FORESEC is a European-wide participatory foresight project on Europe’s evolving security, its drivers, trends and scenarios.
In 2009, CMI continued to coordinate the FORESEC project - the first pan-European participatory foresight project on civilian security. Over a period of 20 months, FORESEC engaged over 500 civil servants, policy makers, researchers, industrialists, and civil society representatives from all European countries on building a vision of shared security.
Through a participatory foresight process, the project fostered a shared understanding and a coherent approach to current and future threats to European security. The work was built on efforts to tie together the multiple threads of existing workloads on European security, as well as on the identification of new threats and novel perspectives.
The main activity of the FORESEC project was the Delphi study, a series of national scenario workshops and a Europe-wide scenario workshop. Overall, the Delphi study produced highly relevant and timely results, and most notably information on the European security landscape, debate on new concepts and analysis of national security perceptions. These results were published in several in-depth reports that were disseminated in a final conference held in Brussels.