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					                     NATO
Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme




       Overview of the SPS Programme

                       Emerging Security Challenges Division
                                      NATO
                            Summary


• What is the SPS Programme about?
• Objectives of the SPS Programme
• A Unique Network of Cooperation
• What Types of Activities can we offer?
• Some Project Examples
• Role of the SPS Programme in the Emerging Security Challenges
  (ESC) Division
• Who can Apply?
• How to Apply?
                            SPS Programme

•   Enhances cooperation with all partnerships based on security-related
    civil science and innovation,
•   Conducts activities aligned with NATO’s Strategic Objectives,
•   Sponsors activities to identify future threats, raising awareness and
    contribute to finding solutions
         SPS Project in Key Priority Areas


 – Top-Down Projects
   Responding to partner needs

 – Bottom-Up Projects
   Individual scientists and security experts applying for funding

The 2012 SPS Programme Budget is 12.085 million Euros.
                       SPS Objectives

Establish concrete security-related science civil collaboration
   between NATO countries and Partner countries,
Contribute to solving problems effecting large societies in
   partner countries,
Promote NATO’s values and image in targeted communities in
   Partner countries and society at large
    – Young generation of ‘Leaders of Tomorrow’
Contribute to Stability and Peace e.g. by promoting regional co-
   operation
Provide seed money for seed projects to provide the basis for
   addressing priority needs
                                                SPS Key priorities
A. Projects that may receive funding from the SPS budget.                    B. Projects that may receive funding from the
                                                                             SPS budget only if there are no sufficient
A.1. Projects in direct support of NATO operations and missions.
                                                                             applications of an appropriate-quality in
A.2.         A.2.a. Defensible methods of transport of fuel, supplies, and   Category A.
Defence      personnel.
                                                                             B.1.          B.1.a. Human and societal dynamics
against
             A.2.b. Medical countermeasures for non-CBRN terrorist           Countering
teorist                                                                                    B.1.b. Food security in times of
             attacks.                                                        other
threats                                                                                    combat.
                                                                             threats to
             A.2.c. Explosives detection.
                                                                             security      B.1.c. Physical construction of
             A.2.d. Computer terrorism countermeasures and cyber                           Information Technology
             defence.                                                                      Infrastructure.
             A.2.e. Study of human factors in defence against terrorism.
                                                                             C. Any other Security-Related Activities.
             A.2.f. Border and port security.
A.3.         A.3.a. Novel methods of detecting, protecting against and
Defence      diagnosing the effects of CBRN agents on organisms.
against
             A.3.b. Decontamination, destruction, and disposal of CBRN
CBRN
             agents; medical countermeasures and containment
agents
             technologies.
             A.3.c. Decontamination of food processing facilities after
             CBRN attack.
             A.3.d. Risk management strategies which minimise public
             contact with agents.
A.4.         A.4.a. Energy security
Counterin
             A.4.b. Security-related advanced technology
g other
threats to   A.4.c. Defence-related environmental issues.
security
             A.4.d. Landmine and Unexploded Ordnance Detection and
             Clearance Technologies.
                        A Unique Network of Cooperation

NATO Countries (28)
Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany,
Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland,
Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States.
Euro Atlantic Partnership Council Countries (22)
Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Finland, Georgia, Malta, Moldova,
Montenegro, Ireland, Kyrgyz Republic, Kazakhstan, Russia, Serbia, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan,
the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia(*), Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan.
Mediterranean Dialogue Countries (7)
Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia
Istanbul Initiative Countries (4)
Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, United Arab Emirates.
Global Partner Countries (8)
Afghanistan, Australia, Iraq, Japan, Mongolia, Pakistan, the Republic of Korea , New Zealand


Total: 69 countries
  (*) Turkey recognizes the Republic of Macedonia with its constitutional name.
                What can we do?


 Grant mechanisms


• Multi-year Projects
• Workshops
• Training
• Network Infrastructure Grants
                  Multi-year Projects

§ Multi-year projects which contribute to capacity building,
  providing equipment and training of young experts,
  generally through exchange of information and
  experience.
§ Goal: to solve problems with concrete deliverables and
  pre-defined end-users.
§ The average cost for such a project is in the range of EUR
  250K to 300K/3-5 years. Partner countries provide both
  manpower (salaries) and logistics (laboratories).
                           Workshops


§ Meetings of high level experts to assess the most advanced
  knowledge on SPS - Priority Areas and provide recommendations /
  conclusions for future actions;
§ The duration of a workshop is flexible (about 3 working days);
§ The number of key speakers and participants varies between 20
  and 50;
§ The results are expected to be published under NATO Science
  Series.
                        Training



§ Enable specialists in NATO countries to share their
  expertise with trainees from Partner countries;
§ The number of trainees varies between 40 and 60;
§ The duration is 5 or 10 working days;
§ The results are expected to be published under NATO
  Science Series.
   Role of the SPS Programme in the ESC Division

Past                        Today
• Cold War Tool             • Partnership tool
• Decision-making only by   • In line with NATO´s
  Scientists                  political agenda
• Bringing scientists       • Final decision for funding
  together from NATO          given by the nations in the
  countries                   Political and Partnership
• Cross-cutting science       Committee (PPC)
  was the criteria for      • Not only scientists eligible
  selection                   for cooperation
Emerging Security Challenges
                 “Review” process for “bottom-up” projects




 ESC/SPS
 Working                                               ISEG                     PPC
 Group
                                              – Assess scientific
– High-level                                    soundness of the          – Assess “strategic
  priorities                                    project, subject of the     and political
                                                                                                       Grant
– Program                                       grant request,              guidance" of the
                                                                                                      awarded
  of work                                       through peer review         SPS programme in
– Target grantees                             – Monitor progress of         alignment with
                               Grant                                        NATO strategies1
                                                multi-year projects
                               applications




     1
         Through silence procedure                                                 Source: McKinsey & Company
                Who can Apply?

• Experts in security related civil science and
  technology

• Scientist, Think Tank, Government, University

• Funding joint cooperative projects between
  experts from NATO nations and partner
  countries
Who can Apply?
                                  How to Apply
                                                           Civil


•   Identify a relevant topic which you wish to open to
    international cooperation,
•   Determine the appropriate grant mechanism,
•   Find a qualified collaborator from a Partner or NATO
                                                              Security
    country,
•   Visit the NATO SPS Website for assistance and
    downloadable application forms and instructions,
•   Complete the ‘Application Form’ with your
    collaborator and submit it.
                            SPS Website


The SPS website is the primary source for applicants and participants on
activities and procedures
 – Instructions for applicants
 – Downloadable application forms

                             www.nato.int/science
    Scientific cooperation between NATO and
                      Russia
•  Russia is the most active Partner country in the SPS
   Programme
• A special programme of support for cooperation
   between scientists and experts from Russia and
   NATO countries has been established within the
   SPS Programme.
• The NATO-Russia Council (NRC) SPS Committee has
   as well drawn up an Action Plan which provides for
   collaboration especially in:
1. Defence against terrorist threats
2. countering other threats to security
             Example of an SPS Project
     Stand-Off Explosives Detection Programme
                   STANDEX
• To confront and counter the threat of attacks
  on mass transit, NATO countries and Russia
  share their expertise and technology in a joint
  endeavour aiming to detect a suicide bomber
  in a crowd and to prevent potential attacks.
• The core concept is to bring together various
  techniques for the detection of explosives and
  the localisation, identification and tracking of
  potential perpetrators of attacks.
• F, D, US, NL, UK, Russia
Thank you


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