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ABC GATES FOR EUROPE

Objective

During the last years, many ABC Gates have been deployed in the main European airports, most of them as pilot projects intended to test their capability to improve the border crossing processes in aspects such as speed, security, automation, false rejection reduction, etc.
Experience gained from these pilots has been periodically assessed within the Frontex ABC Workshops, where the need for a harmonised approach has been specifically addressed as one of the most urgent issues to be solved. In particular, harmonisation would be required in areas as e-passports management, biometrics, gate design, human interface, processes, PKD certificate exchange, signalling and interoperability.
On the other hand, EU Smart Border Initiative adds a new approach to be considered in ABC development: The inclusion of a RTP system for Third Country Nationals and an Entry Exit System.
ABC4EU will identify the requirements for an integrated, interoperable and citizen’s rights respectful ABC system at EU level, taking account of the experience gained from the previous pilots, projects and the future needs derived from the Smart Border and other EU and national initiatives and paying very special attention to citizen rights, privacy and other related ethical aspects.
ABC4EU will focus in the need for harmonisation in the design and operational features of ABC Gates, considering specially the full exploitation of the EU second generation passports and other accepted travel documents. In addition, RTP and EES will be specifically tested in the project to assess their feasibility and an EU level border management C4I concept will be developed for end user assessment.

ABC4EU intends to carry out a 2 steps system validation: Upgraded ABC systems in several MS covering all types of borders (airports, harbours and land borders) will be integrated with RTP and EES prototypes. Lessons learnt from this first step will be applied for a second and final testing.

Call for proposal

FP7-SEC-2012-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

INDRA SISTEMAS SA
Address
Avenida De Bruselas 35
28108 Alcobendas Madrid
Spain
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 1 893 179,37
Administrative Contact
Daniel Cuesta Cantarero (Mr.)

Participants (16)

PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS AUDITORES S.L.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 576 054,21
Address
Paseo De La Castellana 43
28046 Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ricardo Peña Palomar (Mr.)
VISION BOX - SOLUCOES DE VISAO PORCOMPUTADOR SA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 2 552 437
Address
Rua Casal Do Canas 2 Zona Industrial De Alfragide
2700 294 Carnaxide
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Joao Sena (Mr.)
LAUREA-AMMATTIKORKEAKOULU OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 858 940,80
Address
Ratatie 22
01300 Vantaa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jaakko Tyni (Mr.)
ETICAS RESEARCH AND CONSULTING SL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 647 853,74
Address
Calle Ferlandina 49
08001 Barcelona
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Javier Warleta (Mr.)
CENTRE FOR IRISH AND EUROPEAN SECURITY LIMITED

Participation ended

Ireland
EU contribution
€ 77 203,27
Address
Clanwilliam Terrace 3
2 Dublin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sadhbh Mccarthy (Ms.)
DERMALOG IDENTIFICATION SYSTEMS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 807 740,50
Address
Mittelweg 120
20148 Hamburg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Susann Tamschick (Ms.)
COGNITEC SYSTEMS GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 420 961,60
Address
Grossenhainer Strasse 101
01127 Dresden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andreas Jeglinsky (Mr.)
UNIVERSIDAD REY JUAN CARLOS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 666 522,88
Address
Calle Tulipan
28933 Mostoles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Marian Rodríguez Tato (Ms.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 640 761,59
Address
Via Festa Del Perdono 7
20122 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Stefano Giudici (Mr.)
SAFE ID SOLUTIONS GMBH

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 374 061,50
Address
Inselkammerstrasse 8
82008 Unterhaching
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Uwe Koblitz (Mr.)
MINISTERIO DEL INTERIOR
Spain
EU contribution
€ 253 814,80
Address
Calle Amador De Los Rios 7
28071 Madrid
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
José Francisco López (Mr.)
MINISTERIO DA ADMINISTRACAO INTERNA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 115 923,60
Address
Rua Capelo 11
1249-110 Lisboa
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Maria De Fátima Almeida (Mrs.)
Politsei- ja Piirivalveamet
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 87 362,20
Address
Pärnu Mnt 139
15060 Tallinn
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Mati Voogla (Mr.)
MINISTERUL AFACERILOR INTERNE
Romania
EU contribution
€ 96 664,80
Address
Piata Revolutiei Nr.1 A, Sect. 1
Bucuresti
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Razvan Jiga (Mr.)
ATOS SPAIN SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 1 932 744,18
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.)
INSPECTORATUL GENERAL AL POLITIEI DE FRONTIERA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 13 020
Address
Bulevardul Geniului 42C
060117 Bucuresti
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Angelica Dorobantu