March 22, 2021
INTREPID was very honored to be part of the « Project To Policy Kick Off Symposium » (P2PKOS) as a project funded under call DRS-02 (Technologies First Responders). The European Commission Research Executive Agency -REA organized its second annual PSPKOS for security research, on two days.
The seminar included participation from 43 projects of the H2020 Secure Societies as well as different EU policy makers, representatives from the REA, DG Home (Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs) and others European Agency representatives of the DRS projects, around the security research and policies.
On the first day, a session was organized and focused on dissemination, exploitation and communication issues of the EU research projects. It was initiated by welcoming DG representatives whom explained and gave information and guidelines on what should be done in case of a crisis communication on Security projects. They’ve even offered tips on how to use efficiently EU tools such as « Horizon Results Booster » and finally they’ve explained how to increase and boost the impact of the communication in projects and ensure its uptake.
The second day was mainly dedicated to interactive discussions in groups sessions between representatives from H2020 Security projects and the European Commission policy. Each project was represented by a group session, the aim was to share the objectives of the project in order to identify how they could contribute to the European Commission’s policy on cybersecurity and physical security of critical infrastructure.
This seminar was a honor and a great opportunity to build a bridge between the DG representatives and the DRS projects. Thanks to this two-day event, a significant wealth of knowledge and expertise was collected, allowing representatives to exchange experiences and identify the potential impacts and risks of such a project. These days have led to the creation of awareness for projects that are now more aware about their work in dialogue with institutions representatives and EC policy officers by showing how to work together. INTREPID benefitted from this event by engaging further relationships with EC policy officers with the objective of best serving all stakeholders of this project. Now let's give space to the whole consortium which will now concretize these exchanges.