Projects to Policy Seminar: Bridging the Gap between Research and Policy in Security

LAGO attended the annual Projects to Policy Seminar (PPS) in Brussels

LAGO attended the annual Projects to Policy Seminar (PPS) in Brussels.

Organized jointly by DG HOME (Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs) and REA (Research Executive Agency) on 14th and 15th June, this is a pivotal event that brings together newly launched projects in the field of security research. This seminar serves as a platform to foster collaboration, exchange knowledge, and align research initiatives with policy objectives.

Representatives from 36 EU-funded projects adding up to more than 150 participants came together in this unique platform for researchers, policymakers, and industry stakeholders and aligned their efforts in the field of security. The participating projects have received invaluable guidance from policy DGs, ensuring their outputs are policy-relevant and contribute effectively to security enhancements.

In addition to the thematic breakout sessions, the highlight of the seminar was the half-day plenary session scheduled for the afternoon of the second day. This session focused on communication in security research, exploitation, and dissemination issues. Discussions centred around best practices, challenges, and opportunities in effectively communicating research findings, exploiting project outcomes, and disseminating knowledge to stakeholders.

The Projects to Policy Seminar represents a significant milestone in the collaboration between researchers, policymakers, and industry stakeholders, working together to enhance security in our societies. By aligning research initiatives with policy objectives and promoting dialogue between the research community and policy DGs, this seminar contributes to the development of effective and policy-relevant solutions.