Professor Bigo's has coordinated various research projects with funding hosted and managed by several research institutions including CERI at Sciences Po, Centres d'Etudes sur les Conflits and King's College London.
Projects at CERI
- Didier Bigo has been the scientific coordinator the programme CHALLENGE (2004-2009). The research of the field of security in Europe has been continued from 2010 through the group of SUERTE at CERI and the seminar of the Center for study of conflicts liberty and security (c&cls).
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- Didier Bigo is also member of the Cost Action COST IS-08-07, intitulée “Living in Surveillance Societies” 2009-2012.
- He participates to The Changing Landscape of Justice and Home Affairs cooperation in the EU and EU-Canada relations. This project aims at facilitating a better understanding of the concepts, nature, implications and future prospects related to the Europeanization of JHA, as well as its role and dilemmas in the context of EU-Canada relations, It is an important link with major universities in Canada and major policy makers. 2009-2011.
- Board member of the CAST project of Ole Waever, University of Copenhague (center for advanced security theory) with professors Barry Buzan (International Relations, LSE), Assoc.Professor Daniel Deudney (Politics, Johns Hopkins), Prof. Thomas Blom Hansen (Anthropology, Amsterdam), Prof. Mattias Kumm (Law, New York University). Successful in December 2007- 2007-2011
- Participant to MCRI, "The New Transparency: Surveillance and Social Sorting proposed by David Lyon au SSHRC (Canada) Successful in January 2008 to now http://www.surveillanceproject.org/projects/the-new-transparency/about
- The Changing Landscape of European Liberty and Security, [Ref. CIT1-CT-2004-506255] of the 6th FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME priority 7 security of the EC Commission. He works closely with the administrative coordinator in Belgium (CEPS) and is also responsible for the team organising the website of the programme. Challenge gathered 23 partners and has a budget of 4.499.999 euros for five years- (Sciences-Po receives for the three WP2,16 and 17, : 90 000euros, for 5 years 450 000 euros) (website: www.libertysecurity.org ).
- Before he coordinated the programme ELISE « European Liberty and Security : security issues, social cohesion and institutional development of the European Union» of the 5th FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME of the DG research, (Shared Cost RTD action IHP-KAI-2001-1) with 6 other partners (Sciences-Po, universities of Genoa, Athens, Keele, King’s college london, Niemegen, and the think tank CEPS in Belgium). He has been responsible for the French work package and after took on the tasks of scientific coordinator of the project. The total budget of the project was 967 000 euros (120 000 euros for Sciences-Po in three years from September 2002 to September 2005).
- He has also been responsible fo the French CERI team for a research contract on “The methods through which violent radicals mobilise support for terrorism and find new recruits”, under the programme “radicalisation of violence” of the EC Commission DG JLS. The research was conducted between 01/02/07- 01/02/08 in collaboration with Fernando Reinares (URJC Madrid) and Peter Neuman (King’s College London), and later on, of the briefing note on the subject for the European Parliament.
- Professor Bigo has also received many other research contracts, and most of them have been offered to the CERI under his initiative. He has worked with other researchers for the Ministry of Defense (DAS) with Jean François Bayart, and with Beatrice Pouligny and Gilles Dorronsoro. Yet another significant previous contracts,was the coordination of the network of the DGXII “Security, frontiers, immigration” from November 1994-1996 with the CERI, University of Edinburgh, Free University of Berlin, Scarman Centre in Leicester, University of Florence.
- Professor Bigo is the Director of the Center for study of conflicts, liberty and security C&CLS. The Center is a non profit organisation created in 1990 that publishes the journal Cultures & Conflits, which serves as a platform for cutting-edge and innovative research in the field. Additionally the Center organizes seminars and conferences. Funding sources include the Ministry of Defense, Interior, Justice, EC Commission, CNRS, CNL. The Center has 3 full-time staff members and a total of 7 persons employed under research contracts with an annual budget of 300 000 euros. The Center is one of the partner of CHALLENGE 6th FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME.
- He also collaborates on the IN:EX programme, Converging and conflicting ethical values in the internal/external security continuum in Europe Research area: SEC-2007-6.5-02 Ethical implications of the continuum of internal and external security Project start date: [2008-04-01] Ref Record Control Number: 88231. The Programme is under the coordination of PRIO. I am the responsible of the workpackage 1 (Centre d’Etudes sur les Conflits). INEX gathers 7 partners -2.400 000euros. C&C will receive 302 000 euros for the three years.
Project for King's College
- The programme SAPIENT (smart surveillance practices and privacy impact assessment). is a 36-month collaborative project that is expected to provide strategic knowledge on the state of the art of surveillance studies, emerging smart surveillance technologies, and the adequacy of the existing legal framework. In addition to addressing these core research goals, the project will entail the development and validation of scenarios around future smart surveillance systems, and will apply the best elements of existing PIA (privacy impact assessment) methodologies to construct a surveillance related PIA framework. This project is co-funded by the European Commission, DG Enterprise under Grant 261698. Leader Franhofer. Didier Bigo is leader of workpackage 1 (KCL)
- Professor Bigo has been the co-organiser of the ESRC seminar conference series. In collaboration with Ian Loader (U of Oxford, criminology) and Mike Williams (U of Aberyswith), they have obtained a grant for the New Economy of Security Seminar Series. The first seminar was held in Aberyswith on 22 November 2006, the second seminar was on 24 of January 2007 in Oxford, and the third seminar on 4 May 2007 at King’s College London.