Ethics at the Border: The European Internal/External Security Continuum.

Final Conference for the INEX project

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Time: Mon 28 (13:00) - Tue 29 (17:30) March 2011
Place: Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), Hausmannsgate 7, Oslo

Ethics at the Border: The European Internal/External Security Continuum.

INEX will hold its final conference: 

Ethics at the border: The European internal/external security continuum.

The purpose of the Conference is to present and summarize the main findings of the research undertaken in the INEX project and discuss general thematic issues related to the project. The presentations and discussion will be carried out in six panels:

 

Implementing EU`s Common Foreign and Security Policy

This panel will discuss the response by the European Union in dealing with contemporary threats such as organized crime, terrorism, state failure, illegal migration etc., and make reflections on the implications of EU`s foreign and security policy. It shall also highlight the practical challenges entangled in EU crisis management missions and security practices.

 

 

EU Security policy in the Eastern neighborhood

This panel will outline the policies carried out by the European Union in the Eastern neighborhood, focusing specifically on Belarus, Ukraine, and Moldova.  It will also highlight the challenges to these policies in the wider region and reflect on the implications.

 

 

Value dilemmas in the shifting role of security professionals

Today the military, police agencies, border guard services are involved in activities within the territory of the Member states, but also in missions abroad. This panel will analyze this evolution and highlight the ethical dilemmas with regard to EU missions, and security institutions.

 

 

Ethical premises and consequences of security technologies

Technology is to a larger degree becoming a response to security threats, seen in the vast use of surveillance technologies, biometric systems and profiling tools. This rapid development thus creates a need for a solid ethical reflection on security technologies, their uses, and their impact on fundamental rights and freedoms.

 

 

Legal dilemmas of the internal/external security continuum

Data protection and the rights of privacy has become a well debated issue in many European countries in recent years. This panel will analyze the   various methods of collaboration and data sharing relative to migration, domestic legislation and war, anti-terrorist legislation in Europe, and discuss them in terms of their legal implications.

 

 

EU Security policy in the Mediterranean

This panel will outline the security policies performed by the European Union towards the Mediterranean countries, and analyze the implications of these policies with a particular focus on Morocco, Algeria and Egypt. The panel will also touch upon the current development in North Africa focusing on the dilemmas Europe is currently facing with regard to these insecurities.

  

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