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Security Research Event (SRE)


Security Research Event 2023
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Security Research Event 2023

The European Commission (DG HOME) regularly organises the Security Research Event (SRE), bringing together policy makers, researchers, security practitioners and industry to discuss the state of play and challenges for security research in Europe.

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Overview of CERIS activities

The CERIS (Community for European Research and Innovation for Security) was launched at the beginning of 2022 to facilitate interactions and exchange within the security research community.

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Security Appraisal

The continuous transformations in the global and European geopolitical and economic landscape as the Covid pandemic, the war in Ukraine, international economic disputes, foreign interference, and disinformation highlight the importance of protection of critical technologies and infrastructures...

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CEPOL’s enhanced role in EU security research

With transnational serious crime on the rise, it is more important than ever that EU law enforcement officials have training at their disposal to acquire appropriate skills on cooperating with their peers in other Member States and using related EU instruments and tools in an effective manner.

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A new European Union Drugs Agency with a stronger role in research and innovation

The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction is the leading authority on illicit drugs in the European Union, with the main objective to provide independent scientific evidence and analysis on all aspects of this constantly changing threat to individual lives and wider society.

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eu-LISA and its role in EU security research

The Agency’s involvement in the EU security research was formally established with the revision of the eu-LISA establishing regulation, which expanded the mandate of the Agency in research and innovation.

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EUSPA – reinforcing Europe's security capabilities

The European Union Space Programme stands as a pivotal pillar in advancing security applications, propelling research, and fostering innovation across Europe's space endeavours. The Programme serves as a cornerstone for various security applications thanks to its various components.

SRE innovation award
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Security Innovation Award

DG HOME is happy to announce the 2023 Security Innovation Award, which will be presented in Brussels on the 24th of October 2023, at the occasion of the Security Research Event 2023.

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About Spain

Security Research and Innovation in Spain is coordinated between 3 Governmental bodies; The Ministry of Science and Innovation, the Ministry of Economy and Digital Transformation and the Ministry of Interior.

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About Sweden

Sweden is one of the five countries in the OECD with the highest R&D expenditure as a percentage of GDP. In this category, Sweden is one of the top five in terms of both overall R&D expenditure and R&D expenditure of the business enterprise sector and higher education sector respectively.

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Europol’s revised role in EU security research

From a security research perspective, one of the fundamental changes to the Europol regulation is to strengthen the role of the agency in the area of research and innovation.