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30 May 2006

Protecting Europe: Policies for Enhancing Security in the EU

This conference report summarizes the proceedings of the SDA's May 2006 conference on policies for enhancing security in the EU. The panelists discuss how EU security strategy could be tailored to take an all hazards approach to the many layers of threat, ranging from terrorist attacks to natural catastrophes, disease pandemics and organized crime. They also address the issue of what measure of border security and civil protection is afforded by technologies developed by Europe's industries, and what new instruments are needed. Finally, the discussion focuses on the question of how much coordination exists in areas ranging from intelligence-gathering to surveillance of people, and from enhanced security measures to civil and infrastructural protection.

© 2006 Security Defence Agenda (SDA)



Giles Merritt and John Chapman



The report includes a list of conference participants.