Sep 2006 – Dec 2008
The aim of this project is to study the relation between security and insecurity in Europe in the period since the attacks of 11 September 2001. The project will update available knowledge on actual sources of insecurity to Europeans and evaluate the relevance and effectiveness of conventional European institutional arrangements designed to safeguard against them. The programme will coordinate the study of six empirical cases of non-conventional insecurity in Europe:
Threat of terrorism
Migration-based threat [More...]
Religious culture-based threat
Threat of pandemic
By reconsidering the nature of threats to Europe in the post-9/11 era, the project will contribute to developing scholarly concepts and methods better equipped to grasp the new security challenges facing Europe. Each of the six sub-projects networks directly with an international partner, a recognized specialist in the field.
Sonja Kittelsen has published an article in volume 16, issue 2 of European Security. The article is entitled 'Beyond Bounded Space: Europe, Security, and the Global Circulation of Infectious Disease' and was written as part of the SIP 'Europe under Threat'.
On World AIDS Day, it is timely to discuss the knowns and unknowns about HIV/AIDS and International Security. PRIO invites you to a seminar with this topic.
The new SIP will study the relation between security and insecurity in Europe in the period since the attacks of 11 September 2001, focusing on six empirical cases of non-conventional insecurity in Europe: the threat of terrorist attack, social insecurity, the threat of pandemic, insecurity related to migration, gender-related insecurity, and insecurity caused by religious conflict.
Popular Article in Stavanger Aftenblad
Journal Article in European Security
Popular Article in Forskerforum. Tidsskrift for Norsk forskerforbund