IRISS (Increasing Resilience in Surveillance Societies)

Project Description:

“IRISS reconstructed the spread of surveillance systems and technologies in public and private sectors from the perspective of their impact on the fabric of a democratic society. The project focused on the observable effects and everyday understanding of surveillance in contemporary Europe, analysed differences within and between individual societies and matched the observable effects against the situation in other parts of the world.”

Funder: EU-FP7

Website: http://irissproject.eu/

Host institution (s): Institute for the Sociology of Law and Criminology (Austria), Trilateral Research & Consulting (UK), University of Stirling, University of Edinburgh, Eotvos Karoly Policy Institute (Hungary), Institute of Technology Assessment (Austria), University of Sheffield, University of Hamburg, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Open University, Universitat de Barcelona, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V, Peace Research Institute Oslo, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Comenius University (Slovakia), Universität der Bundeswehr München