„Peace is not merely a distant goal we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.“ Martin Luther King Jr.

After the war is before the war. Unfortunately, that is the way it is. Peace is highly desirable and yet so rarely achieved. Currently, there are approximately 30 armed and significant conflicts worldwide. As always, it is all a matter of definition. There are several security indices, such as the „Global Peace Index“, the „World Internal Security and Police Index“ or the „Global Terrorism Index“.

Parameters for #security are usually #politicalstability, the effectiveness of #prosecution, #crimerate, #corruptionindex, #healthcare, access to #medicines, #environmentalprotection, #resourcesecurity, #digitalsecurity or the presence of #religious #conflicts, territorial #disputes, or #social #tensions.

The complexity shows: The question of security is not one-dimensional. It cannot be answered solely by whether an army has good weapons or whether police forces are always present. In addition, state power in dictatorial regimes is often used to the detriment of the country’s own population rather than to increase its protection and well-being.

The „Forum Vernetze Sicherheit“ therefore takes a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to the phenomenon of security. Serious security solutions are sought that do justice to the complexity of the matter and comply to the relevance of safety&security as THE essential basis of human existence.