ISDP Partner in Nordforsk Project on Addressing a Cyber Multidisciplinary Framework for the Promotion of Human Security in the European High North
ISDP is a partner in the project Enablement besides Constraints: Addressing a Cyber Multidisciplinary Framework for the Promotion of Human Security in the European High North (ECoHuCy), together with the Northern Institute of Environmental and Minority Law, Arctic Centre, University of Lapland, UiT – The Arctic University of Norway and Swansea University (UK). The project is funded by Nordforsk.
The project claims that the primary aim of digitalisation and cybersecurity policies should be the advancement of human wellbeing. In order to justify the claim, it scrutinises digitalisation and cybersecurity from the human security perspective. Its empirical focus is on the European High North which particular characteristics – delicate balance between the nature and human practices, vast distances, sparse and ageing population, limited resources and infrastructures, harsh climate, vulnerability in the face of environmental threats – have only partially been recognised in the national frameworks of Finland, Sweden and Norway. Alongside scrutinising the effects of top down policies facilitating and securing digitalisation, the research project interacts with people and communities in the region to find out their associated needs, interests and fears. The aim is to make bottom up influence possible through knowledge production and dissemination.