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The European Entry Exit System (EES)

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Legal Trend card
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CEPS for the SOURCE project
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The idea of developing a European Entry and Exit System dates back to February 2013 with a first proposal published by the European Commission on a “Smart Borders Package” to better manage increase

d traveller flows and efficiently respond to security concerns. It was composed of 1) an Entry-Exit System (EES) to replace the passport stamping and have a record of overstays, 2) a Registered Traveller Programme (RTP) for frequent travellers to benefit from a pre-screening procedure and be able to use Automated Border Control (ABC) gates like EU citizens and 3) amendments to the Schengen Borders Code to integrate the above-mentioned changes

All 25 technology trend cards

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SOURCE publication
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Fraunhofer for the SOURCE project
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An overview of twenty five technoclogies and their trends as relevant to societal security

5G - Next Generation Mobile Network, Agent-based Modelling, Augmented Reality Systems, Automated human behavior analysis, Biometric Recognition Technologies, Bioremediation, Blockchain, CRISPR/Cas, Earthquake Prediction, Emergency Management Information Systems, European Maritime Surveillance Systems, Homomorphic Encryption, Indoor Navigation, Internet of Things Security, Machine Learning for Security Applications, Nano Air Vehicles, Non-lethal electromagnetic weapons for crowd control, Post-Quantum Cryptography, Predictive Policing, Quantum Cryptography, Serious Games, Smart Grid, Swarm Robotics, Through-the-Wall Sensing, Whole Body Scanner, 

 

E-Handbook on Societal Security Crises and Emergency Response in Europe

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SOURCE publication
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Insitute for European Studies, Vrije Universiteit Brussel for the SOURCE project
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The e-handbook is an innovative educational tool for first responders managing crises in the area of societal security.

It features six multi-media case-studies coming from different parts of Europe, namely: Austria, Sweden, Belgium, and Spain. The case-studies explore and re-construct strategies and actions of first response professionals involved in management of socio-political emergencies and natural disasters. In addition to texts, the interactive content includes educational assignments and video interviews, in which professionals, who took on key roles in the crisis management and emergency response, share their experiences.

Countering Terrorist Narratives

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Report
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Directorate-General for Internal Policies - POLICY DEPARTMENT FOR CITIZENS' RIGHTS AND CONSTITUTIONAL AFFAIRS
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This study, commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the LIBE Committee, provides an overview of current approac

hes to countering terrorist narratives. The first and second sections outline the different responses developed at the global and European Union levels. The third section presents an analysis of four different approaches to responding to terrorist narratives: disruption of propaganda distribution, redirect method, campaign and message design, and government communications and synchronisation of message and action. The final section offers a number of policy recommendations, highlighting five interrelated ‘lines of effort’ essential to maximising the efficiency and effectiveness of counterterrorism and countering violent extremism strategic communication. 

The politics of securitization and the Muhammad cartoon crisis: A post-structuralist perspective

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Scientific publication
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Security Dialogue, Vol. 42, No. 4-5: 357–369
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A broad array of authors and schools have influenced Barry Buzan and Ole Wæver’s formulation of securitization theory, including John L. Austin, Jacques Derrida and Carl Schmitt.

This article draws attention to and strengthens the post-structuralist elements in the writings of Buzan and Wæver, as this part of the theory has received less attention than those attributable to Schmitt and Austin. Starting from securitization theory as developed by Buzan and Wæver and engaging with later expansions of the theory, I suggest a post-structuralist framework built around three questions: Through which discursive structures are cases and phenomena represented and incorporated into a larger discursive field? What is the epistemic terrain through which phenomena are known? And, what are the substantial modalities that define what kind of an issue a security problem is? The last part of the article brings this framework to bear on the ‘Muhammad cartoon crisis’ that began with the publication of 12 cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten in 2005.

Politics, Security, Theory

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Scientific publication
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Security Dialogue, Vol. 42, No. 4-5: 465–480
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This article outlines three ways of analysing the ‘politics of securitization’, emphasizing an often-overlooked form of politics practised through theory design.

The structure and nature of a theory can have systematic political implications. Analysis of this ‘politics of securitization’ is distinct from both the study of political practices of securitization and explorations of competing concepts of politics among security theories. It means tracking what kinds of analysis the theory can produce and whether such analysis systematically impacts real-life political struggles. Securitization theory is found to ‘act politically’ through three structural features that systematically shape the political effects of using the theory. The article further discusses – on the basis of the preceding articles in the special issue – three emerging debates around securitization theory: ethics, transformations and post-Western analyses. The article finally suggests one possible way forward for securitization theory: a route built on first clarifying its concept of theory, then specifying more clearly the place of political theory and causal mechanisms in different parts of the analysis. The politics of securitization accordingly becomes sharpened. Instead of deducing the political quality of the theory from various empirical statements by its proponents, this approach zooms in on the very core of the theory: how does it structurally condition work done with it in systematically political ways?

EU and Member States’ policies and laws on persons suspected of terrorism-related crimes

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Report
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Directorate-General for Internal Policies - POLICY DEPARTMENT C: CITIZENS’ RIGHTS AND CONSTITUTIONAL AFFAIRS
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This study, commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the European Parliament Committee on Civil Liberties, Justi

ce and Home Affairs (LIBE Committee), presents an overview of the legal and policy framework in the EU and 10 select EU Member States on persons suspected of terrorism-related crimes. The study analyses how Member States define suspects of terrorismrelated crimes, what measures are available to state authorities to prevent and investigate such crimes and how information on suspects of terrorism-related crimes is exchanged between Member States. The comparative analysis between the 10 Member States subject to this study, in combination with the examination of relevant EU policy and legislation, leads to the development of key conclusions and recommendations. 

Video Interviews on “Security and Societal Issues: how to strike the good balance”

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Interview/sound/video
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SOURCE Network
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During the organization of the Roundtable on “Security and Societal Issues: how to strike the good balance” that took place in Brussels on the 8th February 2016, three video interviews with the mai

n speakers were conducted.

David Cronin on the power of private corporations at EU level

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Interview/sound/video
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SOURCE Network
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David Cronin is a writer and independent journalist.

He has written two books: Corporate Europe: How Big Business Sets Policies on Food, Climate and War, and Europe’s Alliance With Israel: Aiding the Occupation. He also writes for, amongst others, the Guardian, Spinwatch and Open Democracy. This video interview is a part of a series of interviews with experts in the field of security for SOURCE Virtual centre of excellence for research support and coordination on societal security.

Made by Ólöf Söebech and Louise Baduel

Leen Van Duijn on the need to increase knowledge sharing of research and security institutions

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Interview/sound/video
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SOURCE Network
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Leen van Duijn is the Director of National Security and Crisis Management at TNO – The Netherlands organisation for Applied Scientific Research.

The core research focus of the department is to develop concrete solutions to security and safety issues in the Netherlands and, increasingly, on an international level. This video interview is a part of a series of interviews with experts in the field of security for SOURCE Virtual centre of excellence for research support and coordination on societal security.

Made by Ólöf Söebech and Louise Baduel

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