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Decision Support on Security Investment

Objective

The DESSI project will develop a highly structured and versatile method for Decision Support on Security Investment, which provides a participatory assessment process, which takes into account the many and complex societal dimensions of security investment decisions.
The method will be developed through a combination of foresight and technology assessment methodologies, threat, security and criminology research, and praxis in multi-criteria assessment methods in fields such as cost-benefit analysis, risk assessment and impact assessment. The user will be able to compare alternative ways of counteracting a specific threat. The comparison will be made on a set of dimensions in security investment decisions, such as security gain, privacy impact, social implications, political significance, and economy. The assessment will be future-oriented by testing the investments against a set of future scenarios on possible changes in the societal context, thereby checking the robustness of decisions. DESSI will include participatory procedures, in which users, stakeholders, experts, decision-makers and/or citizens contribute to the structured consultation process, and thereby ensuring a balanced and broadly accepted assessment. It includes an internet-based work-flow tool.
The method provides for overview and insight into the pros and cons of a certain investment, as compared to a set of alternatives, and leave the final decision up to the user. A strong dissemination strategy ensures effective diffusion of the method.
The DESSI consortium contains expertise in: High-level decision support and advice; Conflict and national security research; Criminology and inner security; Impact assessment procedures; Foresight praxis; Participatory methodologies; Cost-benefit analysis and innovation economy.

Call for proposal

FP7-SEC-2010-1
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Coordinator

FONDEN TEKNOLOGIRADET
Address
Arnold Nielsens Boulevard 68 E
2650 Hvidovre
Denmark

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Lars Klüver (Mr.)

Participants (5)

TEKNOLOGIRADET-THE DANISH BOARD OF TECHNOLOGY

Participation ended

Denmark
EU contribution
€ 709 239,47
Address
Toldbodgade 12
1253 Kobenhavn K
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Lars Klüver (Mr.)
OESTERREICHISCHE AKADEMIE DER WISSENSCHAFTEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 226 380,60
Address
Dr. Ignaz Seipel-platz 2
1010 Wien

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Walter Peissl (Dr.)
INSTITUTT FOR FREDSFORSKNING
Norway
EU contribution
€ 175 855,84
Address
Hausmanns Gate 3
0186 Oslo

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Lars Even Andersen (Mr.)
TEKNOLOGIRADET - THE NORWEGIAN BOARD OF TECHNOLOGY
Norway
EU contribution
€ 294 100
Address
Prinsens Gate 18
0152 Oslo

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Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christine Hafskjold (Mrs.)
VEREIN FUR SOZIALWISSENSCHAFTLICHEFORSCHUNG UND BERATUNG EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 155 520
Address
Schlagintweitstrasse 14 A
80638 Munchen

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Reinhard Kreissl (Dr.)