The INEX project concluded 31 March 2011. All deliverables associated with the project as well as its final report can be found on the website. The project researchers will continue to publish papers in the INEX Paper series on topics related to the research performed in the project.
INEX Project Leader: J. Peter Burgess (PRIO) recently released a book with the title: The Ethical Subject of Security: Geopolitical reason and the threat against Europe. While critical security studies largely concentrates on objects of security, this book focuses on the subject position from which 'securitization' and other security practices take place.
INEX Final Conference: Ethics at the border: The European internal/external security continuum
Time: Mon, 28 - Tue, 29, Mar 2011
Place: Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), Hausmannsgate 7, Oslo
The final conference will mark the end of the INEX project and the purpose with the event is to present and summarize the main findings of the research undertaken. There will also be an opportunity for discussing general thematic issues related to the research in the project.
The presentations and discussion will be structured in six panels representing the various themes studied in the project:
Implementing the EU Common Foreign and Security Policy
EU security policy in the Eastern European Neighborhood
Consequences of security technologies
Cross-border legal dilemmas of the internal/external security continuum
EU security policy in the Mediterranean Neighborhood
Seminar: The Reframing of the Insecurity Continuumin EU’s Internal and External Security Policies Venue: Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), 1 Place du Congrès,1000 Brussels Date: 17th February 2011 Time: 14:00 - 18:00h
The Justice and Home Affairs Section at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) is organizing an Expert Seminar on ‘The Reframing of the Insecurity Continuum in EU’s Internal and External Security Policies’. This event aims at presenting the key findings and the synergies of two EU funded research projects addressing from different but complementary perspectives issues relating to mobility and borders such as the EU internal and external security policies, exchange and gathering of information, visa policy, minorities and rule of law.
The INEX project – Converging and conflicting ethical values in the internal/external security in continuum in Europe – builds on the premise that security and insecurity are implicitly related to human values and that meaningful, effective, and cost-efficient security requires a thorough understanding of the social, cultural and ethical assumptions of security.
The project Migration and Asylum in Europe and EU-Canada Relations addresses the conceptual, political, sociological and legal elements characterizing the development of common European public responses around migration and asylum, and their implications for the relationship between liberty and security in EU-Canada relations. The results of these two projects may help to understand how the insecurity continuum plays a role in the change of the internal and external borders through the implications of the EU visa and exchange of information policies.
The seminar, which is by ‘invitation only’, will take place in Brussels at the CEPS (Place du Congrès, 1 – 1000 Brussels) on the 17th February 2011. The event aims at structuring a pluralistic debate among INEX and EU-Canada researchers, academics, policymakers and stakeholders on the social and cultural dimensions of security in Europe, linking analysis of law and technology with current discussion on borders, information gathering, visas and fundamental rights. To register, please send an email with your contact details and affiliation to
. The programme of the event will be distributed in the coming weeks.