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MEDEA Project

Mediterranean practitioners’ network capacity building for effective response to emerging security challenges
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The “Mediterranean practitioners’ network capacity building for effective response to emerging security challenges – MEDEA” is an EU funded (Cf. Grant Agreement 787111) Coordination and Support Action (CSA) in the topic of SEC-21-GM-2016-2017. The MEDEA’s scope is to establish and further develop a regional Networks of practitioners and other security related actors in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea region.

The MEDEA practitioners are from different disciplines and they represent a variety of interests and expectations from Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) initiatives. To avoid a diversified register of fragmented operational needs, the consortium will process a regional exposure to risks and threats using the following four Thematic Communities of Practitioners (TCP).

  • TCP1: Managing of migration flows and asylum seekers
  • TCP2: Border management and surveillance
  • TCP3: Fight against cross border organised crime and terrorism
  • TCP4: Natural hazards and technological accidents

By doing so, the MEDEA project aims to engage a critical mass of security practitioners and other security actors like first aid responders, border guards, national police, civil protection teams, humanitarian workers, defence entities and other interested stakeholders in cooperating with cross discipline entities from other countries to respond effectively to a series of regional and common security threats. The requirements from all four communities will show as inputs (regional operational needs) in the Mediterranean and Black sea Security Research and Innovation Agenda (MSRIA).