RISE was an international initiative involving key European and international actors in an ongoing, policy-related, non-official dialogue. RISE´s strategy was based on the involvement of the wider community of stakeholders and a careful design of its meetings and workshops. Project partners believe that a pluralist environment is best suited to stimulate thinking out of the box, preventing "specialists" from entering vicious circles, and allowing participants to reframe issues and search for innovative, win-win solutions.
Workshop on Individual Identity
Cesagen convened the first stakeholder workshop in Brussels, 5-6 November 2009. According to the general objectives of the RISE project, the workshop was intended as "a 'safe' environment for the free exchange of ideas, the fostering of dialogue and the support of transnational and international responses to some of the challenges associated with border control, migration and co-operation between national actors on issues related to the management of individual identities." The workshop was organised into three thematic sessions:
1) To explore the range of technologies being deployed to identify people, categorise citizens and non-citizens as well as to manage Individual Identities through databases, systems or technologies as they interact with land, sea and air borders.
2) To explore the notion of trust in relation to political decision-making in areas relevant to technological deployments and Individual Identity.
3) To frame important issues and challenges related to the risks associated with individual identities, and technological policy dealing with identities.
Members of the Cesagen team
Katja Lindskov Jacobsen (assistant)
Laureene Reeves Ndagire (assistant)
Centre for Science, Society and Citizenship, Italy (coordinator)
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Biometric Research Centre, China
Center for Policy on Emerging Technologies, United States
Cesagen - Lancaster and Cardiff Universities, United Kingdom
European Biometric Forum, Ireland
Global Security Intelligence, United States
Data Security Council of India, India
University of Tartu, Estonia
National ChengChi University, Taiwan
Contract No: FP7-230389
Programme: FP7 SP-4 Capacities
Coordination and Support Action (CSA)
Duration 36 months
Completed: 31 Feb 2012
(Rising Pan European and International Awareness of Biometrics and Security Ethics)