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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.

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2017-1
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Funding Scheme

IA - Innovation action

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)

EUROPEAN FEDERATION FOR MISSING AND SEXUALLY EXPLOITED CHILDREN AISBL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 160 000
Address
Rue De L Industrie 10
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
TO HAMOGELO TOU PAIDIOU
Greece
EU contribution
€ 201 250
Address
Spirou Loui 1
15124 Maroussi Attiki
Activity type
Other
FONDATION POUR ENFANTS DISPARUS ET SEXUELEMENT EXPLOITES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 198 750
Address
Avenue Houba De Strooper 292
1020 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
ELLINIKOS ERYTHROS STAVROS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 161 000
Address
Lykavittou 1
106 72 Athina
Activity type
Other
FRANKFURT UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES
Germany
EU contribution
€ 195 775
Address
Nibelungenplatz 1
60318 Frankfurt Am Main
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SINGULARLOGIC ROMANIA COMPUTER APPLICATIONS SRL

Participation ended

Romania
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Str Muntii Tatra 4-10 Et.3
011078 Bucuresti
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UBITECH LIMITED
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 233 625
Address
26 Nikou & Despinas Pattchi
3071 Limassol
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MADE GROUP ASTIKI MI KERDOSKOPIKI ETAIREIA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 104 037,50
Address
Skoufa 56
10672 Athens
Activity type
Other
SUITE5 DATA INTELLIGENCE SOLUTIONS LIMITED

Participation ended

Ireland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Library Square, Main Street
D24 Rathcoole
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SINGULARLOGIC ANONYMI ETAIREIA PLIROFORIAKON SYSTIMATON KAI EFARMOGONPLIROFORIKIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 227 500
Address
Achaias 3 & Troizinias
14564 Nea Kifisia
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SUITE5 DATA INTELLIGENCE SOLUTIONS LIMITED
Cyprus
EU contribution
€ 216 562,50
Address
Alexandreias 2, Bridge Tower, Flat/office 101
3013 Limassol
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)