TRANSCEND – Transdisciplinary Methods for Societal Impact Assessment and Impact Creation For Security Research Technologies
The TRANSCEND project was built upon the following observation: civil society is too rarely involved in the research and development of technologies for security purposes. This is the reason why it is not always easy to understand and resolve societal injustice. TRANSCEND views security technologies, research and innovation as ways of creating opportunities for European societies. Technology brings forth certain vulnerabilities regarding data protection, ethics and human rights. It is essential to provide citizens with the possibility to get involved in these matters that directly affect them.
TRANSCEND aims to enable individuals, and organisations that speak on their behalf, to participate actively and creatively in iterative processes of design and deployment.
The project will develop a Toolbox of methods to enhance the involvement of civil society in security Research & Innovation.
The project members will test and evaluate the Toolbox in four pilot exercises by bringing together transdisciplinary actors from academia, government, industry and society.
The TRANSCEND framework will present guidelines on how to design and structure meaningful civil society and public engagement for societal impact assessment for security research technologies.
It will also include domain-specific instructions for the use of the TRANSCEND Toolbox.
The TRANSCEND project is led by Trilateral Research Ireland (TRI). The consortium includes the German Research Institute Fraunhofer (FhG), the Austrian RedCross (AutRC), the European Organisation for Security (EOS), the civic tech network Code for All, the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), and the European Forum for Urban Security (Efus).
The implementation of the project will take place through four pilots by bringing together transdisciplinary actors from academia, government, industry and society.
Provide a innovative methods to increase citizen and societal engagement and involve local policymakers and civil society.
Develop a toolbox of methods.
Run the four pilots based around the partner cities.
Contribute to the employment of effective methods for citizen and societal engagement.
Four Pilots will be conducted within the project TRANSCEND. The pilots will be carried out in the security domains of:
- Cybersecurity (CS)
- Disaster resilient societies (DRS)
- Fighting crime and terrorism (FCT)
- Border management (BM)
Efus will recruit a group of cities to participate in pilot projects and project activities.
By integrating the cities in its network, Efus will also implement a pilot project on Fighting Crime and Terrosrism topic. Through policy and advocacy activities, it will be in charge of communicating and disseminating the results of the project to its network as well.
October 2022 – September 2025 (36 months)
Bamba Niang – Programme Manager – email@example.com
Ilyana Skalli – Programme Manager – firstname.lastname@example.org
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