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Technology, training and knowledge for Early-Warning / Early-Action led policing in fighting Organised Crime and Terrorism

Technology, training and knowledge for Early-Warning / Early-Action led policing in fighting Organised Crime and Terrorism

Objective

"The COPKIT project addresses the problem of analysing, preventing, investigating and mitigating the use of new information and communication technologies by organised crime and terrorist groups. This question is a key challenge for policy-makers and LEAs due to the complexity of the phenomenon, the quantity of factors and actors involved, and the great set of criminal and terrorist technological activities in support of OC and terrorist actions. It is a clear VUCA world effect (volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity).
EUROPOL who is involved in COPKIT as head of its Advisory Board, in this year’s SOCTA 2017 report ""Crime in the Age of Technology"" states that ""This is now, perhaps, the greatest challenge facing LEAs around the world"".
COPKIT proposes an intelligence-led Early Warning (EW) / Early Action (EA) system, directly related to the methodological approach used by EUROPOL in SOCTA. “Intelligence-led policing” offers a framework to guide operations, prioritizing needs and optimizing resources. EW explain how crimes are evolving, identifying ""weak signals"", warnings, new trends, and being a basis for assisting decision makers, both strategic and operational levels, in order to develop EA (preparedness, mitigation, prevention and other security policies).
Our project, with 17 European organizations from 13 countries participating (9 of them LEAs from 8 countries, one of them leader of EMPACT firearms) and with EUROPOL leading support, aims to create such a technological intelligence and knowledge ecosystem for LEAs, to fight OCT.
COPKIT will comprise several phases: (1) developing and applying a EW/EA system and applying it to use-cases, (2) developing a toolkit for knowledge production and exploitation, tested by LEAs in their premises, (3) ensuring respects to EU legal and ethical principles, (4) developing innovative curricula for all aspects of the EW/EA methodology and eco-system to facilitate the uptake by LEAs."

Coordinator

INGENIERIA DE SISTEMAS PARA LA DEFENSA DE ESPANA SA-SME MP

Address

Calle Beatriz De Bobadilla 3
28040 Madrid

Spain

Activity type

Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)

EU Contribution

€ 759 325

Participants (16)

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THALES NEDERLAND BV

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 1 015 268,75

IBM IRELAND LIMITED

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 364 250

TRILATERAL RESEARCH LTD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 235 187,50

LEGIND TECHNOLOGIES AS

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 379 275

UNIVERSIDAD DE GRANADA

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 365 750

KENTRO MELETON ASFALEIAS

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 223 062,50

PRAVO I INTERNET FOUNDATION

Bulgaria

EU Contribution

€ 144 000

AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 353 492,50

MINISTERIO DEL INTERIOR

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 254 375

HOCHSCHULE FUR DEN OFFENTLICHEN DIENST IN BAYERN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 181 925

Inspectoratul General al Politiei Romane

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 68 000

GLAVNA DIREKTSIA BORBA S ORGANIZIRANATA PRESTUPNOST

Bulgaria

EU Contribution

€ 78 000

IEKSLIETU MINISTRIJAS VALSTS POLICIJA STATE POLICE OF THE MINISTRY OF INTERIOR

Latvia

EU Contribution

€ 82 250

MINISTERE DE L'INTERIEUR

France

EU Contribution

€ 272 750

POLICE FEDERALE BELGE

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 163 375

VIENNA CENTRE FOR SOCIETAL SECURITY - VICESSE, WIENER ZENTRUM FUR SOZIALWISSENSCHAFTLICHE SICHERHEITSFORSCHUNG

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 46 687,50

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 786687

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 June 2018

  • End date

    31 May 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.7.6.

H2020-EU.3.7.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 4 986 973,75

  • EU contribution

    € 4 986 973,75

Coordinated by:

INGENIERIA DE SISTEMAS PARA LA DEFENSA DE ESPANA SA-SME MP

Spain