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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.
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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)

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PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS AUDITORES S.L.

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 576 054,21

VISION BOX - SOLUCOES DE VISAO POR COMPUTADOR SA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 2 552 437

LAUREA-AMMATTIKORKEAKOULU OY

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 858 940,80

ETICAS RESEARCH AND CONSULTING SL

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 647 853,74

CENTRE FOR IRISH AND EUROPEAN SECURITY LIMITED

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 77 203,27

DERMALOG IDENTIFICATION SYSTEMS GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 807 740,50

COGNITEC SYSTEMS GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 420 961,60

UNIVERSIDAD REY JUAN CARLOS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 666 522,88

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI MILANO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 640 761,59

SAFE ID SOLUTIONS GMBH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 374 061,50

MINISTERIO DEL INTERIOR

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 253 814,80

MINISTERIO DA ADMINISTRACAO INTERNA

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 115 923,60

Politsei- ja Piirivalveamet

Estonia

EU Contribution

€ 87 362,20

MINISTERUL AFACERILOR INTERNE

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 96 664,80

ATOS SPAIN SA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 1 932 744,18

INSPECTORATUL GENERAL AL POLITIEI DE FRONTIERA

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 13 020

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 312797

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2014

  • End date

    31 March 2018

Funded under:

FP7-SECURITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 17 962 279,15

  • EU contribution

    € 12 015 246,04

Coordinated by:

INDRA SISTEMAS SA

Spain