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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.
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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)

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ATOS SPAIN SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 258 597,50

BOC ASSET MANAGEMENT GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 218 925

INSTITUTE OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES

Bulgaria

EU Contribution

€ 77 240

Cross-border Research Association

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 320 400

INGENIERIA DE SISTEMAS PARA LA DEFENSA DE ESPANA SA-SME MP

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 286 274,94

CESKE VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V PRAZE

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 332 600

SECEUR SPRL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 217 049

UNIVERSITAT FUR WEITERBILDUNG KREMS

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 307 037,50

UNIVERSITY OF HAIFA

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 113 696

UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 259 800,80

INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE TECNICA AEROESPACIAL ESTEBAN TERRADAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 205 100

CESS GMBH CENTRE FOR EUROPEAN SECURITY STRATEGIES

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 273 200

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 261633

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 April 2011

  • End date

    31 March 2013

Funded under:

FP7-SECURITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 523 049,67

  • EU contribution

    € 3 407 075,80

Coordinated by:

Sigmund Freud Privatuniversitat Wien GmbH

Austria