Dr Sheryl Lynch (FAC) attended an important brokerage event in Brussels organised by the Security Mission Information & Innovation Group. The aim of the event, held on 29 & 30 January, was to discuss the upcoming 2019 Secure Societies call of Horizon 2020. Dr Lynch included PERICLES in her official presentation and discussed our project during networking opportunities.
PERICLES consortium partners from Spain (ADM) attended a workshop on the Prevention of Violent Radicalisation of Youth in Madrid. The workshop was organised by Rey Juan Carlos University and Madrid City Hall for the PRACTICES project, and was held on 14 January. In attendance were academics, LEAs, journalists and university students. This was an excellent opportunity for colleagues to present on their role in PERICLES.
Dutch colleagues (TNO) have been busy in the new year meeting with potential users of the Vulnerability Assessment Tool amongst Dutch ‘Veligheidshuis’ (Safety House). Meetings were held with practitioners to explore the potential of VAT for their specific practice context. TNO also met with higher management of Dutch police in February, specifically senior officers and policy makers involved in counterterrorism and radicalisation. The aim of the meeting was to present VAT and discuss the potential for exploitation in the Netherlands.