Integrated Project 2: Policy advising in the field of safety and security


Integrated project 2 centres aroundreal life challenges and practices, engages students in ‘doing security’ via‘policy-advising’ tasks and trains and assesses their professional skills.Students will consult on a real life security or safety challenge presented tothem by organisations and practitioners from the security domain, includingorganisations working topics related to the Jean Monnet Chair on the EuropeanUnion’s role in Security and Global Affairs (EURISGA).

Students will work in think tank groups on a security and/or safety challengeintroduced and explained by a practitioner. Each group is expected to apply thethree step approach of ‘explore, understand and do’ in order to respectivelycollect facts and contextual information on the case at hand (explore), deepentheir understanding of several elements of the case by applying disciplinarylenses (understand) and merge these insights to assess and design policyrecommendations to address the challenge at hand (do). This will result in apolicy advice report in which each group presents their security and/or safetychallenge, adopts several disciplinary lenses, integrates their findings andformulates recommendations for further action. Moreover, students will presenttheir findings and recommendations to solve security and safety issues to theorganisations.

Course objectives

After this course students are ableto:
1. Demonstrate knowledge and understand a real-life safety/security challengeby using interdisciplinary analysis.
2. Demonstrate knowledge and understand the relevant interdisciplinary academicand policy-oriented background literature related to the topic provided by thepolicymaker.
3. Formulate an in-depth individual research paper and a comprehensive grouppolicy report, including policy recommendations to address the safety/securitychallenge posed by the policymaker.
4. Reflect on governance strategies and recommendations to tackle a policyproblem in terms of feasibility, implementation, stakeholders, and ethicaldilemmas.
5. Demonstrate an open, academic attitude, characterized by accuracy,individual and group reflection, academic curiosity, and ambition for life-longlearning.
6. Reflect critically on individual contribution to the group and role in thegroup, including strengths, weaknesses, and potential for improvementthroughout the project.
7. Demonstrate and apply professional, transferrable skills such asprofessional presentation and communication skills, project management, groupwork, networking, and working with the required conventions and approaches ofthink tanks/policy advisors.