The European Security Research and Innovation Forum (ESRIF) was
established in September 2007, based on a joint initiative of the
European Commission and the 27 EU Member States. Its plenary of 65
members from 32 countries includes independent representatives from
industry, public and private end-users, research establishments and
universities, as well as non-governmental organisations and EU bodies.
ESRIF was supported by more than 600 experts, thus making it the only
large-scale, high level initiative of its kind in Europe.
This report is the culmination of ESRIF’s work. While not exhaustive
–one cannot prepare for all eventualities – the document proposes a
European Security Research and Innovation Agenda (ESRIA) over the
next 20 years. The following chapters set out ESRIA’s context, content
and implementation and propose recommendations which will support
the development of European security.