Dissemination and knowledge transfer


To ensure the dissemination of information about the RESPECT project and its results, and to ensure feedback is obtained from a broad set of stakeholders.



Description of work

Task 17.1       Website

A project web site will be operated for the following purposes:

  • Dissemination of information on project activities and partners;
  • Dissemination of the project deliverables;
  • Exchange of opinions and information through an on-line forum;
  • Providing point of contact for stakeholder involvement.

The web site will remain active after the formal conclusion of the RESPECT project, in order to facilitate continued discussion between academics, citizens, police associations, public agencies, civil society, media and policy makers of the project deliverables.

Task 17.2       Policy workshops

Two policy workshops will be organised in which mid-term results will be discussed with policy-makers and other stakeholders. The first workshop will discuss the outcomes of WP2, WP3, WP4, WP5, WP6, WP7 and WP8. The second workshop will discuss the outcome of WP9, WP10, and WP11, WP13. The aim of the workshops is primarily to communicate the outcomes of the individual activities to policy-makers and other stakeholders, and secondarily to receive input from those stakeholders. For an effective communication during the workshops a number of 25 to 30 participants is envisaged. Different interests and stakeholders should be represented in a balanced manner, so that providers of academics, citizens, police associations, public agencies, civil society, media, etc. can interact efficiently.

Task 17.3 Ad hoc briefings, seminars and meetings for policy makers and specialists

During the policy workshops identified in Task 17.2 as well as through ad hoc briefings and meetings, special attention will also be given to involving policy makers present in the European Parliament and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. This in addition to dissemination through briefings for parliamentarians and policy-makers at the national level. The RESPECT consortium will use its excellent connections with the Chair-persons and Vice-Chairs of the LIBE Committee of the European Parliament in order to provide special ad hoc briefing sessions to that and other Committees of the European Parliament. Furthermore, the RESPECT consortium will use its excellent connections with the OECD, Europol and the Council of Europe to ensure that the results of RESPECT as well as its on-going processes would be brought to the attention of the wider Europe of the 47 member states of the Council of Europe over and above the 27 member states of the European Union. Contacts for these purposes have already been established with the relative secretariats of the OECD, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe as well as the Consultative Committee of the Convention on Data Processing (T-PD) which is entrusted with profiling, surveillance and police use of personal data. The RESPECT project will carry out special presentations in all of these fora during the course of its activities. Contacts are also already in hand with the International Security Industry Organisation and other Industry stakeholders to ensure that apart from their participation in various parts of the RESPECT project’s fact-finding Work-Packages, they would also be able to receive specially organised ad hoc briefings about the findings of their projects tailored for their membership.

Task 17.4       Conference

Final dissemination and discourse about

  • The cost of increased surveillance
  • The impact on privacy and data protection of surveillance
  • The co-relation between cost and results achieved
  • The policy review compiled in WP12

will be imperative for the successful implementation of the effective use of the research findings in CONSENT, SMART and RESPECT. This conference will include amongst its invitees representatives from all members of the OECD, Europol, the Council of Europe as well as all of INTERPOL’s 190 members in order to achieve maximum impact. This in addition to NGOs and other stakeholders from industry and civil liberties. This conference will be held in autumn 2014 and will be co-organised with the projects under the co-ordinated call and namely SURVEILLE and IRISS.