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The CRISP consortium will host a number of workshops in the course of the project.  Further information on topics, dates and locations will be posted on this page nearer to the time.

Upcoming Workshops

Towards embedding data protection and other socio-legal requirements in the certification of security systems

 – Workshop for DPAs and data protection experts –

Agencia Española de Protección de Datos, Madrid (Calle de Jorge Juan 6)

30 September 2016, 9.30-16.30

To register please contact Eva Kalan: (Registration is open until 20 September 2016)

The CRISP project consortium kindly invites you to the Workshop “Towards embedding data protection and other socio-legal requirements in the certification of security systems” on 30 September 2016 in Madrid, hosted by the Agencia Española de Protección de Datos.

At the workshop CRISP project’s approach to certification of security systems which places an emphasis on social dimensions and data protection will be presented and discussed, together with broader questions related to certification in the context of the new General Data Protection Regulation. The workshop will be an opportunity for the data protection authorities to discuss these issues and to share their experience with certification and their expectations about the extent to which certification can assure compliance with data protection legislation.

Workshop Agenda
CRISP Briefing Paper for DPAs and Data Protection Experts



Open Invitation to the Kick-off meeting for CEN Workshop Agreement Group

Towards embedding socio-legal requirements in the certification of security systems: 

‘Guidelines for the evaluation of installed security systems, based on S-T-E-Fi criteria’

17 October 2016, Delft, Netherlands

The CRISP consortium and CEN-CENELEC invite interested parties to attend the kick of meeting for a CEN Workshop agreement for the CRISP assessment methodology.

A CEN Workshop Agreement (CWA) is an agreement developed and approved in a CEN Workshop; the latter is open to the direct participation of anyone with an interest in the development of the agreement. A CWA is a best practice document for further standardisation efforts. A CWA does not have the status of a European Standard and it involves no obligation at national level. A CWA may not conflict with a European Standard.

The aim of the workshop is to develop a CEN-CENELEC Workshop agreement consisting of:

1) the methodology for the evaluation process of the installed security systems
2) adapt and  further refine the S-T-E-Fi criteria for the evaluation process of security systems, specifically for installed video-surveillance systems. The scope excludes the certification scheme itself.

The working language during the Workshop is English. The CWA will be drafted and published in English. The estimated duration of this workshop is 8-10 months. During the Workshop lifetime, several meetings are foreseen depending on the project evolution. All costs related to the participation of interested parties in the Workshop’s activities have to be carried by themselves. There is no fee for the registration to the workshop.
The kick-off meeting is scheduled for 17 October, at the premises of NEN in Delft, The Netherlands. All interested parties are welcome to register for participation.

Registration information can be found on the website of CEN-CENELEC.

Agenda for the Kick Off Meeting.

Meeting information.


Past Workshops


Workshop on the CRISP Roadmap AND

Roundtable with certification and accreditation bodies on CRISP Certification Manual

11 and 12 May 2016 Westcord Hotel, Delft, Netherlands

Please register here.

We are now at the stage of building a roadmap for the uptake and vision of the proposed CRISP certification scheme and developing a Certification Manual (containing basic information and guidelines for establishing the proposed certification scheme).

We kindly invite you to register for one or both events below (please note the different target groups):

  • 11th May 2016 – Validation workshop on CRISP Roadmap which is aimed at both supply and demand side of security systems (alarm systems), as well as other relevant stakeholders, policy makers, regulators, certification, and accreditation bodies.
  • 12th May 2016 – Round table on CRISP Certification Manual which is aimed at representatives from certification and accreditation bodies.

We will seek your feedback to our findings, which will help us to improve and revise our output. All relevant documentation will be distributed to you for review before the events.

Please see agenda for the 11 May CRISP roadmap Workshop here.

Please see agenda for the 12 May CRISP roundtable event here.




Past Workshops

Workshop on CRISP Certification Process and Methodology

Towards A European Certification Scheme for Security Products, Systems and Services

3 September 2015

  Center for Technology and Society, Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Bacground: The CRISP project will enhance existing security evaluation and certification schemes by offering an innovative evaluation methodology that integrates security, trust, efficiency and freedom infringement assessment dimensions. The proposed scheme will be based on a taxonomy encompassing a variety of security products and services across applications, taking into account the varying roles of a diverse stakeholder community including manufacturers, regulatory and certification bodies, data protection authorities and end users.

Aims of the workshop: Inviting a range of stakeholders, this CRISP workshop aims to present and discuss the developed CRISP certification methodology for security products, systems and services (PSS). The workshop will also seek to summarise requirements for a clear roadmap for the proposed CRISP certification scheme and certification manual.  The workshop will present a range of range of speakers which will give different perspectives on certification of security PSS, e.g., from view of public authorities, certification bodies, as well as experts on freedom and ethical dimensions.  The workshop will also seek to validate the current findings of CRISP and the way forward, in break-out sessions. Click here for agenda and further information.

Participants: The workshop is aimed at both supply and demand side of security PSS, as well as regulators, policy makers and civil society representatives.

To register please visit:

The Venue: The workshop is organised by the Technische Universität Berlin and will be held at the Center for Technology and Society in Berlin, Germany.


First CRISP Workshop on Stakeholder Needs Regarding Certification of Security Products, 4th December 2014 in Amsterdam

The first CRISP workshop on Stakeholder needs in certification of security products, systems and services, will be held in Amsterdam on 4th December 2014.

This workshop aims to ascertain the need for new standards and a European certification scheme to evaluate security products, systems and services. Inviting a range of stakeholders from the security sector, standardisation and civil society, it will seek to validate research findings from research undertaken by CRISP partners which focuses on mapping stakeholder views on evaluation and certification of security products, systems and services.

A draft version of the research report will be distributed to attendees before the workshop for their review. The workshop will seek to validate its findings and come up with conclusions on the need for new standards and certification schemes to evaluate security products, systems and services.

We still have a few places available for relevant stakeholders.  If you would like to attend, please email Thordis Sveinsdottir (

Workshop location is NH Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, Kruisweg 495, 2132NA Hoofddorp, Amsterdam.

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