Opening Conference: The rationale of Europe’s security research

11:05 - 11:35 hrs
World Forum Theater

A warm welcome will be done by: 
Ingrid van Engelshoven (Deputy Mayor of The Hague)
Patrick Padding (PASAG Vice-Chair and Core Group Leader, ENLETS, National Police, NL)

The rationale of Europe's security research: achievements and the needs to protect freedom and security of Europe and its citizens. The Commission aims at highlighting the role of security research to foster the implementation of EU policies, and presenting the financial support of the Horizon2020 to promote concrete research and innovation projects.

The event will be opened by Dutch Minister of Security and Justice Ard van der Steur and closed by Director General, Matthias Ruete

The SRE programme, elaborated in co-operation with ENLETS, will address the end-users` needs to explore how political priorities can be transformed into concrete security research projects. In addition it will discuss how security research supports the implementation of the European Agendas on Security and on Migration. It also presents experience gained from FP7 research programmes across the EU.

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Dutch Minister of Justice and Security, Ard van der Steur
Belinda Pyke, Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs
Peter Niedermuller, Member of the European Parliament
Péter Niedermüller is a Member of the European Parliament (S&D, HU) and Member of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) since 2014, also serving as Treasurer for the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats and as Vice President of the Democratic Coalition in Hungary. He was Shadow Rapporteur for the S&D Group in LIBE of the report on the situation of fundamental rights in the European Union (2013-2014) and is currently the Shadow Rapporteur for the European Border and Coast Guard proposal. He is a professor of ethnography and cultural anthropology and was lecturer for the Humboldt University in Berlin, the Eötvös Lóránd University in Budapest, the Janus Pannonius University of Pécs, as well as Research Director at London Metropolitan University. He was guest lecturer at the University of Vienna, the University of Basel and the University of Lund. He has authored several publications and was Chief Editor to Ethnologia Europae, Journal of European Ethnology. He was awarded the Knight of Cross in Hungary for his contributions to science.


European Commission