Didier de Wulf, from Hulpverleningszone Centrum, in Gent has participated in the Security Research Event 2018.

Under the theme “Making Europe a safer place: demonstrating the impact of EU-funded security research”, SRE 2018 has demonstrated the strength and inspiring results of security-related research and innovation activities and how these positively contribute to the work being conducted on a daily basis by thousands of security practitioners.

The Security Research Event (SRE) consists of two interrelated parts:
– A Conference in which the main challenges related to the theme of the event are addressed;
– An Exhibition that concretely supports the conference’s theme, featuring around 50 projects showcasing their results.

SRE 2018 has gathered 800 participants representing a wide range of security stakeholders: researchers, industry representatives, public security providers and practitioners (i.e. fire departments, police, border guards, Law Enforcement Agencies, etc.), as well as a wide number of policymakers from across Europe.

While the first day of the Conference was characterised by two high level panels and a dinner reception sponsored by the Austrian presidency, the second day addressed a number of security-related dimensions such as:

  • Border security

  • Citizens awareness

  • Cybercrime

  • Protection of public spaces

  • Maritime Security

  • Disaster resilient societies

  • Terrorism

  • Radicalisation

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