FOCUS allows designing European security research to effectively cope with future EU roles responding to tomorrow's challenges resulting from the globalization of risks, threats and vulnerabilities. It does so through the elaboration of multiple scenarios based on IT-supported foresight in the form of alternative futures that are plausibility-probed and not just threat scenarios. FOCUS designed and applied an "embedded scenario" integrating method, delineating options for future tracks and broadened concepts of security research within context scenarios for EU roles to respond to transversal challenges (whose causes are exogenous, but whose consequences will be experienced within the EU).
This was performed along the following five Big Themes, including related extensive horizon scanning, studies, and empirical foresight work:
Results from foresight scenario analysis per Big Theme are summarized in a so-called Common Analytical Framework Matrix (CAFM), as defined in the FOCUS project methodology.
CAFMs for each Big Theme are attached to this page.