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TheTargetGroupHow should police leaders address current and future security challenges? Safety and Security are crucial dimensions for the functioning of democracies and economies and for the health, wellbeing and resilience of communities. Conversely, the private, economic and social costs of security threats within the EU are tremendous. Reacting to and preventing of security threats demands joined-up and collaborative solutions, as no one agency, organisation or government is able to tackle these challenges on their own. ISM-KA develops a MSc programme in International Security Management which addresses these challenges.
The learning modules are aimed at a mixed student population of professionals from governmental agencies and private companies (e.g. security actors, consultancy). This flexible and modular approach will guarantee a broad market uptake and will reach a large amount of students and professionals.TheOutcomeThis MSc fosters new and more effective cooperation mechanisms to combine practitioner and academic expertise in response to contemporary security threats and global crime, further develop areas such as the interoperability of security agencies and law enforcement services and facilitate the development of transversal skills within all facets of education. The program is set up to educate and train current and next generation of decision makers in the international arena of safety and security.

ISMKA Priciple

In this project, we address the challenges discussing the 5 most central guiding principles:

  1. Multi stakeholder engagement: creating short-term and long-term impacts: the short-term approach envisions the creation of an expert community/knowledge-sharing platform (Security Multilogue); the long-term approach comprises the creation of educational programs in the form of an Open learning environment and Master Degree program.
  2. Increased co-creation: ability to engage successfully many different stakeholders within and outside of the police.
  3. Evidence-based management: provide a fundamental shift from "best practices" on discipline based approaches to training stakeholders on multi-disciplinary, collaborative "effective practice" in safety and security.
  4. International perspective: global mind-set, local actions: understand the global interconnections of local policy decisions and how local actions can influence and mitigate global security threats.
  5. Better alignment between policy & practice: ensure that policy developed in domain and sector specific siloes, is aligned to meet current risks and threats.

TheConsortium cutThe learning modules of the ISM will be developed with end-users and advisory board members. These different stakeholders have a great variety of expertise within the safety and security sector and their contribution is very much appreciated. ISM-KA is a partnership between 9 partners across Europe. The selection of the involved partners reflects a guiding principle of our master, namely connecting different sectors (academia, law enforcement agencies, private industry and NGOs), disciplines (mainly IT and management) and different countries.


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