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Serious Games

Document type: 
Technology Trend card
Authors / Institution: 
Publisher / Publication: 
Fraunhofer for the SOURCE project
Abstract: 

1 page fact sheet on the technology trends of Serious Gaming

“Serious Games” are a special type of games which beside mere entertainment are designed to share and teach specific knowledge or train specific skills; an early example are flight simulators. Sometimes the main purpose of such games is also to foster a discussion on a complex subject to gain new insights.

Emergency Management Information Systems

Document type: 
Technology Trend card
Authors / Institution: 
Publisher / Publication: 
Fraunhofer for the SOURCE project
Abstract: 

1 page fact sheet on the technology trends of Emergency Management Information Systems (EMIS)

Emergency management information systems (EMIS) are complex IT tools to support decision making during emergency situations by enhancing the situational awareness of disaster management teams. It supports the management of infrastructures, as well as all affected parties (such as first responders and affected civilians) by real-time, collaborative group decision making. EMIS are also used for risk mitigation and recovery actions.

Non-lethal electromagnetic weapons for crowd control

Document type: 
Technology Trend card
Authors / Institution: 
Publisher / Publication: 
Fraunhofer for the SOURCE project
Abstract: 

1 page sheet on the technology trends of non-lethal electromagnetic weapons for crowd control

Electromagnetic weapons for use against humans have been developed in the USA. They use millimeter-waves of 95 GHz that penetrate only the upper layer of the human skin where they cause a burning sensation. Goal of these weapons is to repel target subjects without inducing burn injuries.

Research for Civil Security Social Dimensions of Security Research

Document type: 
Report
Publisher / Publication: 
German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
Abstract: 

From 2007 to the start of 2012, the Federal Government
has been supporting the development of innovative
technologies in order to protect the population

against such occurrences in an effective manner as part
of its “High-Tech strategy for Germany”. Over 278 million
euros have been made available for this “Research
for Civil Security” programme until the beginning of
2012. The aims of these projects are the early detection
of threats to the population and the environment, the
prevention of risks, and the limitation of possible consequences.

Research for Civil Security 2012 – 2017

Document type: 
Report
Publisher / Publication: 
German Federal Minister of Education and Research
Abstract: 

This brochure gives readers an insight into the “Research for civil security 2012-2017” framework programme.

With its “Research for Civil Security” framework programme, the Federal Government is investing in tomorrow’s security. The framework programme thus implements the goals of the “High-Tech Strategy 2020 for Germany”, which includes security as one of five demand fields that are guiding the Federal Government’s innovation policy activities.

The focus here is on solutions which guarantee the protection of the population and of critical infrastructures against threats arising from terrorism, sabotage, organised crime, piracy or the consequences of natural disasters and major accidents, and which contribute to the protection of our liberal way of life.

FUTURE THREAT SCENARIOS FOR IDENTIFYING SOCIETAL SECURITY NEEDS – THE METHODOLOGICAL APPROACH BASED ON EUROPEAN PROJECT ETTIS

Document type: 
Scientific publication
Publisher / Publication: 
Future Security 2014
Abstract: 

This paper outlines the methodology of developing scenarios in the context of security
that can be used as a base for meeting societal challenges today. These challenges

are seen in handling of threats that might occur in the future which is described in
alternative scenarios. These scenarios represent different combinations of alternative
developments and trends in politics, economics, technology and society. Handling
threats that might affect the society implies finding solutions. The usual way in foresight
activities and technology assessment, in particular in the field of security, lies in
outlining solution-oriented options and recommendations for arising challenges. For the
project ETTIS (European Trends and Threats in Society), this approach was modified
by integrating the need-perspective. This need-oriented approach for deriving solutions
ought to address the actual needs of the society in order to find the appropriate
solutions and can be seen as an intermediate step between the identification of threats
and solutions. The analysis to date has shown that the involved experts have very
different perceptions of threats as well as security needs: (i) There is a difficulty to
define what is the difference between needs and solutions. (ii) There are conflicts and
cross influences between needs. (iii) Finally, despite the different framework conditions
in scenarios, the resulting needs do not vary significantly in different scenarios,
however the impact differs between them and is significantly higher or lower.

Nordic Centre of Excellence for Security Technologies and Societal Values (NordSTEVA)

Document type: 
Blog/website
Authors / Institution: 
Publisher / Publication: 
NordForsk
Abstract: 

Nordic Centre of Excellence for Security Technologies and Societal Values (NordSTEVA) is a virtual centre of excellence whose aim is to advance research, education and training, industrial strategy

and public policy in support of a wider and deeper understanding of the security technology/values interface. The centre will draw together and integrate diverse ideas, capabilities and experiences in order to generate new knowledge, new approaches, and new solutions in support of the enhancement of Nordic societal security.

SOURCE Legal Card –Commission proposal for a European Border and Coast Guard (EBCG)

Document type: 
Legal Trend card
Authors / Institution: 
Publisher / Publication: 
CEPS

SOURCE Legal & Policy Card –European Maritime Border Surveillance

Document type: 
Legal Trend card
Authors / Institution: 
Publisher / Publication: 
CEPS

SOURCE Legal Card –European Agenda on Migration (EMA)

Document type: 
Legal Trend card
Authors / Institution: 
Publisher / Publication: 
CEPS

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