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Cross Sector Observations of Threat
Perceptions and Research Priorities for
Biological Homeland Security in Europe

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CORPS Cross Sector Observations of Threat Perceptions and Research Priorities for Biological Homeland Security in Europe

"The most important under-addressed threat relating to terrorism, and one which acutely requires new thinking on the part of the international community, is that of terrorists using a biological weapon."
(Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary General, United Nations, 27 April 2006).

The above statement by the former UN Secretary General clearly indicates the need for societies to address the possibility of biological weapons being directed against them and to develop appropriate countermeasures.

From 2007-2009, The Centre for Biosecurity and Biopreparedness (CBB), Statens Serum Institut, and the International Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO) have carried out the EU-project CORPS - Cross-sector Observations of Threat Perceptions and Research Priorities for Biological Homeland Security in Europe.

The project delivers to participants:

  • Access to a list of professionals involved in security and European biological homeland security
  • Analysis of threat perceptions in relation to the biological security threat
  • Recommendations on strengthening R&D in European biological homeland security