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.
Peer-reviewed Journal Article
Kittelsen, Sonja (2007) Beyond Bounded Space: Europe, Security, and the Global Circulation of Infectious Disease , European Security 16(2): 121–142.
Lende, Gina; & Tank, Pinar (2008) Siste forsøk på gjenforening [Last attempt at reunification], Stavanger Aftenblad , 13 November 2008.
Burgess, J. Peter (2006) Utfordringen for europeisk sikkerhetsforskning [The Challenge for European Security Research], Forskerforum. Tidsskrift For Norsk Forskerforbund, November.