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Transdisciplinary methods for societal impact assessment and impact creation for security research technologies

Objective

Current European research and innovation (R&I) and security policies aim to address challenges that threaten European societies by deploying security technologies. Security technologies are typically intended to promote public safety, security and increase societal resilience. At the same time, security technologies spur controversies and can have enormous societal, legal, ethical, economic and political impact. Such technologies often infringe human rights, reproduce and reinforce power imbalances and social injustice. Civil society is rarely or restrictively involved during research and development of security technologies, and thus societal concerns might not be well addressed in this process. Security technologies and R&I should not create societal mistrust or missed opportunities to jointly build societal resilience.

TRANSCEND aims to improve practices of citizen and societal engagement in security R&I: to enable individuals, and organisations that speak on their behalf, to participate actively and creatively in iterative processes of design and deployment. TRANSCEND will develop a Toolbox of methods to enhance the involvement of civil society in security R&I. The Toolbox will be tested and evaluated in four pilots, in close collaboration with diverse ‘on the ground’ organisations by bringing together transdisciplinary actors from academia, government, industry and society (Quadruple Helix). The TRANSCEND Framework will present guidelines on how to design and structure meaningful civil society and public engagement for societal impact assessment for security research technologies and present domain-specific instructions for the use of the TRANSCEND toolbox.

TRANSCEND will contribute to the uptake of effective methods for citizen and societal engagement throughout the EU, so that civil society are given a louder voice, a place at the right tables and security practitioners are motivated and equipped to enhance such participation.

Coordinator

TRILATERAL RESEARCH LIMITED
Net EU contribution
€ 185 750,00
Address
Fdw House Blackthorn Business Park Coes Road
Dundalk Louth
Ireland

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Region
Ireland Eastern and Midland Mid-East
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 185 750,00

Participants (7)

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 251 175,00
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
€ 251 175,00
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG EV
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 343 702,50
Address
Hansastrasse 27c
80686 Munchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 343 702,50
EUROPEAN ORGANISATION FOR SECURITY
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 264 062,50
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
€ 264 062,50
FORUM EUROPEEN POUR LA SECURITE URBAINE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 219 125,00
Address
Rue Des Montiboeufs 10
75020 Paris

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 219 125,00
OSTERREICHISCHES ROTES KREUZ
Austria
Net EU contribution
€ 246 250,00
Other funding
€ 246 250,00
INSTITUTT FOR FREDSFORSKNING
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 167 500,00
Address
Hausmanns Gate 3
0186 Oslo

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Region
Norge Oslo og Viken Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 167 500,00
FUNDACJA MOJE PANSTWO
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 73 750,00
Address
Ul. Nowogrodzka Nr 25 Lok 37
00-511 Warszawa

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Region
Makroregion województwo mazowieckie Warszawski stołeczny Miasto Warszawa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 73 750,00

Partners (1)

TRILATERAL RESEARCH LTD
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
One Knightsbridge Green Office 5.12, 5th Floor
SW1X 7QA London

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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
London Inner London — West Westminster
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
No data