Consortium

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION (TECNALIA)

TECNALIA is the largest centre of applied research and technological development in Spain, a benchmark in Europe and a member of the Basque Research and Technology Alliance. We collaborate with companies and institutions to improve their competitiveness, people’s quality of life and achieve sustainable growth. We do it thanks to a team made up of more than 1,400 people (44% women – 56% men) who are passionate about technology and committed to building a better society.

Our main scopes of action are: Smart Manufacturing Digital Transformation, Energy Transition, Sustainable Mobility, Personalized Health and Urban Ecosystem.

Our mission is to transform technological research into prosperity; TECNALIA’s research has a real impact on society and generates benefits in the form of quality of life and progress. And we work with the purpose of building a better world through technological research and innovation.
TECNALIA’s research has a real impact on society and provides specific solutions to the major global challenges.

Zanasi & Partners (Z&P)

Zanasi & Partners (registered brand of “Zanasi Alessandro srl”) is a research and advisory company leader in Europe in the field of security, intelligence and defence.

Incorporated in Italy and France and active internationally since the very beginning of EU common security policy with ESRAB and ESRIF, it can rely on the expertise of a team of professionals with background in IT, quantitative as well as social sciences.

The company track is based on a multiannual know-how in artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, defence, big data analytics (data/text mining and social media analysis), strategic forecasting and border control and critical infrastructure protection.

The variegated team of the company manages to successfully perform a wide range of activities, from formulation of policy recommendations, advanced data analysis as well as software design. Over the past fifteen years, Z&P has participated in more than 30 research projects under the European Framework Programme (FP7, H2020, PADR, EDIDP, ISF, CIPS, ISAC).

Laurea University of Applied Sciences (LAU)

Laurea University of Applied Science is research- and development-oriented international university of applied Sciences located on six campuses in Helsinki region (Finland).

Laurea’s strategic applied research areas in Service Business Innovation and Design, Health and Social responsibility, and Coherent Security provide a platform for research, co-designing, testing, assessing, modelling, implementing, and distributing various service innovations. Laurea has a long history of multidisciplinary user-driven approach, particularly Living labs to regional development and pedagogical model Learning by Developing (LbD), which is based on authentic encounters with the world of work.

Contact:
Pasi Hario
R&D Project Manager, Lecturer in Futures Design
MA (History), MSSc (Futures Studies & Foresight), MBA (Service Design)
Laurea University of Applied Sciences
Tel. +358 40 630 9106

INSTITUT PO OTBRANA (BDI)

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Defence Research Institute (DRI)

Defence Research Institute is a French defence and strategy agency specialist, with a multidisciplinary approach that combines an expertise on technology with focus on defence, strategic and security applications. DRI’s areas of research range many fields, such as International Relations, Geopolitics and Geostrategy issues, IT, Cloud, portables apps and Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence in Cyber Defence, Cyber Warfare, Detection Systems and protection of critical infrastructures. DRI also takes part in DECISMAR, an EDIDP project, which started in 2020.

DRI is composed by personnel who has strong and different backgrounds and has participated in projects at the international level connected to terrorism prevention, counter-narrative against radicalization, prevention, investigation and mitigation of cyber criminality. Our professional are OSCE and GENERALI executives as well as former UN agencies officers.

INTELLIGENCE CULTURE
AND STRATEGICANALYSIS (ICSA)

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Bar-Ilan University (BIU)

The Europa Institute is a unique center of excellence focusing on a wide range of security and intelligence issues and topics relating to Israel and Europe and to the political and security systems in the European Union.

The central mission of the Europa Institute is to develop knowledge and discourse in security issues of importance to Israel and Europe, reinforcing the security cooperation between Israel and Europe, initiating and carrying out research and other projects in these fields, and effectively disseminating this knowledge to decision-makers on all levels.  In 2017, Prof. Shlomo Shpiro was appointed as the new director of the Institute. The Europa Institute comprises of senior research fellows, researchers, and an international advisory board.  The Institute’s team conducts research in their areas of expertise.  The Institutes also initiates and participates in multinational, European and national level projects.

One of the principal activities of the Europa Institute is the ‘European Roundtable’, which meets regularly every three months., bringing together senior experts with decision-makers, diplomats and senior officials from the governmental, public and private sectors in Israel to discuss key issues in the relations between Israel and Europe. The Institute also works extensively on deepening the cooperation between academia, industry and the high-tech sector, through joint initiatives in projects of the European Union’s research programs and other forms of cooperation.

AGENZIA PER LA PROMOZIONE DELLA RICERCA EUROPEA (APRE)

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TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY (VTT)

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Expert.ai (EXPSYS)

Expert.ai is a leading company in artificial intelligence applied to text with more than 20 years of experience in natural language understanding.

We started from a garage before it became a cliché. Today, we are a global, publicly traded company (EXAI:IM) committed to innovation and to providing customers and partners with concrete results and tangible business value.

We work with some of the largest organizations and government agencies throughout Europe, the Americas and the Middle East. Analysts, data scientists and computational linguists worldwide recognize the value of our patented artificial intelligence technology and its unique hybrid approach to NL, which combines symbolic human-like comprehension and machine learning as the highest performing, most pragmatic way to address even the most complex unstructured information management use cases.

SAHER (SAHER)

Taken from the Arabic word for “watchman”, SAHER (Europe) OÜ is a safety and security research, training and consultancy based in Estonia, operating at a global level. The strategic aim of SAHER (Europe) OÜ is to develop the intersection between the four key stakeholders in the international security domain including: citizens; government, industry and academia. Providing a unique collaborative platform for multidisciplinary professionals, policy-makers and practitioners to advance and amplify international security innovations, SAHER (Europe) OÜ engage in cutting-edge research and development, and introduce new innovations and technologies to improve and transform policing, security and defence. With a dedicated team of professionals from private industry, security, law enforcement and academia, the SAHER (Europe) OÜ team of experts provide a rich and unique blend of commercial, security and operational policing expertise to bring innovative research to operational reality.

MarketScape (MS)

MarketScape delivers cyber threat intelligence services. Using Open Source Intelligence (OSINT), we develop intelligence solutions for law enforcement, national security, intelligence agencies, scientific researchers, and NGOs.

In 2015 MarketScape successfully launched the spin-out company Munitio. It became a pioneer in dark web investigation technologies and the first European company that introduced a dark web solution for Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) and Governments. Our global network of partners enables us to outsmart digital threats all around the world

TECOMS SRL (TECOMS)

Founded in 2003, Tecoms is a consulting, research and solution providing company in the fields of information technology and security. With regard to the aspects of legal advice, the main focus is on data protection and privacy law. Privacy law compliance consultancy involves analysis of data collection information, data processing notification, third parties and transnational data transfers, active and passive access to data exercise procedures, data processing and storage security.

Tecoms has multi-year experience in developing and deploying hardware and software solutions for data collection and analysis for the intelligence industry. Specifically, in the software sector, Tecoms distributes in Italy leading solutions law enforcement and intelligence.

SYNYO GmbH (SYNYO)

SYNYO is a research-based company focusing on social science, innovation and technology. It is located in 2 offices in Vienna, Austria. SYNYO explores, develops and implements novel methods, approaches, technologies and solutions in various domains with a particular focus on tackling societal, political, ecological and economical challenges. SYNYO analyses the impact of emerging technologies from different angles and from an interdisciplinary perspectives. The team at SYNYO consists of high-skilled employees specialized in several scientific and technical fields such , Safety & Security, Data Science, Education, Social Sciences and Migration as well as Future Technologies.

Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI)

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) is the Law Enforcement Agency (LEA) with responsibility for the delivery of policing in Northern Ireland.

The PSNI was established in 2001 as part of the recommendations of the Good Friday Agreement and is the successor to Royal Ulster Constabulary GC. PSNI headquarters is based in Belfast, with over 8500 personnel.

For the Police Service of Northern Ireland, keeping people safe is what we do; Policing with the Community is how we do it. Policing with the Community is about understanding and responding to the human impact of policing. It is about creating real participation between the police and the community – a partnership in which policing reflects and responds to the community’s needs.

The central role of the PSNI is to help build a safe, confident and peaceful Northern Ireland. Working in partnership, policing prevents crime, detects offenders and protects the most vulnerable in society. We are committed to enhancing community safety and building public confidence in policing.

The operational functions of the PSNI are delivered through 11 District Policing Commands. Crime Operations branch which delivers on Special Operations, Reactive and Organised Crime, Serious Crime investigations and Intelligence management.  Operational Support branch which has responsibility for Scientific Support, Tactical Support , Armed Response, Close Protection and Roads Policing teams. These functions are supported by, Corporate Communications, Corporate Governance, Discipline and Anti-Corruption, Finance, Human Resources and Legal Services.

The PSNI has expertise in a wide range of LEA activities and is recognised globally in the delivery of:

  • Cyber Crime investigation and Online Safety
  • Policing with the Community
  • Public order and crowd management
  • Counter terrorism investigation
  • Intelligence management
  • Emergency planning and disaster management
  • Human Rights focused policing

The PSNI is one of the most scrutinised Law Enforcement Agencies in the world, operating within a robust accountability framework that ensures policing delivered to the highest standard.

The PSNI strives to be at the forefront of research and innovation regarding policing and security, ensuring as an organisation we are continually learning, adapting and improving. One of the many ways in which the PSNI achieves this objective is the organisations participation in European funded research and development projects under Horizon 2020.

DURZHAVNA AGENTSIYA NATSIONALNA SIGURNOST (DANS)

The State Agency for National Security is a specialized body for counterintelligence and security and its chief responsibility is to detect, prevent and neutralize the threats to the Bulgarian national security.

The Agency is constituted to guarantee no foreign interference in the internal affairs of Bulgaria, and to provide the highest state authorities with information necessary for conducting the national security policy and for the decision-making process in compliance with the national interests. 

In order to fulfill its duties, SANS uses in its work the whole spectrum of counter-intelligence means and resources. The Agency is constantly improving its capabilities as an integral part of the Bulgarian Intelligence Community, the National Security System and the security system of the democratic community of the EU and the NATO member states.  

LESO LEONARDO (LL)

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Financial Intelligence Unit Latvia (FIU)

The Financial Intelligence Unit of Latvia (FIU) is an independent authority supervised by the Cabinet of Ministers; it’s responsibility lies with prevention of money laundering in Latvia, with the goal of eliminating the possibility of using the Latvian financial system to launder money or finance terrorism.

The main task of FIU is to collect and analyse financial data, reports of suspicious transactions, in order to hand this information over to Latvian law enforcement authorities to investigate cases of money laundering and terrorism and proliferation financing.

For its own needs and the needs of its partners, the FIU develops specialised studies covering the risks, trends, amounts and latest methods employed in money laundering and terrorism financing; the FIU collects information and prepares a National money laundering and terrorism financing prevention risk assessment report.

In addition to its intelligence and strategic analysis functions, the FIU operates a private and public cooperation coordination group whose purpose is to coordinate the activities of official bodies conducting operational measures, investigation authorities, State Revenue Service, prosecutor’s office, reporting entities, and supervisory and controlling authorities.

GRANICNA POLICIJA BOSNE I HERCEGOVINE (BHBP)

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International Security and Emergency Management Institute (ISEM)

ISEMI is a professional platform of former or active police and national security officers, military, civil protection and crisis management experts from around the world with necessary security clearance and relevant long-term experience in crime prevention, counter-terrorism and CBRN-E threats, in the fight against organized crime, environmental crime, trafficking in human beings, cybercrime, drugs and weapons smuggling. Organization together with wide pool of experts has a number of experiences of intelligence analysis, defence policy, border protection, critical infrastructure protection, countering hybrid threats, rescue and emergency assistance, health protection and in the field of justice and prosecution.

Kharkiv National University of Internal Affairs (KhNUIA)

Kharkiv National University of Internal Affairs (KhNUIA) is one of the biggest higher educational establishment of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine. KhNUIA is a leading Law Enforcement Agency of Higher Police Education in Eastern Ukraine. Practical orientation is actively implemented in the educational process. For this purpose, were created:

  • training center for combating cybercrime and cyberspace monitoring;
  • training area for combating crimes in the field of human trafficking offenses committed with the using of high information technologies;
  • training area for modeling and countering cyber attacks.

Fields of research are methodology to conduct expertise in combating cybercrimes; information technologies in criminal intelligence and investigation; security policy for computer systems; audit of information security; design and implementation of information protection systems.

Priority of KhNUIA is given to research in the field of public order and safety, protection of legitimate interests of a person by the agencies of the National Police of Ukraine. The research activity of the KhNUIA focuses on finding solutions for practical operational units of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine.

Politsei- ja Piirivalveamet (EPBG)

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Border Police of BaH (MIA)

Border Police of BaH is the first multiethnic police agency at the state level. It is administrative organization within the Ministry of Security of BaH, with operational independence, established to perform police activities related to surveillance and control of crossings of the BaH border, and other activities regulated by the law.

Masovian Police (KWPR)

Regional Police Headquarters based in Radom is an uniformed and armed force which fulfilling their tasks under the Act of Police (6th of April 1990). The area of operations in Mazovian voivodship –
(excluding the territorial competence of the Metropolitan Police Hq – Warsaw and towns around) – this is the area of 29 500 km ². The Masovian garrison employs 6500 officers and employees of the Police. There are: Regional Police Headquarters, 4 City Police Headquarters and 24 District Police Headquarters.

We may enumerate six main priorities of Mazovian Police such as:

Priority I – to ensure a real increase of citizens’s satisfaction with the quality of policemens’s work as well as the elimination of particularly socially undesirable behaviours.

Priority II – improvement of safety in connection with mass events.

Priority III – to increase the effectiveness of Police investigations which are led on scene of crime or offence.

Priority IV – to improve road traffic safety.

Priority V – enlargement of policemen’s and employees’s satisfaction level through the assurance of optimum conditions to realization of tasks.

Priority VI – action aiming to limit of juvenile delinquency and improvement of young people’s safety.

The  main goal is to serve and protect people, as well as to maintain public order and security.

The usual police activities include:

  • the protection of people’s health and life, the protection of property,
  • the protection of public safety and order,
  • creating and organizing “community policing” and crime prevention activities,
  • combating crimes and offences, arresting people who committed crimes,
  • the control of regulations, regarding public life and public spaces,
  • the cooperation / collaboration with police forces from other countries and international organizations.

POLISMYNDIGHETEN SWEDISH POLICE AUTHORITY (SPA)

The mission of the Swedish Police Authority is to reduce crime and increase public safety. Through crime prevention, the police work to ensure that fewer crimes are committed. The aim is also for more crimes to be solved. The police mission is also described in the Police Act (1984:387). Among other things, it states that the police shall prevent crime, monitor public order and safety, conduct reconnaissance and carry out criminal investigations. The detection and analysis of terrorist‐related content on the Internet form an integral part of this mission. The Police Authority’s crime prevention mandate includes participation in prevention activities with regard to radicalization at local level.

 

The Swedish Police Authority has long experience in carrying out investigations with regard to crimes related to information technology, as well as facilities for carrying out investigations with regard to crimes related to information technology and digital forensics.

 

The National Forensic Centre, NFC, is an independent expert organization within the Swedish Police Authority with an overall responsibility for forensics. Our main task is to conduct forensic investigations and analyzes on behalf of the judicial authorities. NFC also conducts research and development within the forensic field, in close cooperation with the National Operations Department and the police regions.

Ministério da Justiça (PJ)

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Military Academy Skopje (MAGMA)

Military Academy is a military educational, scientific and research institution for university-level education. It educates personnel for the Army of the Republic of North Macedonia, the system for crisis management and system for protection and rescue. Military Academy is associated member of the State University “Goce Delcev – Stip” and is founded by the Law and functions in accordance with the Law for High education and the Law for scientific-research work in the Republic of North Macedonia. It is accredited by the Ministry of education according to the European credit transfer system, as a high educational and scientific institution. It offers university studies in three cycles (the first cycle finishes by awarding a bachelor’s degree, the second cycle includes master studies and specializations, and the third cycle PhD).

The University diploma of completed undergraduate studies at the Military Academy is verified in the country, which provides cadets and students with relevant positions for further education within the educational system of the country and other countries members of the Bologna’s process.

We have more than 20 professor and more than 200 students. Most of our professors have expertise in military and security science and a part that relates to ICT and cybersecurity.

HOCHSCHULE FUR DEN ÖFFENTLICHEN DIENST IN BAYERN (HföD)

The Department of Police is located in Fürstenfeldbruck and in Sulzbach Rosenberg and currently trains the majority of police students in Bavaria at the campus in Fürstenfeldbruck. Students here train for their career on professional and executive levels for the Police Enforcement Service (either Police Force / Constabulary or Criminal Investigation Police Department). The University of Applied Sciences – Police Affairs (HfoeD) teaches future higher ranked police officers in various disciplines including psychology, political science and social sciences.

The inter-disciplinary research team of the HfoeD examines various domains relevant for policing including cybercrime, radicalisation, extremism, terrorism among others. Security research for and via the police strengthens everyday networking in police practice with training and further education, in other words integrating theory and practice. The research team of the HfoeD provides scientific knowledge on relevant topics in the field (i.e. security research, crime prevention or crime research) to police or institutions of the security structure and aids in the design of further training courses and seminars and the mediation of contacts. In addition, the research team supports police and security authorities by providing scientific services in solving day-to-day problems.

Furthermore, the HfoeD works closely with the Ministry of the Interior and the Police Departments in Bavaria to maintain current standards between theory and practice and to serve the needs of police officers and citizens, alike. Aside from the European research projects (examples under relevant projects), the HfoeD supports the police academy in Bulgaria within Erasmus projects, a partnership with the police academy in Bucharest, Romania, a partnership with the police academy in Prague, Czech Republic and a further partnership with the University for Policing in Poland.

Ertzaintza (ERTZ)

Ertzaintza (ERTZ) is the police force of the Basque Country. It is a comprehensive police that assumes the bulk of the remits in matter of security. The structure of Ertzaintza is based on three pillars: the Citizen Protection Division, the Criminal Investigation Division and the Central Intelligence Office. In this framework, the different specialized units are grouped in all areas of police activity: citizen security, traffic, institutional security, tactical support, criminal investigation, command and control center, games and spectacles, scientific police and private security. All these units have highly qualified staff and advanced technical means. Ertzaintza also develops judicial police functions and it currently has an R+D+I service.

The Ertzaintza has a Strategic Reflection Process aimed at establishing, communicating, monitoring and reviewing its strategy and objectives, and the way in which it aligns them with those of the rest of the Department of Security and those of the Basque Government, especially the Basque Public Security Plan. The Strategic Plan reviews or redefines the Ertzaintza Model, Mission, Vision and Values of the Ertzaintza, as well as the strategic objectives to be achieved.