From 21st to 22nd November 2017, the Federal Ministry for Education and Research, Germany, and the German National Contact for Security Research invited stakeholders in civil security research to the workshop on "Secure Societies: Shaping the future European security research programme“ in Brussels. During the poster session of the workshop, the project secUnity and the Kompetenzzentrum für Angewandte Sicherheits-TEchnoLogie (KASTEL) were presented by Kathrin Noack, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).
The workshop took place in the Train World Museum in Brussels. High-ranking representatives of the area on civil security research discussed in several panels about the future of the European security research programme considering Horizon 2020 and the coming 9th European Framework Programme. Mr. Eckhart Curtius, BMBF, welcomed many stakeholders to the panels, such as, among others, Mr. Christian Ehler, MEP, several representatives of the EU Commission like Mr. Jack Metthey, as well as several representatives of EU member states, and stakeholders from the practitioner, the academic and the commercial side.