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Understand the Dimensions of Organised Crime and Terrorist Networks for Developing Effective and Efficient Security Solutions for First-line-practitioners and Professionals

Objective

Organized Crime and Terrorist Networks (OC/TN) are a major challenge for the European Union and many different stakeholder groups are involved in creating awareness, preventing, identifying and intervene in case of risk or threat. But in order to develop better strategies and instruments, we still need a deeper understanding of these phenomena.

TAKEDOWN therefore aims at generating such novel insights on OC/TN. In order to meet this challenge and to investigate this complex field of research a multidimensional modelling approach is used. The resulting, proprietary TAKEDOWN Model describes social, psychological, economic aspects as well as further dimensions, activities and response approaches. A comprehensive empirical research combined with European and international expert knowledge ensures a valid and intuitive model.

The TAKEDOWN Open Information Hub targets first-line-practitioners and provides modular solutions and inductive materials. The public web platform helps individuals to navigate to the right third party reporting and help lines including an innovative crowd reporting application to report digital OC/TN cases.

The TAKEDOWN OC/TN Professional Solution Platform consists of various modules for law enforcement and homeland security departments. Designed with a flexible Platform as a Service (PaaS) architecture it combines knowledge materials and digital security solutions. Via the TAKEDOWN Security Dashboard information streams of native and third party applications are combined in an identification and issue management cockpit. The TAKEDOWN Professional Advisor supports experts on the selection of relevant approaches and security solutions to tackle OC/TN.

With this multi-level approach, TAKEDOWN will force a better understanding of OC/TN, develop modern approaches and solutions, and will finally lead to a more efficient and effective response on OC/TN and strengthen social cohesion at pan-European level.

Call for proposal

H2020-FCT-2015
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

SYNYO GmbH
Address
Otto-bauer-gasse 5/14
1060 Wien
Austria
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 695 375

Participants (19)

FUNDACION EUROARABE DE ALTOS ESTUDIOS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 85 937,50
Address
Calle San Jeronimo 27
18001 Granada
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 102 000
Address
Calle Campus Universitario Sn Cerdanyola V
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MIDDLESEX UNIVERSITY HIGHER EDUCATION CORPORATION
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 257 500
Address
The Burroughs, Hendon .
NW4 4BT London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 274 937,50
Address
Woodhouse Lane
LS2 9JT Leeds
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCHE HOCHSCHULE ZUERICH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Raemistrasse 101
8092 Zuerich
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNION - ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Israel
EU contribution
€ 104 875
Address
Senate Building Technion City
32000 Haifa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CESKE VYSOKE UCENI TECHNICKE V PRAZE
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 253 250
Address
Jugoslavskych Partyzanu 1580/3
160 00 Praha
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT DARMSTADT
Germany
EU contribution
€ 331 875
Address
Karolinenplatz 5
64289 Darmstadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AGENFOR ITALIA ASSOCIAZIONE

Participation ended

Italy
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Piazza Tre Martiri 43 A
47900 Rimini
Activity type
Other
CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF DEMOCRACY
Bulgaria
EU contribution
€ 117 437,50
Address
Alexander Zhendov Street 5
1113 Sofia
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUTUL ROMAN PENTRU ACTIUNE, INSTRUIRE SI CERCETARE IN DOMENIUL PACII - PEACE ACTION, TRAINING & RESEARCH INST OF ROMANIA
Romania
EU contribution
€ 130 000
Address
Str Ion Ghica 30
400306 Cluj Napoca
Activity type
Other
VYSOKA SKOLA BEZPECNOSTNEHO MANAZERSTVA V KOSICIACH NEZISKOVA ORGANIZACIA
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 53 750
Address
Kukucinova 17
040 01 Kosice Juh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
LEUVEN SECURITY EXCELLENCE CONSORTIUM L-SEC VZW
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 188 750
Address
Kasteelpark Arenberg 10
3001 Leuven
Activity type
Other
AGENTUR FUR EUROPAISCHE INTEGRATION UND WIRTSCHAFTLICHE ENTWICKLUNG VEREIN

Participation ended

Austria
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Johannesgasse 5
1010 Wien
Activity type
Other
AYUNTAMIENTO DE VALENCIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 103 750
Address
Plaza Ayuntamiento 1
46002 Valencia
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
WYZSZA SZKOLA POLICJI W SZCZYTNIE
Poland
EU contribution
€ 60 000
Address
Marsazlka J. Pilsudskiego 111
12-100 Szczytno
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CLOUD SECURITY ALLIANCE (EUROPE) LBG
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 135 250
Address
Melville Street 34
EH3 7A Edinburgh
Activity type
Other
FONDAZIONE AGENFOR INTERNATIONAL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 134 687,50
Address
Viale Col Di Lana 6
20136 Milano
Activity type
Other
AEI - AGENTUR FUR EUROPAISCHE INTEGRATION UND WIRTSCHAFTLICHE ENTWICKLUNG GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 117 000
Address
Braunerstrasse 11A
1010 Wien
Activity type
Other