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Travelling Intelligence Against Crime and Terrorism

Project description

Enhancing law enforcement through travel intelligence for crime prevention

European law enforcement agencies rely on effective data management for the prompt alerting to potential security threats and for making decisions on investigations and other public safety operations. In the context of border control, passenger information can provide significant intelligence when managed efficiently and adequately for terrorism and serious crime prevention. EU law enforcement agencies face challenges related to varying data management methods, incomplete or inaccurate data, interoperable information exchange, and efficient tools to process travel intelligence data for timely operations decisions at the borders. The EU-funded TENACITy project will address these challenges by developing a Travel Intelligence Governance Framework as a holistic approach to crime prevention and training of law enforcement personnel, incorporating advanced tools for processing travel intelligence data.


LEAs use the data in their information systems as their basis for making decisions that affect the safety of European citizens. According to a recent report of the European Court of Auditors on the EU Information Systems use, it has been found out that individual countries have different perception and methodologies on how data management should be addressed; officers from LEAs have stated that not all datasets are included in their systems, while other data is either not complete and accurate or not entered in a timely manner. The same report states that there are regulatory and “cultural” issues, according to which some countries do not make all the functions offered in the central EU systems available through their national systems. TENACITy envisions to address these challenges by proposing a 3-pillar approach: (a) Modern and effective tools for exploitation of travel intelligence data by security authorities: TENACITy proposes an interoperable open architecture for the integration and analysis of multiple transactional, historical and behavioural data from a variety of sources, by exploiting game changing digital technologies; (b) Training and sensitisation of LEAs’ personnel: TENACITy envisions the design of a “living lab” to be established to organise hackathons, workshops for all relevant stakeholders who would benefit from the use of passenger data and digital technologies proposed; (c) Holistic approach to crime prevention: TENACITy vision is to implement and demonstrate a Travel Intelligence Governance Framework that will incorporate a holistic approach to crime prevention, will ensure that the proposed digital technologies will support the identification of the modus operandi of criminal and terrorism organizations and will include policy makers in the governance process, examining how the new tools will provide new capabilities to shape the regulations.



Net EU contribution
€ 598 937,50
1466 Luxembourg

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Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Total cost
€ 1 069 375,00

Participants (16)

Partners (2)