: EUR 236 375


RUE MONTOYER 10
1000 BRUXELLES
Belgium
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Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

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FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany

EU contribution: EUR 223 687,50


HANSASTRASSE 27C
80686 MUNCHEN
Germany
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FORUM EUROPEEN POUR LA SECURITE URBAINE
France

EU contribution: EUR 152 187,50


RUE DES MONTIBOEUFS 10
75020 PARIS
France
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Activity type: Other

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KENTRO MELETON ASFALEIAS
Greece

EU contribution: EUR 190 312,50


P KANELLOPOULOU 4 ST
10177 ATHINA
Greece
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Activity type: Research Organisations

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UNIVERSITEIT UTRECHT
Netherlands

EU contribution: EUR 138 750


HEIDELBERGLAAN 8
3584 CS UTRECHT
Netherlands
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Activity type: Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

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XLAB RAZVOJ PROGRAMSKE OPREME IN SVETOVANJE DOO
Slovenia

EU contribution: EUR 87 000


POT ZA BRDOM 100
1000 LJUBLJANA
Slovenia
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Activity type: Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

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AYUNTAMIENTO DE VALENCIA
Spain

EU contribution: EUR 81 250


PLAZA AYUNTAMIENTO 1
46002 VALENCIA
Spain
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Activity type: Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)

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Police Service of Northern Ireland
United Kingdom

EU contribution: EUR 81 250


Knock Road 65
BT5 6LE Belfast
United Kingdom
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Activity type: Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)

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