Primary Network

The Primary Network is the first point of reference for the activities in the Project and functions as an extended advisory board. It serves both as the first line of dissemination and as the first line of information gathering. The Network also forms the basis of the future Virtual Centre of Excellence with already 75 confirmed members and more to come.

The objective of establishing and advancing a Primary Network will be met by knowledge- and experience-sharing activities across all relevant sectors concerned with societal security. The functioning network will form the foundation for the virtual centre of excellence, which is the overall aim of the project to establish.
 
These sectors differ considerably in terms of their premises, their tools, their values, their means and their goals. The approach and methodology towards the Primary Network will be to develop a set of tools to mediate between different epistemologies, translate them, and provide concrete practices that can make it possible to use knowledge from one sector for the benefit of other sectors thereby avoiding advancing the domination of one kind of security knowledge over another. These sectors are identified as:
 

  1. The social and human science research communities, including social sciences, political sciences, human sciences, history, philosophy, and other sub-fields that take security in one form or another as there object of study.
  2. Security industry actors, whose aim is to organise financing, development, and production activities that bring security products and services to the market; the sector includes technology developers, engineers, designers, technicians and the institutes, organisations and businesses that support them, and who are dedicated to the design, development and creation of commercial viable technological tools and methods in the field of security.
  3. Security policy-makers on European, national and subnational levels, including agencies, executive branches of governments, and other actors interested in influencing the course of security policy in the name of government agencies; and
  4. Members of civil society, i.e. the public space between government and the market, concerned with security of societies and above all the terms according to which it is organized. This includes the civic and social organizations that support collective action relevant for the security of society, public interest groups, associations that mobilize activities in support of civil and human rights, free speech, etc.
  5. Societal security end-users on all relevant levels, including emergency preparedness and crisis management personnel, police and security agencies, border guards, infrastructure managers.

 
Though they clearly interact, these sectors are fundamentally different because of the very nature of fields of knowledge that form the core of their way of thinking and working. This is
because they grow out of different ‘knowledge communities’, that is, educational and training backgrounds, institutional foundations, industrial economic sectors, different techniques and technologies, and different means for communication and dissemination of the objects of their work.
 
The aim of the SOURCE network of excellence is to overcome the challenge of establishing the common ground between the five widely differing groups of actors concerned with societal security both in Europe and abroad and to put in place, in the form of a virtual centre of excellence, the tools, methods, institutions and infrastructure necessary to make them sustainable beyond the initial project period.

The list of current members contains:

Alessandro

Acquisti

Carnegie Mellon University

Christine

Adler

Ludwig Maximilians-University

Regina

Ammicht Quinn

Eberhard-Karls-University Tuebingen

George J.

Annas

Boston University

Dragana

Avramov

Population & Social Policy Consultants (PSPC)

Kirstie

Ball

School of Management, University of St Andrews

Fernando

Barbero Fernàndez

INDRA SISTEMAS

Tugba

Basaran

University of Kent at Brussels

Christian

Baumhauer

ARTTIC SAS

Rafael

Behr

Hamburg University of applied Police Sciences

Jörn

Birkman

United Nations University (UNU)

Arjen

Boin

Leiden University, Department of Political Science

Albrecht

Broemme

The German Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW)

Manfred

Bromba

Bromba GmbH Biometrics

Angel

Carracedo Alvarez

Instituto de Ciencias Forenses 'Luís Concheiro', Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

Johann

Čas

Austrian Academy of Sciences Academia

Ho

Chang

Human Scan AG

Sadie

Creese

University of Oxford

Christopher

Daase

Goethe University

Fiona

de Londras

University of Birmingham

Sara

Degli Esposti

The Open University

Gemma

Deler

Applus+

Monica

den Boer

Head of Department of Policing, Intelligence and Counter-Terrorism (PICT), Macquarie University

George

Dimitrov

Law and Internet Foundation

Avi

Domb

Division of identification & Forensic sciences, Israel Police

Jean-Luc

Dugelay

EUROCOM

Bernhard

Frevel

University of Public Administration,  North Rhine Westphalia

Maja

Frykman Povrzanovic

Malmo University College

Sabine

Funk

Certified Crowd & Safety Manager

Frank

Furedi

University of Kent

Peter

Fussey

University of Essex

Gemma

Galdon Clavell

Universitat Oberta de Catalunya

Thomas

Goergen

German Police University

Stephen

Graham

New Castle University

Peter

Graham

Border Security and Immigration at IBM, Global Business Services

David

Gus Hussein

Privacy International

Edward F.

Halpin

Leeds Metropolitan University

Mireille

Hildebrandt

Erasmus School of Law

Mojmír

Janeček

Iuridicum Remedium 

Rainer

Koch

University of Padderborn

Daniela

Koleva

Law and Internet Foundation

Georgios

Kolliarakis

Cluster of Excellence "The Formation of Normative Orders", Goethe-Universität Frankfurt

Douwe

Korff

Oxford Martin School

Frederik

Kortbæk

FK Konsulting

Wojciech

Kostecki

Interdisciplinary Centre for Conflict Research

Massimo

Lanfranco

Joint Research Centre, Institute for the Protection and Security of the Citizen Global Security and Crisis Management Unit EU CBRN Centres of Excellence

Marco

Lombardi

Catholic University of Sacred Heart – ITSTIME

Oto

Luthar

Slovenian Academy of Arts and Sciences

Mark

Maguire

National University of Ireland, Maynooth

Lars Göran

Mattson

Department of Transport Science, KTH – Royal Institute of Technology

Mark

Mellet

Irish Naval Service, Defence Forces Ireland

Caroline

Miltgen

University of Angers

Per

Näsman

Group of Safety Research, KTH – Royal Institute of Technology

Alexander

Neumann

Insitute for Urban Security Studies

Arto

Niemenkari

The Finnish Border Guard

Ulrik

Ortiz Rasmussen

Rail & Road Protec GmbH

Nils

Petersen

University of Witten/Herdecke

Véronique

Pevtschin

ENGINEERING

Giovanni

Pisapia

ITSTIME – Italian Team for Security, Terroristic Issues & Managing Emergencies

Aaron

Quigley

University of St Andrews

David

Ransom

People United Against Crime

Enrico

Reboscio

DOTVOCAL

Anaïs

Reding

RAND Europe

Tomas

Ries

Swedish National Defence University

Antoinette

Rouvroy

National Fund for Scientific Research / Centre de Recherche en information, Droit et Societè

Simon

Runkel

University of Heidelberg, Department of Geography

Martin

Scheinin

European University Institute

Peter M.

Schneider

Institute of Legal Medicine, University of Cologne

Detlef

Schroeder

European Police College (CEPOL)

 

 

 

Noel

Sharkey

University of Sheffield

Alexander

Siedschlag

Center for European Security Studies, Sigmund Freud Private University

Tom

Sorell

University of Birmingham

Hauke

Speth

The City of Dortmund Fire department, Institute of Fire Service and Rescue Technology

Bernd Carsten

Stahl

DeMontford University

Saskia

Steiger

Forschungsforum Öffentliche Sicherheit, Freie Universität Berlin

Tim H.

Stuchtey

Brandenburg Inst. for Society & Security

Klaus

Stüllenberg

Foundation for Crime Prevention

Erik

Toepfer

Statewatch

Mimi

Urbanc

Slovenian Academy of Arts and Sciences

William

Webster

Centre for Research into Information, Surveillance and Privacy (CRISP) - University of Stirling

Adelheid

Wessling

KOM-Consulting

Matthias

Wienroth

Northumbria University Centre for Forensic Science

David

Wright

TRILATERAL

Steve

Wright

Leeds Beckett University,  School of Social,  Psychological and Communication Sciences

Alessandro

Zanasi

Zanasi & Partners

  
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