5-6 December 2018 Brussels, Belgium 

Making Europe a safer place: demonstrating the impact of

EU-funded security research


The 2018 edition of the Security Research Event (SRE), organised by the European Commission and the Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology took place in Brussels, Belgium, on 5 and 6 December 2018.

Under the theme "Making Europe a safer place: demonstrating the impact of EU-funded security research", SRE 2018 demonstrated the strength and inspiring results of security-related research and innovation activities and how these positively contribute to the work being conducted on a daily basis by thousands of security practitioners.
The Security Research Event (SRE) consisted of two interrelated parts:
- A Conference in which the main challenges related to the theme of the event will be addressed;
- An Exhibition that concretely support the conference's theme, featuring 56 projects showcasing their results.
SRE 2018 gathered 800 participants representing a wide range of security stakeholders: researchers, industry representatives, public security providers and practitioners (i.e. fire departments, police, border guards, Law Enforcement Agencies, etc.), as well as a wide number of policymakers from across Europe.
While the first day of the Conference was characterised by two high level panels and a dinner reception sponsored by the Austrian presidency, the second day addressed a number of security-related dimensions such as:

  • Border security

  • Citizens awareness

  • Cybercrime

  • Protection of public spaces

  • Maritime Security

  • Disaster resilient societies

  • Terrorism

  • Radicalisation

Conference Programme
The Conference was opened by the Austrian Minister for Transport, Innovation and
Technology, Mr Norbert Hofer, and the the European Commissioner for the Security Union, Mr Julian King.

Square - Brussels Meeting Centre,

rue Mont des Arts,

1000 Brussels