SECILE

Implementing a transnational marine energy strategy in the Atlantic Area Securing Europe though Counter-Terrorism- Impact, Legitimacy and Effectiveness

SECILE Brochure
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Funding

FP7-SEC-2012.6.5-1 Coordination & Supporting Actions (Coordinating)

Project Description

The SECILE project aims to create an empirically-informed view of the legitimacy and effectiveness of European security legislation, taking into account legal, societal, operational and democratic perspectives. It aims to produce an interdisciplinary and multi-stakeholder understanding of mechanisms for measuring the impact, legitimacy and effectiveness of legal measures, connecting theoretical and practical perspectives with a sound and operationally-informed analysis of these measures in practice. In this way it aims to identify the strengths, weaknesses, assumptions and dissonances across and between existing theoretical, institutional and operational perspectives.

The total SECILE budget yields 1,184,011.61 €.

Project period: 01/10/2012 - 01/04/2014, duration 1,5 years.

Objectives

The main goal of SECILE is to provide an empirically-informed, multi-stakeholder understanding of how the impact, legitimacy and effectiveness of European security legislation might be best measured and understood. In the fulfilment of this objective the project will place particular emphasis on gathering and understanding practical experiences of implementing and assessing these measures gathered from and with end users, including domestic courts, lawmakers, security services, industry partners and civil society.

Work Packages

WP1: Project Management
WP2: European Counter-Terrorism Legislation
WP3: Stocktaking and Analysis of Existing Perspectives
WP4: European Anti-Terrorist Legislation in Operation
WP5: Generating Normative Insights
WP6: Dissemination, Communication and Interface with Users

Partners

1. Durham University Law School (Lead partner), UK
2. Centre for Irish and Europe Security (CIES), Ireland
3. Elizabeth Ann Singleton, United Kingdom ("Statewatch")
4. The National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI), Ireland
5. Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), Norway
6. King´s College London, UK
7. The Supreme Court of the Republic of Latvia

Halpin Centre Participation

Conduct of Task 3.2 Gather, describe and collate paradigm operational understandings and

The Halpin Centre, Maritime Safety and Security, participates in the following tasks and deliverables in WP3.

WP3. Stocktaking and Analysis of Existing Perspectives

Description of paradigmatic understandings of impact, legitimacy and effectiveness in legal, operational, societal and democratic terms and identification of dissonances and similarities in paradigmatic understandings across relevant disciplines and perspectives

Conduct of Task 3.2 Gather, describe and collate paradigm operational understandings and measurements of impact, legitimacy and effectiveness in counter-terrorism (CIT).
Contribute to D3.1 and D3.2

D 3.1 Workshop bringing together sub-work-package entities groups to undertake comparison of different paradigm understandings of impact, legitimacy and effectiveness in counter-terrorism and identify dissonances and similarities across them.

D 3.2 Inter-disciplinary, multi-perspective report describing the state of knowledge on the meaning and measurement of impact, legitimacy and effect in the context of counter-terrorism law.