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10 Years: Forschungsforum Öffentliche Sicherheit celebrates at ECDF

The Forschungsforum Öffentliche Sicherheit celebrated its tenth anniversary at the Einstein Center Digital Future (ECDF) on November 25, 2019. The goal of the project of the Freie Universität Berlin is to prepare and communicate scientific findings in civil security research for the professional public and politics.

For these groups, the Forschungsforum Öffentliche Sicherheit has established itself as the central contact point for security research in Germany: In the past ten years, far more than 1,000 experts from politics, public authorities, and organizations with security responsibilities, academia, and industry have participated in the workshops organized by the Forschungsforum Öffentliche Sicherheit. It is sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. In the ECDF, the Forschungsforum Öffentliche Sicherheit presents hands-on research in the Future Security Lab. Here, realistic scenarios and practical solutions are discussed. Research results are communicated to users with the aim of enabling them to deal with the technical, social and legal consequences of a possible implementation of innovations.

Representatives from politics, science and the public came to the ECDF to celebrate – with hands-on security research, virtual relations, serious gaming, a mobile lab, simulations, a poster session and lectures.

As part of the research forum, 26 issues of the "Security" series of publications were published, including the study guide "Sicherheit studieren" ("Studying Security"), which comprehensively describes courses of study in Germany dealing with this topic. Since 2015, the Public Security Research Forum has been part of the Dahlem International Network Professorship for Interdisciplinary Security Research at Freie Universität Berlin. Here, groups of scientists work together on projects for interdisciplinary security research and have established a research focus at the Department of Computer Science.

"The question is: How safe do we want to live?
//Interview of FU Berlin with Prof. Dr. Lars Gerhold (German)
Project Manager Public Security Research Forum