FOCUS Project Results:

FOCUS will deliver the following new knowledge and products as tangible input for the planning of security research in contribution to the EU's comprehensive approach:

  1. Thematic scenarios and plausibility-probed reference scenarios with maps of options, hypertext-based (described on different levels of abstraction, accessible on each level). This will enable users from different audiences to start at different levels of descriptions, working down to the required level of detail.
  2. A toolkit for scenario planning of tracks and roles for security research associated with future EU roles. This will be in the form of an applied solution in the form of a knowledge space where IT services can be orchestrated to provide a flexible, personalized and on-demand platform to perform analysis, design, communication, storage and evaluation of scenarios in the specific context of security research planning.
  3. A security research roadmap proposal in the form of a systematic compilation and focusing of scenario descriptions, expert knowledge and further foresight results as well as calibration of opposed expert opinions and expectations as well as divergent outcomes of the scenario foresight process.



Downloads:

The public deliverables, milestones, symposium/workshop reports and other documents of the FOCUS project are available in the downloads section. The download section also includes:

I&SImage Map


 

Overview table of FOCUS steps and results/output:


Comprehensive approach


Natural disasters & global environmental change

 

Critical infrastructure & supply chain protection

 

EU as a global actor based on the wider Petersberg Tasks

 

EU internal framework

 

Common scenario foresight methodology and strategy for integration of results

Foresight tool repertory (identification, summary and assessment of publicly available tools)

Working version of IT-based Knowledge Platform,
with "scenario tools workbench" as current front end
and definitions of scenario foresight processes

Environmental scanning and problem space description

Environmental scanning and problem space description

Environmental scanning and problem space description

Environmental scanning and problem space description

Environmental scanning and problem space description

Summary of problem space descriptions with proposed cross-cutting key drivers
Policy brief: FOCUS project newsletter no. 3

Scenario foresight process completed

Scenario foresight process completed

Scenario foresight process completed

Scenario foresight process completed

Scenario foresight process completed

Context scenarios: Future EU roles

Context scenarios: Future EU roles

Context scenarios: Future EU roles

Context scenarios: Future EU roles

Context scenarios: Future EU roles

Syllabus of scenarios for "EU 2035" security roles

Implementation of so-far tools (e.g. online questionnaires) and  results in the further development of the IT-based Knowledge Platform

Implementation of so-far tools (e.g. online questionnaires) and  results in the further development of the IT-based Knowledge Platform

Implementation of so-far tools (e.g. online questionnaires) and  results in the further development of the IT-based Knowledge Platform

Implementation of so-far tools (e.g. online questionnaires) and  results in the further development of the IT-based Knowledge Platform

Implementation of so-far tools (e.g. online questionnaires) and  results in the further development of the IT-based Knowledge Platform

Alternative futures: Scenarios for future security research in support of future EU roles

Alternative futures: Scenarios for future security research in support of future EU roles

Alternative futures: Scenarios for future security research in support of future EU roles

Alternative futures: Scenarios for future security research in support of future EU roles

Alternative futures: Scenarios for future security research in support of future EU roles

Thematic scenario portfolio for "security research 2035"

Implementation of results in the further development of the IT-based Knowledge Platform

Implementation of results in the further development of the IT-based Knowledge Platform

Implementation of results in the further development of the IT-based Knowledge Platform

Implementation of results in the further development of the IT-based Knowledge Platform

Implementation of results in the further development of the IT-based Knowledge Platform

Addressing of cross-cutting aspects and capabilities, including ethics issues (with some cross-theme foresight work)

Comprehensive scenario assessment questionnaire

Total assessment of scenario drivers

Information, results and requirements from related projects

Plausibility probe and input into reference scenario process

Plausibility probe and input into reference scenario process

Plausibility probe and input into reference scenario process

Plausibility probe and input into reference scenario process

Plausibility probe and input into reference scenario process

Plausibility-probed reference scenario syllabus with wiki implementation
Policy brief: FOCUS project newsletter no. 5

End-user memorandum on/evaluation of the reference scenarios

FOCUS conclusions for "Security Research 2035"

Roadmap for the planning of "Security Research 2035, including European Security (Research) Glossary
This is a light version of the roadmap, implemented on the IT-based Knowledge Platform.

The full version of the roadmap is available to registered users.

(The Deliverable describing the full roadmap is public and available here.)

The FOCUS roadmap proposal for the planning of "Security Research 2035" is geared towards  implementation of anticipated research requirements as they arise from the FOCUS reference scenarios, as well as from analysis of cross-cutting (cross-scenario) aspects and transversal issues that are scenario-independent. The roadmap moreover provides a knowledge landscape for the systematic selection of overall FOCUS content and results.

Generic curriculum model for education and training required in the reference scenarios and by the roadmap
(for registered users)

Final version of IT-based Knowledge Platform

(The Deliverable describing the platform is available here)


FOCUS is part of the network of the
European Foresight Platform:


 

 

 

 

 

Special issue dedicated to FOCUS results - now available online