Throughout the course of the project we will engage with other projects that are involved in similar studies.
The main objective of the project SecurePART is to involve civil society organisations more in EU security research. The present possibilities for the participation of civil society organisations (CSOs) are limited. They mostly amount to a consultant or observer function. There is a lack of structured participation from these organisations in policy making and implementation at national and European level.
RECIPE looks at border control across Europe, and aims to involve EU Member States with varying levels of progress within CIP area together with a candidate country so that the EU achievements are spread beyond its borders for a strengthened security of all. The project engages countries at three different levels of achievement in the field: Sweden boasting significant progress and distinctive results in CIP, Croatia who has only just initiated CIP-related efforts and Serbia who is lagging behind and is in need of peer assistance in establishing their own CIP system.
The main strategic objective of EU-CIRCLE is to move towards infrastructure network(s) that is resilient to today’s natural hazards and prepared for the future changing climate. Furthermore, modern infrastructures are inherently interconnected and interdependent systems; thus extreme events are liable to lead to ‘cascade failures’. EU-CIRCLE’s scope is to derive an innovative framework for supporting the interconnected European Infrastructure’s resilience to climate pressures.
The iSAR+ Project aims to research and develop guidelines and an associated platform that, in emergencies or crises, enables citizens using new mobile and online technologies to actively participate in the response effort, through the bi-directional provision, dissemination, sharing and retrieval of information essential for critical Public Protection and Disaster Relief (PPDR) intervention, in search and rescue (SAR), law enforcement and medical assistance.
Project Website: http://isar.i112.eu/
COSMIC will deliver a set of instructions, recommendations and best practices related to the exploitation of social media in emergency situations. This will be done by addressing and analysing the roles of major stakeholders associated with crisis management and by reviewing their communication needs, infrastructure bottlenecks and security priorities during disasters.
Project Website: http://www.cosmic-project.eu/
The Athena Project aims to develop technical applications or ‘apps’ for smart phones and mobile digital media devices, which will capture real-time information from the public during crisis situations. It is co-ordinated by West Yorkshire Police and will be delivered by a consortium of international partners.
Project Website: http://www.westyorkshire.police.uk/athena
The overall objective of EmerGent, Emergency Management in Social Media Generation, is to understand the impact of social media in emergencies – both positive and negative – in order to enhance the safety and security of citizens. Systematic research concerning the effective identification and integration of valuable and reliable information from social media into emergency management processes is needed. To achieve this, a strongly research-oriented methodology is created in EmerGent.
Project Website: http://www.fp7-emergent.eu/
GRAISearch is an Eu funded project examining the use of graphics rendering and artificial intelligence for improved mobile search capabilities.
Project Website: http://graisearch.tapastreet.com/