FOCUS Project Overview:
Project Title: Foresight Security Scenarios: Mapping Research to a Comprehensive Approach to Exogenous EU Roles
Objectives: FOCUS will help shape European security research to enable the EU to effectively respond to tomorrow's challenges stemming from the globalization of risks, threats and vulnerabilities. FOCUS will concentrate on alternative future EU roles to prevent or respond to incidents situated on the "borderline" between the internal and external dimensions of the security affecting the Union and its citizens. It will do so by elaborating multiple scenarios, based on IT-supported foresight, in the form of alternative futures. These will be plausibility-probed versus mere threat scenarios. The main contribution of FOCUS is to develop an effective long-term foresight and assessment tool at the EU level, populated with the analyses carried out by the project. Moreover, FOCUS will deliver tangible products (such as an IT-based Knowledge Platform) and contents (e.g., a roadmap) for planning research and deciding on priorities. These products are usable beyond the project.
FOCUS Usable Output:
FOCUS Project Facts:
Call: FP7-SEC-2010-1, work programme topic 6.3-2 "Fore sighting the contribution of security research to meet the future EU roles"
EU Grant Agreement N°: 261633
Total Cost: € 4,372,012
Total EU Contribution: € 3,407,075
Starting Date: 01/04/2011
Ending Date: 31/03/2013