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Comprehensive European Approach to the Protection of Civil Aviation

Objective

Security has become a major factor in civil/commercial aviation. In recent decades, the number of threats to aviation security has grown significantly, especially after 9/11. This has led to ever more security regulations as the threats evolve. Security procedures have become exceedingly complex and invasive to passenger privacy; the number of security measures as well as personnel and therefore costs are growing steadily.
At the same time passenger and cargo traffic are expected to double in the next 15 years. Already today, security is one of the main reasons for delayed take-off. It is clear that the current complex security system cannot be adapted to such a growth without a large rise in costs. It has already and will increasingly become a major market restraint.
Therefore, the proposed project COPRA aims to answer two questions:
• How does the threat situation in civil aviation evolve in the future, taking into account both existing and new technologies and their continuing development and proliferation?
• Which opportunities arise from the development and proliferation of new technologies and security procedures to overcome the current complex and expensive security situation and to enable sustainable growth for the future?
COPRA’s main objective is to answer both questions in a way that will constitute the optimal balance between security, privacy, public acceptability, mobility and costs, while providing ideas on how to increase flexibility and resilience of the whole aviation system against threats.
To that aim COPRA brings together a well balanced consortium of research organisations, industry and major air transport providers with a wide range of European stakeholders. End-users, technology providers, policy makers and think tanks will be involved in COPRA through the formation of expert groups. The involvement of these expert groups is essential to the success of COPRA’s objectives.

Call for proposal

FP7-SEC-2010-1
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Funding Scheme

CSA-SA - Support actions

Coordinator

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Germany
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 161 782
Administrative Contact
Maximilian Steiert (Mr.)

Participants (10)

EBS EUROPEAN BUSINESS SCHOOL GEMEINNUETZIGE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 78 120
Address
Rheingaustrasse 1
65375 Oestrich-winkel
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Torben Hecker (Mr.)
AIRBUS
France
EU contribution
€ 178 185
Address
2 Rond Point Emile Dewoitine
31700 Blagnac
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Vergnes Sylvie (Ms.)
EUROPEAN ORGANISATION FOR SECURITY
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 94 744
Address
Rue Montoyer 10
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jose Hugo Antonio Ganet Senoko (Mr.)
FRAPORT AG FRANKFURT AIRPORT SERVICES WORLDWIDE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 71 188
Address
Flughafen
60549 Frankfurt Am Main
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mark Zwirner (Mr.)
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 119 424
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gert-Jan Meijer (Mr.)
IDEMIA IDENTITY & SECURITY FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 74 098
Address
2, Place Samuel De Champlain
92400 Courbevoie
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sandra Canton (Ms.)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 83 888
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Dominique Sérafin (Mr.)
SMITHS HEIMANN GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 28 676
Address
Im Herzen 4
65205 Wiesbaden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Christian Andress (Mr.)
UNIVERZA V LJUBLJANI
Slovenia
EU contribution
€ 46 010
Address
Kongresni Trg 12
1000 Ljubljana
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Irena Brinar (Ms.)
KONINKLIJKE LUCHTVAART MAATSCHAPPIJNV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 50 267
Address
Amsterdamseweg 55
1182 GP Amstelveen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ben Swagerman (Mr.)