B2B Meetings


An information and matchmaking event in the field of research related to societal aspects of security will be taking place on 06/07 July 2011 at the University Foundation Club in Brussels

Please note: The presentations of the speakers are available at the "AGENDA" page (see menu above)!

The aim of the conference was to highlight research topics related to societal aspects of security within the “Socio-economic sciences and Humanities” (SSH) and “Security” priority area of the specific programme “Cooperation” of the 7th EU Framework Programme (FP7) and to bring together the respective international scientific community to foster cooperative, interdisciplinary research in this field.

On the first day of the conference participants  received first hand information about the policy context, funding opportunities and the forthcoming calls for proposals. A foresight session focused on the needs beyond FP7. Successful coordinators of EU-funded projects shared their experiences and their latest findings.

On the second day parallel sessions on the topics focusing on societal aspects of security research of the forthcoming work programmes in FP7 took place.
A matchmaking event according to the topics of the parallel sessions took  afterwards place to facilitate the setup of FP7 project consortia.

Main topics

  • Climate change and scarcity of natural resources: major threats to security and peace
  • Regions and regionalization and their impact on stability, democracy, security and peace
  • Fostering peace-building in a changing geopolitical context
  • Migration, interaction and dialogues in transitional societies
  • Evolving concept of human security

Why to participate

  • to get the latest information from the European Commission about current and future SSH research focused on security-related topics
  • to facilitate the setup of FP7 project consortia and to initiate cross-border contacts
  • to discuss and develop new project ideas at international level

Event language: English

Costs:          Free of charge

Dates for your agenda

30 May Registration and submission of a cooperation profile
27 June Registration closes
06 July 2011
07 July 2011
Conference (plenary sessions)
Conference (parallel sessions and matchmaking event)



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University Foundation CLUB

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