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Decision Support on Security Investment

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 261718

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2011

  • End date

    30 June 2013

Funded under:

FP7-SECURITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 902 303,73

  • EU contribution

    € 1 561 095,91

Coordinated by:

FONDEN TEKNOLOGIRADET

Denmark

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.
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Coordinator

FONDEN TEKNOLOGIRADET

Address

Arnold Nielsens Boulevard 68 E
2650 Hvidovre

Denmark

Activity type

Research Organisations

Administrative Contact

Lars Klüver (Mr.)

Participants (5)

TEKNOLOGIRADET-THE DANISH BOARD OF TECHNOLOGY

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 709 239,47

OESTERREICHISCHE AKADEMIE DER WISSENSCHAFTEN

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 226 380,60

INSTITUTT FOR FREDSFORSKNING

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 175 855,84

TEKNOLOGIRADET - THE NORWEGIAN BOARD OF TECHNOLOGY

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 294 100

VEREIN FUR SOZIALWISSENSCHAFTLICHEFORSCHUNG UND BERATUNG EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 155 520

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 261718

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2011

  • End date

    30 June 2013

Funded under:

FP7-SECURITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 902 303,73

  • EU contribution

    € 1 561 095,91

Coordinated by:

FONDEN TEKNOLOGIRADET

Denmark