The project’s priority is to address the human factors and social and organisational aspects of EU border and external security within the Secure Societies-Protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens sub-programme within the Horizon 2020 Programme.
Border and external security may depend on a variety of human factors, and social and societal issues including gender. The adoption of appropriate organisational measures and the deeper understanding of how novel technologies and social media impact border control are required. One main challenge is to manage the flow of travellers and goods arriving at our external borders, while at the same time tackling irregular migration and enhancing our internal security. Any novel technology or organisational measure will need to be accepted by the European citizens. For the purpose of this topic, ‘migration’ does not refer to persons enjoying the right of free movement under Article 21 TFUE and secondary legislation (i.e. Union citizens and their family members, independently of their nationality).
Proposals are invited to address issues related to research and innovation, each of which should address one of the following sub-themes:
- Identify security threats that may arise from certain perceptions abroad that deviate from EU reality.
- Modelling, prediction and treatment of migratory flows to avoid tensions and violence.
- Development of threat indicators at the EU’s external borders based on sound risk and vulnerability assessment methodologies.
22nd of August, 2019