Participating in SECUREU, a European project to identify training needs for future security professionals

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The UAB, through EPSI, is a university member of SECUREU research project. Earlier this autumn, 6 discussion panels took place in Spain, Letonia, Lithuania, Finland, Norway, and The Netherlands gathering experts in security to share their perspectives on how young specialists should be trained and the competences they lack.


EPSI is a partner institution of SECUREU, a project under the Erasmus+ Programme aiming at developing digital teaching materials and tools and at establishing a sustainable security specialists network.

In autumn, the partners in the project organised 6 round table discussions in Latvia, Lithuania, Finland, Spain, the Netherlands and Norway. They gathered 48 security and risk management specialists to ask their opinion about questions i.e. what young security specialists should be taught, what skills they are missing and what the future perspectives and perceived risks are in the security field.

Participants were from different companies, organisations, as well as faculty members from partner universities. The discussion panels brought together professionals from this specialty, members of the police corps, staff of the Social Security emergency call centre, representatives of the regional healthcare authorities and of the air force. 

In addition to EPSI, other participating universities were: 

The conclusions from the different discussion panels are contained in a report and some other informative materials. It appears that all countries are facing similar challenges.

These European experts highlighted important skills for future professionals in this field that should be improved: soft skills, strategic thinking and strategic management, better general management and leadership skills. It is also very important to develop technological and digital literacy skills and also good practices in managing information and cyber-security.

Further information:

•   “Round table discussions" Report in 6 partner countries
•    Infographic
•    News published in SECUREU’s website