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Strategic Pan-European Ballistics Intelligence Platform for Combating Organised Crime and Terrorism

Objective

The threat from organised crime and terrorism can undermine the democratic and economic basis of societies through the diversion of investment into crime, money laundering and corruption by international cartels, organised gang culture and corruption. The result is often a weakening of institutions, an undermined economy and a loss of confidence in the rule of law. This project will undertake research to create and develop secure interoperable situation awareness platform for the EU to combat organised crime and terrorism. The project will use technical (non-personal) ballistics data and crime information initially but will also demonstrate how migration to other data sources can take place. The project will automatically combine data from disparate high volume data repositories for cross correlation and automated (and semi-automated) analysis with data from different cultural/domains with multiple reference models using real-time data feeds and historical databases. Intelligence will be extracted using advanced semantic knowledge extraction and data-mining to facilitate appropriate, fast and responsible decision making and alerts. The platform will develop and demonstrate a trust management and security system, controlled access and an automated reporting tool for cost effective operations as well as providing the policing of existing information systems. The platform will enhance mutual co-operation, security and sustainability across the EU and is supported by EUROPOL, the police and other end users as a being urgently required. The project will develop new EU standards, new Intellectual Property and commercialisation opportunities for the benefit of the EU. The work will involve the use of cutting edge science and technological methods and develop new research agendas for future work.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/databases
  • /social sciences/sociology/social problems/migration
  • /social sciences/sociology/social problems/corruption
  • /social sciences/law
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development

Call for proposal

FP7-SEC-2007-1
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Funding Scheme

CP - Collaborative project (generic)

Coordinator

SHEFFIELD HALLAM UNIVERSITY
Address
Howard Street City Campus
S1 1WB Sheffield
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 556 000
Administrative Contact
Simeon Yates (Mr.)

Participants (12)

ATOS SPAIN SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 333 000
Address
Calle De Albarracin 25
28037 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pedro Soria-Rodriguez (Mr.)
FORENSIC PATHWAYS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 397 000
Address
Ninian Way Unit 3 Ninian Park
B77 5ES Tamworth
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Deborah Leary (Ms.)
EUROPEAN UNION AGENCY FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT COOPERATION (EUROPOL)
Netherlands
Address
Eisenhowerlaan 73
2517 KK Den Haag
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jean-Dominique Nollet (Mr.)
XLAB RAZVOJ PROGRAMSKE OPREME IN SVETOVANJE DOO
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 328 000
Address
Pot Za Brdom 100
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gregor Pipan (Mr.)
SESA - COMMERCE HANDELSGMBH

Participation ended

Austria
Address
Friedrich Schillerstrasse 87/1/3/6
2340 Modling
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Secondo Sensorio (Mr.)
MIP - CONSORZIO PER L'INNOVAZIONE NELLA GESTIONE DELLE IMPRESE E DELLA PUBBLICA AMMINISTRAZIONE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 221 000
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Paola Fantini (Dr.)
WEST MIDLANDS POLICE AND CRIME COMMISSIONER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 270 000
Address
West Midlands Police Headquarters, Lloyd House, Colmore Circus , Queensway
B4 6NQ Birmingham
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gary Herrington (Mr.)
ECOLE ROYALE MILITAIRE - KONINKLIJKE MILITAIRE SCHOOL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 80 000
Address
Avenue De La Renaissance 30
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marc Pirlot (Prof.)
AN GARDA SIOCHANA
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 80 000
Address
Garda Headquarters, Phoenix Park
D8 Dublin
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Fachtna Murphy (Mr.)
SAS SOFTWARE LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Henley Road Wittington House
SL7 2EB Marlow
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Dawn Yeo (Ms.)
MINISTERO DELL'INTERNO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 80 000
Address
Piazza Del Viminale 1
00184 Rome
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Francesco Giunta (Dr.)
North Yorkshire Police Authority
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 50 000
Address
Newby Wiske
DL7 9HA Northallerton
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Simon Nott