Virtual Centre of Excellence for Research Support and Coordination on Societal Security (SOURCE)

Led by Kristoffer Lidén
Jan 2014 - Dec 2018
​​The SOURCE Network of Excellence is built upon five types of activities: 
  • networking activities
  • research
  • information gathering
  • education and training
  • knowledge-sharing
These five areas together address both the ambitions and the expected impact of the Work Programme specific to the Security call of EU's 7th Framework Programme.

Through an integrated information gathering hub, education programmes across the security sectors, and a comprehensive programme of networking activities, the SOURCE project will advance European excellence in research and industrial innovation and form the foundation for a permanent virtual centre of excellence capable of continuing to bring added-value to research on societal security. Through a broad set of concerted activities the centre will gather experts and actors from all levels of the security chain (researchers, industry actors, policy-makers, civil society, end-users and the public at large), all linked by a common project of documenting, analysing and understanding the link between security and the society in which it is played out. Through an array of networking activities, meetings, scientific and popular publications, film, press and social media, a scholarly journal and the formation of an international association for the study and improvement of societal security, the SOURCE Network of Excellence will meet the goals of raising the awareness among policy makers and end-users, raising the competitiveness of the security industry by better applying it to the social layers of insecurity in society and, as a consequence, contribute to the improvement of the well-being and security of European citizens.

The aim of the SOURCE Network of Excellence is to create a robust and sustainable virtual centre of excellence capable of exploring and advancing societal issues in security research and development. 

For further information on activities and results, please visit the website of the centre: www.societalsecurity.net.

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Research Groups

Publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Lidén, Kristoffer; Nona Mikhelidze; Elena B. Stavrevska & Birte Vogel (2016) EU support to civil society organizations in conflict-ridden countries: A governance perspective from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus and Georgia, International Peacekeeping 23(2): 274–301.
Boy, Nina (2015) Sovereign safety, Security Dialogue 46(6): 530–547.

Book Chapter

Boy, Nina (2015) Financial security, in Schlag, Gabi; Julian Junk; & Christopher Daase, eds, Transformations of Security Studies: Dialogues, Diversity and Discipline. Abingdon: Routledge (156–170).
Boy, Nina (2014) The backstory of the risk-free asset: how government debt became "safe", in Goodhart, Charles; Daniela Gabor; Ismail Ertuerk; & Jakob Vestergaard, eds, Central Banking at a Crossroads. London: Anthem Press (177–187).
Boy, Nina (2014) Oeffentlichkeit als public credit [The 'public' of public credit], in Langenohl, Andreas; & Dietmar J. Wetzel, eds, Finanzmarktpublika: Moralitaet, Krisen Und Teilhabe In Der Oekonomischen Moderne/ Financial Market Publics: Morality, Crises and Participation In Economic Modernity. Wiesbaden: Springer VS/ Springer Science and Business Media B.V. (301–317).

Conference Paper

Lidén, Kristoffer (2015) Oiling the Machinery of European Security Technology? The role of ethics in EU Security Research, presented at International Studies Association, Annual Convention , New Orleans, 21 Februrary 2015.
Lidén, Kristoffer (2015) What ‘society’ must be defended? The ethics of societal security in Norway, presented at Worlds of Violence: 9th Pan-European Conference on International Relations, European International Studies Association, Giardini Naxos, Sicily, Italy , 26 September.

Report - Other

Boy, Nina (2015) SOURCE deliverable 5.3 Analytic report on the impact of the financial crisis on societal security.
Boy, Nina (2015) SOURCE deliverable 5.2 Report on the role of financial regulation in the provision of security.
Boy, Nina (2015) SOURCE deliverable 5.1 Report on the theory of risk as a societal security instrument, SOURCE Social Security Network. .
Lidén, Kristoffer; & Benjamen Hayes (2015) Report on human values in threat analysis, SOURCE Deliverables, 6.1. SOURCE Virtual Centre of Excellence For Research Support and Coordination on Societal Security.
Lidén, Kristoffer (2015) Ethics Report 1, SOURCE Deliverables, 2. SOURCE Virtual Centre of Excellence For Research Support and Coordination on Societal Security.

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