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  • EU FP7 – SEC: RESPECT (40 Months: February 2012 - May 2015)
    Addresses and seeks to answer following issues: Role of surveillance systems and procedures, social and economic costs, legal basis and procedures, attitude toward surveillance systems.
    RESPECT will establish best-practice criteria developed on the basis of operational, economic, social and legal efficiency as well as citizen perceptions.
    RESPECT will develop a toolkit of pan-European application (and beyond) that will balance citizens’ privacy and security concerns.

  • EU FP7 - SiS: MAPPING (48 Months: March 2014 - February 2018)

    MAPPING’s goal is to create an all-round and “joined-up” understanding of the many and varied economic, social, legal and ethical aspects of the recent developments on the Internet, and their consequences for individuals and society at large. It specifically capitalises upon and debates the existing innovation policies, business models and legal frameworks related to the implementation of the Digital Agenda for Europe, as well as the changes needed to set up an improved governance structure for the EU innovation ecosystem.

    The key to MAPPING’s success is in its mobilisation of and mutual learning for a wide spectrum of ICT-related stakeholders and social actors. These include for example, academics, law and policy makers, Internet Service Providers, international and EU Internet governance bodies, NGOs and civil society organisations. MAPPING aims to contribute to the digital transition and improve the innovation climate in the EU concentrating efforts in 3 focus areas: IPR, Privacy and Internet Governance.

  • EU FP7 - SEC: EVIDENCE (30 Months: March 2014 - June 2016)
    Generally speaking, globalisation of criminality requires the tight collaboration of the law enforcement and judiciary systems of different countries: evidence obtained in a State has to be shared and accepted in other States, while simultaneously observing fundamental rights and substantial or procedural safeguards. The lack of legislation and standards at the national and international level obviously makes this particularly difficult.

    EVIDENCE sets the proper scenario and framework for designing new relationship among all actors involved in the electronic evidence process at European and international level by setting common rules for exchanging and sharing evidence in deep security and in compliance with data protection and fundamental rights.

    Furthermore, this investigation develops and reinforces the networking between the EU States and candidate states. It permits the exchange of information and experiences at the European level and cooperation between legal authorities, lawyers, police and private experts. It is a way of developing the European Judicial Space, fighting together against technological crimes. Moreover, the connections established through co-ordination and networking during this project may be able to sustain the research agenda proposed beyond the end of this project.

  • EU FP7 – GENOCIDE (ERC) (48 Months: January 2012 - December 2015)
    In Europe and all over the world, mass violence and genocides have been a structural feature of the 20th century. Our research programme, Corpses of Mass Violence and Genocide, aims at questioning the social legacy of mass violence by studying how different societies have coped with the first consequence of mass destruction: the mass production of cadavers. What status and what value have indeed been given to corpses? What symbolic, social, religious, economic or political uses have been made of dead bodies in occupied Europe, Soviet Union, Serbia, Spain but also Rwanda, Argentina or Cambodia, both during and after the massacres?

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  • EU FP7 - SSH: CONSENT (36 Months: May 2010 -April 2013)
    The largest EU-supported multi-million Euro research project investigating consumer sentiment and privacy in on-line situations.
  • EU FP7 – SEC : SMART (36 Months: June 2011 - May 2014)
    Addresses the questions of automated decision taking with respect to the “smart surveillance” technologies in a society where privacy and data protection are fundamental rights. The risks and opportunities inherent to the use of smart surveillance will be evaluated and a number of technical, procedural and legal options for safeguards will be developed. SMART aims to create a toolkit which would inform system designers, policy makers and legislative bodies across Europe and beyond.

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