How do security technologies sustain, bolster or challenge core Nordic values and political structures? These issues have been at the heart of the Centre of Excellence for Security Technologies and Societal Values (NordSTEVA) for the past five years. Ranging from studies of social media, surveillance, algorithms used to create big data to energy technologies we have investigated how those technologies are embedded in everyday social and institutional practices and how they support or challenge Nordic values, such as democratic participation, equal opportunities, and personal freedom. The fundamental assumption has been that security technologies are not value-free, but rather embody and influence Nordic values. In this final conference, we revisit these focal points and point to future trends and theoretical and empirical insights.

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The first day is dedicated to academic discussion, whereas the second day is dedicated to the view of practitioners. Please note that parts of the programme on the second day will be held in Danish.

We encourage all participants to take part in both days, if possible. Participation is free of charge, but travel and accommodation costs are not covered. We invite everyone with an interest in the field including students to sign up for participation here:

Upon registration you will receive a preliminary confirmation, however as we have a limited number of seats available, final confirmation of participation will be sent separately.

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