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Modelling the PRocesses leading to Organised crime and TerrOrist Networks

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.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITA CATTOLICA DEL SACRO CUORE

Address

Largo Agostino Gemelli 1
20123 Milano

Italy

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 227 693,75

Participants (19)

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THE HEBREW UNIVERSITY OF JERUSALEM

Israel

EU Contribution

€ 575 000

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 300 000

IBM RESEARCH GMBH

Switzerland

ITTI SP ZOO

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 114 500

CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 287 737,50

STICHTING VU

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 230 075

UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 115 311,25

THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 115 490

FRIEDRICH-ALEXANDER-UNIVERSITAET ERLANGEN NUERNBERG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 115 935

THE UNIVERSITY SYSTEM OF MARYLAND FOUNDATION, INC.

United States

EU Contribution

€ 114 881,50

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PALERMO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 114 937,50

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PAVIA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 242 250

YOURIS.COM

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 138 125

COMUNE DI PALERMO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 99 463,75

BROTTSFOREBYGGANDE RADET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 96 140

EUROPEAN CRIME PREVENTION NETWORK

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 6 600

EUROPEAN POLICE OFFICE EUROPOL

Netherlands

MINISTERO DELL'INTERNO

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 100 770

MINISTERIE VAN JUSTITIE EN VEILIGHEID

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 99 901,25

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 699824

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2016

  • End date

    30 September 2019

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.7.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 464 506,68

  • EU contribution

    € 4 094 811,50

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITA CATTOLICA DEL SACRO CUORE

Italy