FCT-08-2014 - Law enforcement capabilities topic 4: Trans-national cooperation among public end-users in security research stakeholders
The aim of the topic is to improve coordination at European level of various transnational, national or regional law enforcement agencies networks in different security research domains. Activities should cover all relevant areas and additionally may focus on selected key topics. At least, this challenge should address: first, the identification of the relevant technologies for law enforcement end-users and way forward; second, the definition of a roadmap for solutions to improve interoperability of databases and information sharing systems in the area of law enforcement.
Scope: The action should further aim to:
a) exchange information on security issues in Member States and Associated Countries and define core areas of common interest in order to prevent duplication and identify synergies;
b) exchange information about identified research needs and latest technological developments to address these needs;
c) develop common strategies and mechanisms in the specific area(s); and
d) explore and demonstrate coordinated and/or joint activities (for instance in paving the way for a framework to achieve the interoperability of databases and information sharing systems, like EIXM, UMF2, SIENA, IXP and I-link).
The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of between €0.5m and €1m would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately If properly justified, a duration between 4 to 7 years could be proposed. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.
It is expected to improve networking, coordination and cooperation of various Member State activities targeted to security issues in the identified core area(s) at European level.
Up to one project will be co-funded for this topic.
Type of action: Coordination and Support Actions
The conditions related to this topic are provided at the end of this call and in the General Annexes.
This topic is limited to public end-users. Additionally proposals should contain at least 7 public authorities from different Member States and Associated Countries and or international law enforcement organisations. Justification for the additional condition: the central aim of this topic is to bring together a high number of public end-users in the field of security research. It is therefore essential that a critical mass of public authorities participate to a proposal for this topic.