The Expert Group consists of four sub-groups related to the thematic areas of security research:
- Fight against Crime and Terrorism, including critical infrastructure protection/FCT,
- Disaster Risk Management/DRS,
- Border Management/BM,
- Strengthened Security Research and Innovation/SSRI.
The subgroups meet several times a year. The Expert Group meets in plenary once a year to analyse and consolidate the results of the discussions in the sub-groups and to outline the future direction of their work in the CERIS annual report.