Putting People First: Human-Centered Design in Security Technology Development

In the field of security technology development, it is essential to prioritize the needs and experiences of users. Human-centered design (HCD) offers an effective approach to understanding user needs, empathizing with their experiences, and creating tailored security solutions. As the largest international civic tech network, the Code for All Network strongly believes in the power […]

Barriers to Civil Society Participation in EU-funded Security Research

Since the European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme (FP7), which was in place between 2007 and 2013, security research has become an important part of EU-funded R&D efforts in Europe.  Research conducted to pursue security objectives continued through Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe. The latter, Horizon Europe, is currently in place. This EU-funded security research, often […]

Introducing TRANSCEND: Transdisciplinary methods for societal impact assessment and impact creation for security research technologies

TRANSCEND is a collaborative effort between eight project partners*. The overarching goal of the project is to enable the development of responsible, ethically acceptable and socially desirable security technologies, and to mitigate any socio-negative impacts they may have. What is the challenge TRANSCEND aims to address? The development and deployment of security technologies is intended […]