Skip to main content

Foresight Security Scenarios: Mapping Research to a Comprehensive Approach to Exogenous EU Roles

Objective

FOCUS will allow designing European security research to effectively cope with future EU roles responding to tomorrow’s challenges resulting from the globalization of risks, threats and vulnerabilities. It will do so through the elaboration of multiple scenarios based on IT-supported foresight in the form of alternative futures that are plausibility-probed and not just threat scenarios. FOCUS will design and apply an “embedded scenario” integrating method, delineating options for future tracks and broadened concepts of security research within context scenarios for EU roles to respond to transversal challenges (whose causes are exogenous, but whose consequences will be experienced within the EU). This will be performed along five big themes: 1) different tracks of a comprehensive approach as followed by European institutions, Member States and international strategic actors, particularly including linkages between the internal and external dimension of security; 2) natural disasters and environment-related hazards, focused on comprehensive risk reduction, civil protection and reconstruction; 3) critical infrastructure and supply chain protection, centred on preventing and responding to malicious attacks on EU citizens and utilities abroad as well as to meet threats before they reach the EU or affect the supply chain; 4) the EU as a global actor based on the wider Petersberg Tasks, building on EU and member states instruments and capability processes; 5) the evolution of the EU’s internal framework and prerequisites for delivering a comprehensive approach, including Lisbon treaty provisions and relevant strategies (e.g. for engagement with other international actors) as well as ethical acceptability and public acceptance. FOCUS will deliver (a) an IT Platform with tools and infrastructure for designing, applying, evaluating and managing scenarios for research planning, (b) populated with scenarios and analyses; (c) a roadmap with new tracks for security research.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/globalization
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/crisis management
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/physical geography/natural disaster

Call for proposal

FP7-SEC-2010-1
See other projects for this call

Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

Sigmund Freud Privatuniversitat Wien GmbH
Address
Schnirchgasse 9A
1030 Wien
Austria
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 537 155,06
Administrative Contact
Heinz Laubreuter (Mr.)

Participants (12)

ATOS SPAIN SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 258 597,50
Address
Calle De Albarracin 25
28037 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pedro Soria-Rodriguez (Mr.)
BOC ASSET MANAGEMENT GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 218 925
Address
Operngasse 20B
1040 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Robert Woitsch (Dr.)
INSTITUTE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 77 240
Address
Ul. Acad G Bonchev Bl 2
1113 Sofia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Todor Tagarev (Dr.)
Cross-border Research Association
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 320 400
Address
Route De La Chocolatiere 26
1026 Echandens
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Juha Hintsa (Mr.)
INGENIERIA DE SISTEMAS PARA LA DEFENSA DE ESPANA SA-SME MP
Spain
EU contribution
€ 286 274,94
Address
Calle Beatriz De Bobadilla 3
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Diego Fernández Vázquez (Mr.)
CESKE VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V PRAZE
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 332 600
Address
Jugoslavskych Partyzanu 1580/3
160 00 Praha
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Dana Prochazkova (Prof.)
SECEUR SPRL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 217 049
Address
Rue De La Loi 235
1040 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ramona Kundt (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAT FUR WEITERBILDUNG KREMS
Austria
EU contribution
€ 307 037,50
Address
Dr Karl Dorrek Strasse 30
3500 Krems
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Walter Seböck (Prof.)
UNIVERSITY OF HAIFA
Israel
EU contribution
€ 113 696
Address
Abba Khushy Blvd Mount Carmel
31905 Haifa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Suzan Aminpour (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 259 800,80
Address
Gregor Mendel Strasse 33
1180 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mandana Ameri (Ms.)
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE TECNICA AEROESPACIAL ESTEBAN TERRADAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 205 100
Address
Cr Torrejon Ajalvir Km 4 2
28850 Torrejon De Ardoz Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Marta March (Ms.)
CESS GMBH CENTRE FOR EUROPEAN SECURITY STRATEGIES
Germany
EU contribution
€ 273 200
Address
Grunwalder Strasse 155A
81545 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
David Deyl (Mr.)