Dissemination and knowledge transfer


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

Description of work

Task 14.1 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 SMART 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 14.2 Policy workshops

Two policy workshops will be organised in which mid-term results will be discussed with policymakers and other stakeholders. The first workshop will discuss the outcomes of WP2, WP3, WP4, WP5, WP8 and WP9. The second workshop will discuss the outcome of WP7, WP10, and WP11. 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 14.3 Conference

Final dissemination and discourse about

  • The opportunities for increased security offered by smart surveillance
  • The issues of proportionality and potential impact on privacy
  • The criteria
    • for the use of fair processing of personal information
    • the deployment of technical features and operational safeguards affecting privacy
  • The toolkit developed in the context of WP12

will be imperative for the successful implementation of these criteria and the effective use of the toolkit. Therefore, the results of WP6, 7, 10 and 11 will be presented at a conference at EU level, in which the security opportunities, proportionality issues and privacy risks will be presented, the concrete set of criteria and potential technical, legal and operational safeguards will be discussed, and the toolkit of possible implementation measures (WP12) will be proposed