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Parcel and Letter Security for Postal and Express Courier Flows

Project description

Protecting EU postal and express courier flows

Being able to detect threats and illicit goods in postal and express courier flows is vital to the security of the EU. However, this area faces key challenges such as the lack of technology capable of screening volumes of goods efficiently. The EU-funded PARSEC project will develop and test three next-generation non-intrusive detection technologies – a multi-energy photon counting detector, neutron-induced gamma-ray spectroscopy, and X-ray diffraction – and combine them into a detection architecture for detection accuracy, speed, and reliability. This will help stop the abuse of postal and express courier flows for criminal and terrorist purposes.

Objective

PARSEC is a project about parcel and letter security in the context of postal and express courier services. The project delivers an ambitious set of solutions by developing, configuring, customising, and piloting innovative tools, services and security management views to fight the abuse of postal and express courier flows for criminal and terrorist purposes. The four PARSEC innovation areas and three use cases strengthen risk analysis and redefine threat detection and resilience capabilities of parcel service providers, customs authorities, police agencies, and other relevant stakeholders. PARSEC develops and tests three next-generation non-intrusive detection technologies (multi-energy photon counting detector, neutron-induced gamma-ray spectroscopy, and X-ray diffraction) and combine them into a detection architecture (= system-of-system) for optimal detection accuracy, speed and reliability. With PARSEC solutions postal and express operators, customs, and police authorities will be more capable to fight crime and terrorism, put in place a stronger deterrent, and to ensure safe and undisrupted postal and express services.

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CBRA SERVICES
Net EU contribution
€ 884 223,75
Address
KRINKELWEG 1
8211 Zedelgem
Belgium

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Vlaams Gewest Prov. West-Vlaanderen Arr. Brugge
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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Total cost
€ 884 223,75

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