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ChildRescue - Collective Awareness Platform for Missing Children Investigation and Rescue

ChildRescue - Collective Awareness Platform for Missing Children Investigation and Rescue

Objective

More than 250,000 cases of missing children are annually reported in the EU. Through an innovative approach on the missing children investigation cycle, ChildRescue will be instrumental in leveraging the collective awareness, resourcefulness and action for a humanitarian cause: to expedite more rapid and effective resolution of missing children cases. The project will also take special care for supporting the identification missing unaccompanied refugee minors, which is an emerging issue nowadays.
ChildRescue will explore patterns of interaction and awareness during the missing children investigations, leveraging the untapped potential of open-social-linked data to augment the background information of missing children through multi-layer (personal, psychological, social and activity) profiling and predictive analytics, respecting and protecting privacy and personal data. ChildRescue will provide evidence-based insights for the network effect’s impact to the missing children response organizations and allow them make informed decisions for each case. Based on location-based mobile notifications that spread using an intelligent system, citizens close to points a missing child was last seen or where s/he is probable to be found become “social sensors” for the investigation, paying attention to people passing by, contributing and validating potential evidence.
ChildRescue will deliver a modular, open source solution to be adopted by different voluntary organizations, according to their needs and the readiness of their systems. The project’s results will be piloted in (a) missing children cases by the partners who are responsible for the Amber Alert and 116 000 hotline in those countries; and (b) missing unaccompanied minors cases supported by the Hellenic Red Cross, in complementarity with existing models of operation. Missing Children Europe and Red Cross will ensure visibility of the results across all relevant response and volunteer organizations in Europe.
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Coordinator

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA

Address

Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina

Greece

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 300 312,50

Participants (11)

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EUROPEAN FEDERATION FOR MISSING AND SEXUALLY EXPLOITED CHILDREN AISBL

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 160 000

TO HAMOGELO TOU PAIDIOU

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 201 250

FONDATION POUR ENFANTS DISPARUS ET SEXUELEMENT EXPLOITES

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 198 750

ELLINIKOS ERYTHROS STAVROS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 161 000

FRANKFURT UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 195 775

SINGULARLOGIC ROMANIA COMPUTER APPLICATIONS SRL

Romania

UBITECH LIMITED

Cyprus

EU Contribution

€ 233 625

MADE GROUP ASTIKI MI KERDOSKOPIKI ETAIREIA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 104 037,50

SUITE5 DATA INTELLIGENCE SOLUTIONS LIMITED

Ireland

SINGULARLOGIC ANONYMI ETAIREIA PLIROFORIAKON SYSTIMATON KAI EFARMOGON PLIROFORIKIS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 227 500

SUITE5 DATA INTELLIGENCE SOLUTIONS LIMITED

Cyprus

EU Contribution

€ 216 562,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 780938

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 January 2018

  • End date

    31 December 2020

Funded under:

H2020-EU.2.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 333 837,50

  • EU contribution

    € 1 998 812,50

Coordinated by:

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA

Greece