Cross-cutting knowledge and value for common security solutions

R&I-enabled knowledge and value in cross-cutting matters reduces sector specific bias and breaks thematic silos that impede the proliferation of common security solutions.

Expected Outcomes: Projects’ results are expected to contribute to the following outcomes:

  • Strengthened civil society engagement  in security research and innovation activities; 
  • Promotion of socially and environmentally sustainable products and services through stronger civil society engagement; 
  • Policy-makers, security practitioners and the research community implement  security technological solutions and policies that fulfil both societal and legal requirements, such as inclusiveness, accessibility, universal design, openness, legitimacy, proportionality, ethics; 
  • State and non-state actors base their decision-making  on an assessment of  any possible negative societal impacts of security research outputs, including human rights implications and risks of ill-intended use; 
  • Security practitioners and citizens are provided with technical solutions that are transparent, privacy-sensitive, open source, friendly and easy to use; 
  • Security practitioners and citizens have the necessary skills and knowledge on the use of the new technologies being produced, as well as their impact on the society; 
  • Security practitioners have a broader understanding of the new opportunities offered by technological developments, including accessibility and universal design aspect of technologies which goes beyond the mere response to security challenges to ensure that everyone is included;
  • Security practitioners, the research community and policy-makers build upon existing knowledge on lessons learned and best practices, as well as recommendations and good examples of how the EU is using technology to combat risks to security while respecting and promoting fundamental rights.