Expert Seminar: The Reframing of the Insecurity Continuum Print
Wednesday, 22 December 2010 21:25
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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . The programme of the event will be distributed in the coming weeks.