FORCE activities will include:

  • Examining outputs from Security projects funded in FP7 and other sources in Europe (Internet, studies, journals etc.) related to Foresight and Horizon-scanning activities via: Workshops; interviews; collaboration with national and international foresight networks
  • Mapping identified risks against foresight methodologies
  • Assessing foresight methods used in the last five years regarding strengths and weaknesses
  • Identification of appropriate methods with respect to mix of methods for future research
  • Identifying gaps between potential future risks and methods used so far
  • Producing a Foresight model, scalable and sustainable beyond the end of the project
  • Developing an Intelligent Decision Support System (IDSS) as an end-user tool that will interface into the Foresight Model. The IDSS will be designed for utilisation by different types of users
  • Integration of the IDSS with the Foresight model and producing and running test scenarios against which the system can be evaluated
  • Supporting the visibility and the take up of security research results at stakeholder level, especially focusing on the end users, via dissemination of the Foresight model and corresponding IDSS

Work packages

The project work is implemented within six workpackages.

WP1 is Financial and Administrative Management and WP2 is Dissemination.

The other WPs are described below:

WP 3 Review

WP 4 Foresight Model

WP 5 Intelligent Decision Support System

WP 6 Integration and Testing