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IMG-S – EARTO Joint Position Paper on RTD, Innovation and Industry for Secure Societies

posted Feb 22, 2016, 8:14 AM by Marco Manso

This document presents a joint position from members of the Integrated Mission Group for Security (IMG-S) and the European Association of Research and Technology Organisations (EARTO) on the analysis of the RTD, Innovation and Industry for Secure Societies.

This position paper has considered the following background information:

  • the overall policy goals of the Europe 2020 Strategy, the European Union (EU) growth strategy for the next ten years supporting the European ambition to become a smart, sustainable and inclusive economy with associated societal and economic benefits in terms of safety, security, quality of life, well-being, productivity, employment and social peace;

  • the EU Security Industrial Policy, promoting innovation and competitiveness in the security industry sector, with one of the highest growth and employment potential in Europe;

  • the principles and guidelines set out in the EU Internal Security Strategy (ISS) for dealing with security threats, namely organised crime and cross border illegal activities, through an integrated strategy;

  • the respect of privacy and civil liberties as outlined in the European Cyber Security Strategy for secure information sharing and processing, upholding EU's core values and fundamental rights, including the protection of personal data.