ANVIL Objectives

  1. 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.
  2. To study a representative number of security regional architectures in a comparative analysis regarding the sharing of responsibilities between public and private bodies and the role that citizens play in regional security architectures.
  3. To determine whether these systems are efficient and effective in protecting their citizens (i.e. to determine what works and what doesn’t work in existing civil security systems).
  4. To provide advice about what changes or modifications could result in improvements to the security situation in regions or countries where this is desired by EU policymakers.
  5. To ensure that the project gives EU-added value to policy stakeholders.
  6. To link to future research needs where possible.