Welcome to the ANVIL website!
ANVIL is an EU co-funded research project that looks at how civil security systems function in different countries and regions. ANVIL study countries are shown in red in the map image above. Civil security systems are the (non-military) processes and organizations in place to prevent, respond to and recover from crises and disasters. The main goals of ANVIL are to try to reveal what works and what doesn’t work for civil security systems across Europe, to give advice to policy makers about this, and to identify emerging research needs for future EU research programmes.
ANVIL is a 24 month project. It has a 2.2 M€ budget and was launched in March 2012. The project brings together 12 organisations from 11 different countries in Europe.
To pinpoint essential similarities and differences between civil security systems across Europe, through mapping and comparing, especially with regard to relevant cultural phenomena and legal determinations.
ANVIL Original Call Text
The objective is to explore and compare relevant cultural phenomenon and legal determinations of civil security across Europe, taking into account the existing significant differences between countries and regions.
ANVIL Glossary of Terms
Civil security system: This is broadly defined as any non-military system that is responsible for preparedness, prevention and recovery from a security incident in a community, state or region.