Didier Bigo explained in detail the structure of the OBSERVATORY, which includes two sections: a series of National and European Meetings and Conferences; the CHALLENGE website www.libertysecurity.org. Bigo then gave examples of a number of CHALLENGE-related meetings organized since October 2004 in different countries, before starting describing the website of the project. The latter is indeed organized in Work Packages, one for each partner to the project, on the whole divided into four sections:
1) The Observatory itself, containing articles currently available in English, French, German Spanish and Italian, easily accessible via their categorization per argument (i.e. Official Documents, Bibliography, Press, Academic text; etc) and/or via common agreed identification keywords;
2) the CHALLENGE activities, divided by work packages, comprising researcher’s curricula;
3) some news and briefs about internal and external activities;
4) some newspaper articles, which are published only in the private part of the website. There is in fact a private component of the website, which is available only for researcher and EU Officials that may obtain access trough a password.
The OBSERVATORY aims a gathering multiple narratives in order to offer a comprehensive vision of the subject. It publishes the results of the different teams and offers various angle of approach either structurally, intellectually and critically. Among the current 260 documents posted, Bigo gave some explanatory examples of the functioning of the website. He then stressed the livelihood of the OBSERVATORY in its continuous updating, which will be also soon equipped with audiotapes of conferences.