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Kick-off year : 2010 Title : IMprove the supply chain for COntainer transport and integrated SECurity simultaneously Programme : 7th EU research programme Status : Completed Link :

The final conference will be organised in Brussels on the 24th February 2011.

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Security of the supply chain and the concept of free trade may at times appear contradictory but the demands of national security increasingly require a joined up security solution where no one organisation can be responsible. The initiative of the USA is a good example where scanning all containers entering into its country will be mandatory from 2012.

The European Union has commissioned the partners of the IMCOSEC project to identify and characterise gaps in cargo transport security and benefits for logistics. The project, which has been started on 1st April 2010, will identify processes, procedures and technology to increase the resilience of the supply chain from port to hinterland. Aim is to form a Strategic Road Map showing possibilities and challenges for an improved and integrated level of security for the supply chain in order to prepare a large demonstration initiative to be addressed in the FP7 call in June 2011.

The project partners will organise four public workshops to gather the experts' views on different topics:


Workshop 1
London - 28/29 June 2010
“Exposition of security threats in a dedicated logistics processes” Focus stakeholder group workshop accompanied by Advisory Board Meeting


Workshop 2
Ostende (Belgium) 21/22 September 2010
Public workshop “Efficiency and feasibility of measures for gaps of the supply chain” accompanied by Advisory Board experts


Workshop 3
Berlin - 13 December 2010
Public workshop “Identifying suitable technologies and methods to improve the supply chain” with experts and stakeholders


Workshop 4 (final conference)
Brussels - 24 February 2011
Final Public Workshop “Roadmap to recommend research requirements and form of demonstration to improve the supply chain” accompanied by Advisory Board Meeting

Related documents
Invitation - Final Conference EN