Strengthening of security and disaster research

Improving the Coherence of Security and Disaster Research in Austria

  • Creation of an Austrian competence map as a basis for bundling and focusing existing security and disaster research expertise, taking into account the principles / strategies of Austrian research policy

  • Formulation of priority research fields in security and disaster research

  • Setting the course for future research by initiating and shaping national research programsProviding a platform for efficient formulation of joint research projects with Austrian partners


Increase the efficiency of security and disaster research by improving the networking of all stakeholders and by cooperatively creating and exploiting synergies

  • Close coordination with related initiatives

  • Access to scientific problems initiated from practice

  • Joint use and development of interdisciplinary research infrastructure


Improving the national and international visibility of security and disaster research in Austria

  • Development of a common brand for the common appearance (eg. joint publications etc.)

  • Statements on the status of security and disaster research in Austria or on societal and political issues

  • Strategic positioning and increased integration of Austrian security and disaster research into international programs and bodies

  • Co-design of international research agendas

  • Representation and consideration of Austrian research strengths in international research programs

  • Establishment of priorities in security and disaster research in cooperation with international institutions

  • Aiming for adequate, medium-term secured basic funding for security and disaster research and offensive lobbying for the provision of research funding

  • Establishment and operation of the DCNA coordination center, a one-stop-shop for all relevant questions in the context of security and disaster research, which also establishes contact with the respective competent experts

 

Sharpening and strengthening the understanding of the social relevance of security and disaster research in Austria

  • Aiming for adequate, medium-term secured basic funding for security and disaster research and offensive lobbying for the provision of research funding

  • Establishment and operation of the DCNA coordination center, a one-stop-shop for all relevant questions in the context of security and disaster research, which also establishes contact with the respective competent experts

  • Sustainable anchoring of cross-cutting issues such as Gender and diversity in Austrian security and disaster research

 

Promotion and expansion of cooperation with other, influential research areas

  • Establishment of an information platform on relevant tenders

  • Improvement of networking and cooperation with other disciplines