The subject of security is a central aspect of the process of European integration. After the Lisbon Treaty, security constitutes a key aspect of the Common Foreign and Security Policy (including a Common Security and Defence Policy) and of a the European Area of Freedom, Security and Justice.
In light of these dynamics, this Project intends to support activities of information and dissemination of knowledge and skills with regard to the subject of security and its role in the process of European integration, involving public and private actors who can play a role in the different areas linked to the subject of security, such as policy-makers, business representatives, staff of public administration and, in general, stakeholders in the field of European security.
The project consists of one opening event, three general conferences, three thematic workshops and one final event. The opening event is intended as a presentation of the project to the broader academic community in Siena as well as to local public and private stakeholders. The three general conferences will be dedicated to the three main areas addressed by the project: Security and Migration Flows in the European Union (Vígľaš, Slovak Republic); Security and Data Flows in the European Union (Trento, Italy); Security and Money Flows in the European Union (Roma, Italy). The three thematic workshops will be dedicated to more specific aspects and dimensions of security in the European Union: Focus on Health Data, Genetic Data and Security (Milan, Italy); Focus on Personal Data, Ethnic Data and Security (Flensburg, Germany); Focus on Integration, Asylum, Labour and Security (San Martino in Rio, Italy). The final event will consist in a conference held in Siena aimed at bringing the most engaged speakers and attendees of the previous events together with practitioners, policy-makers, business representatives and, in general, stakeholders in the field of European security.