VOX-Pol at SRE 2018

The VOX-Pol team were in Brussels on the 5 – 6 December for this year’s Security Research Event. The event was held in the Square Convention Centre located in the
heart of Brussels. Under the theme ‘Making Europe a safer place: demonstrating the impact of EU‑funded security research’, the Security Research Event (SRE) aimed to demonstrate the strength and inspiring results of security-related research and innovation activities and how these positively contribute to the work being conducted on a daily basis by thousands of security practitioners.

The event gathered 800 participants representing a wide range of security stakeholders: researchers, industry representatives, public security providers and practitioners (for example fire departments, police forces and border guard and law enforcement agencies), as well as a large number of policymakers from across Europe.

The Security Research Event (SRE) consisted of two interrelated parts:

  • A Conference in which the main challenges related to the theme of the event will be addressed;
  • An Exhibition that will concretely support the conference’s theme, featuring around 50 projects showcasing their results.

Our Coordinator, Prof. Maura Conway, chaired a panel discussion on radicalisation on day 2 of the Event, while other team members were there to promote the project in the main arena Exhibition.

We were delighted to be a part of this event and look forward to correspondence from all those we got to have discussions with over the course of the two days.