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Europeanising transport security: Policy and research recommendations for improving transport infrastructure security in Europe

  • Although the EU has implemented some legislation on the security of transport infrastructure in Europe (i.e. EPCIP Directive 2008/114/), the security of transport networks up to date remains a national prerogative. While research has been conducted on a European scale, operative measures are implemented only on the national level. This paper argues for an Europeanisation of transport security, focussing on practicable recommendations for achieving this goal. Additionally, the divergence between a nationally shaped risk perception and the cross-boundary nature of security threats is discussed and possible strategies to overcome this problem are outlined. Furthermore, the paper aims at fostering the debate between (transport) security stakeholders in the EU Member States and presenting incentives and arguments for a shift from a national to a European security rationale.

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Author:Jakob Haardt, Samuel Rothenpieler
Document Type:Part of a Book
Date of Publication (online):2015/08/27
Year of first publication:2013
Release Date:2015/08/27
Tag:Europa; Gefahrenabwehr; Richtlinien; Risikobewertung; Transport; Verkehrsinfrastruktur; Veränderung
Europe; Modification; Risk assessment; Security; Specifications; Transport; Transport infrastructure
Volltext: Chapter DOI: 10.1049/PERIRR3E_ch2
Source:Infrastructure risk and resilience: Transportation, S. 17-21
Institutes:Abteilung Brücken- und Ingenieurbau / Abteilung Brücken- und Ingenieurbau
Dewey Decimal Classification:6 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften / 62 Ingenieurwissenschaften / 620 Ingenieurwissenschaften und zugeordnete Tätigkeiten
collections:BASt-Beiträge / ITRD Sachgebiete / 72 Verkehrs- und Transportplanung

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