EU FP7 Security Research

The May-deadline for EU FP7 will probably result in massive research on counter-terrorism and other research topics as a result of the tragic events the last few years. However, one could question or atleast reflect if need is much bigger on research that aims to improve societies ability to respond to emergencies. Perhaps are the needs bigger in this areas, where often low-funded community rescue services will be in the front line in their home town trying to respond to an unforseen or sudden accident. In most emergencies, the rapid response will be by the local community and professional responders part of that community and not by national expert response teams. Therefore, I would argue, is the need much bigger to develop technologies and procedures that is based on community response and not on large systems for national response groups, that rarely will be dispatch to any incidents in the first few hours after an emergency or accident.

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