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SEBASTIAN DENEF

Entrepreneur & researcher innovation and technology - Berlin

Sebastian is a researcher at Fraunhofer headquarters Berlin, and the CEO of his startup Uberblik where he develops technology solutions for different groups of people.

“I have always been interested in technology and how it interacts with people. Rather than being the very techie guy, I was interested in how technology changes, and how it can influence organisations, people and societies”

Interview Videos with the partners

Let the Coordinator and the partners of the SOURCE project present you their roles and aims within the project. During the course of project new videos will be downloaded.  Click HERE to see the first Videos.

New SOURCE Survey to investigate societal security in Europe

This survey is part of broader activities in the course the SOURCE-project to investigate societal security in Europe. This survey aims to understand the European citizens’ perceptions of security and to create a broad and comprehensible database on the many dimensions of societal security in Europe.

If you have any further questions regarding the survey itself or the aims of SOURCE, please do not hesitate to contact the authors of the questionnaire (office@vicesse.eu).

New Interview Videos with the partners

Let the Coordinator and the partners of the SOURCE project present you their roles and aims within the project. During the course of project new videos will be downloaded.  Click HERE to see the first Videos.

SOURCE Article - Testing societal security at the border: the case of Lampedusa

Abstract: In response to the growing societal anxieties concentrating on immigrants and asylum seekers entering the Schengen Area, the external border of Schengenland was established and progressively reinforced to limit uncontrolled immigration to the EU. However, looking closely at one of the most iconic portion of this border – the tiny Italian island of Lampedusa - one is left with the impression that it does not really address any of the security demands for which it was officially established.

Launch of Online-Questionnaire: “Building a network of excellence of Societal Security in Europe”

The SOURCE project has developed a questionnaire to understand how the different sectors involved in societal security interact, and whether or not they encounter any difficulties thereby. The aim is further to develop tools, processes and guidelines to improve the knowledge exchange between the different sectors.

New Report on Methodology workshop and review of available empirical sources

A new SOURCE report on Methodology workshop and review of available empirical sources is now posted! This report has the function to deal with the main question of how to assess societal security by reviewing available empirical knowledge on perceptions of security in society. Find more information at: http://societalsecurity.net/content/source-deliverables

Viviane Reding on the future of justice policies

On 20 June 2014, Vice-President of the European Commission Viviane Reding came to Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS, SOURCE partner) to present the European Commission's work on justice policies in the last 5 years and her personal vision on the future EU justice policy. Her intervention came ahead of the European Council meeting on 26 and 27 June and of the adoption of the strategic policy guidelines on justice and home affairs for the next five years (post-Stockholm Programme).

Press Release on Sector Survey Meeting in Brussels

The SOURCE Network of Excellence on societal security organized a sector survey meeting with high-ranking experts from different fields at the VUB on 5 June 2014. About 20 invited representatives from different professions and institutions, including partners of the SOURCE consortium discussed a number of security problems and solutions, following a structured approach of decision support for security solutions, based on the DESSI method.

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