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7 February 2006
ELISE - European Liberty and Security: Security Issues, Social Cohesion and Institutional Development of the European Union - is a research project funded by the Fifth Framework Research Programme of the DG for Research of the European Commission for three years (beginning 1 October 2002). This report presents the main research findings, outlines some of the policy implications of these findings and offers policy recommendations
7 February 2006
In EU Treaties «liberty» is always the principle against which any state interference on the basis of security must be limited, justified and open to judicial scrutiny. The perspective sketched here, along with the more specific research projects that inform it, suggest an urgent need for much more robust resistance to the marginalization of claims about liberty whenever the necessities of security are invoked.
6 September 2005
The ELISE (European Liberty and Security)project was officially launched in October 2002, with funding from the Fifth Framework Programme of DG Research of the European Commission. This conference is devoted to a review and an assessment of the final results of the project.
5 October 2004
The ELISE network strongly condemns the events of 11 March in Madrid, which have cost so many lives and sorrow for all. Such violence has become all too familiar. Nevertheless, we do not believe that we can be complacent in our reliance on familiar accounts of why such violence occurs or on the responses that are deemed to be appropriate. We believe it is necessary to assess broader patterns of change in order to provide a better understanding of the issues at stake. In particular, it is important to analyse in detail the roots of transnational political violence by clandestine organisations and the development of strategies of mass murder.