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Modelling the PRocesses leading to Organised crime and TerrOrist Networks

Objective

PROTON aims at improving existing knowledge on the processes of recruitment to organised crime and terrorist networks (OCTN) through an innovative integration between social and computational sciences. Moving beyond the state of the art, this integration will support evidence-based policies at the international, national and local level.
To achieve its aim, PROTON will complete three specific objectives:
1. Investigate the social, psychological and economic factors leading to OCTN (WP1 and 2), including their connection with cybercrime and the cyberspace (WP3). The factors will be transformed into input (WP4) for PROTON’s final outputs, PROTON-S and PROTON Wizard (WP5), designed for helping policy makers to act more effectively against OCTN.
2. Develop PROTON-S, agent-based modelling (ABM) simulations of the effects of different societal and environmental changes on OCTN. PROTON-S will generate virtual societies in a computer laboratory, enabling to test the impact of different scenarios on the evolution of, and particularly individuals’ recruitment to, OCTN.
3. Develop PROTON Wizard, a user-friendly software tool embedding the results of the ABM simulations.
PROTON’s impact will improve the quality of prevention policies on OCTN, providing at the same time significant innovations in the social, technological and computational sciences. PROTON-S, based on simulations, will bear no ethical and societal risks, and will create a breakthrough in the understanding of OCTN, enabling better policies and stimulating further innovation. PROTON Wizard will provide the first support tool for policy makers at the international, national and local level, giving easy access to the most advanced scientific research. The participation of different policy makers and potential end-users throughout the whole project will make sure that the final results specifically meet their needs and expectations.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/computational science

Call for proposal

H2020-FCT-2015
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA CATTOLICA DEL SACRO CUORE
Address
Largo Gemelli 1
20123 Milano
Italy
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 227 693,75

Participants (19)

THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM
Israel
EU contribution
€ 575 000
Address
Edmond J Safra Campus Givat Ram
91904 Jerusalem
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 300 000
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
IBM RESEARCH GMBH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Saeumerstrasse 4
8803 Rueschlikon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ITTI SP ZOO
Poland
EU contribution
€ 114 500
Address
Rubiez 46
61 612 Poznan
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 287 737,50
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
STICHTING VU
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 230 075
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 115 311,25
Address
Gran Via De Les Corts Catalanes 585
08007 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARSOF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 115 490
Address
Trinity Lane The Old Schools
CB2 1TN Cambridge
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FRIEDRICH-ALEXANDER-UNIVERSITAET ERLANGEN-NUERNBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 115 935
Address
Schlossplatz 4
91054 Erlangen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF MARYLAND FOUNDATION, INC.
United States
EU contribution
€ 114 881,50
Address
Metzerott Road 3300
20783 Adelphi
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PALERMO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 114 937,50
Address
Piazza Marina 61
90133 Palermo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PAVIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 242 250
Address
Strada Nuova 65
27100 Pavia
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
YOURIS.COM
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 138 125
Address
Dreve Du Pressoir 38
1190 Brussels
Activity type
Other
COMUNE DI PALERMO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 99 463,75
Address
Palazzo Delle Aquile Piazza Pretoria
90133 Palermo
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
BROTTSFOREBYGGANDE RADET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 96 140
Address
Tegnergatan 23
11193 Stockholm
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EUROPEAN CRIME PREVENTION NETWORK
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 6 600
Address
Waterloolaan 76
1000 Brussels
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
EUROPEAN UNION AGENCY FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT COOPERATION (EUROPOL)
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Eisenhowerlaan 73
2517 KK Den Haag
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
MINISTERO DELL'INTERNO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 100 770
Address
Piazza Del Viminale 1
00184 Rome
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
MINISTERIE VAN JUSTITIE EN VEILIGHEID
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 99 901,25
Address
Turfmarkt 147, 2511 Dp The Hague
2500BZ The Hague
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)