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SHOTPROS: A HUMAN FACTORS BASED (VR) TRAINING FRAMEWORK FOR DECISION-MAKING AND ACTING CAPABILITIES UNDER STRESS AND IN HIGH-RISK SITUATIONS FOR EUROPEAN LEAS

SHOTPROS: A HUMAN FACTORS BASED (VR) TRAINING FRAMEWORK FOR DECISION-MAKING AND ACTING CAPABILITIES UNDER STRESS AND IN HIGH-RISK SITUATIONS FOR EUROPEAN LEAS

Objective

The number of incidents where police officers are first responders in critical situations with severe threat circumstances has drastically increased. A major challenge for these first responding officers is to properly evaluate the situation and decide how to further proceed and to assess and choose the most appropriate strategy. The appropriateness of this decision is highly critical as it has a strong impact on the potential success of the operation as well as on the potential impacts, scene environment (e.g. witnesses, involved civilians, etc.) and consequences.
So the SHOTPROS project aims to investigate the influence of psychological and contextual human factors (HFs) on the behaviour of decision-making and acting (DMA) of police officers under stress and in high-risk operational situations in order to design better training for police officers to improve DMA Performance. SHOTPROS will develop a Virtual Reality (VR) solution to experimentally assess the degree to which these factors influence DMA behaviour. Subsequently the project will develop a HF-rooted training curriculum and a corresponding VR training solution to provide a comprehensive framework for practical training for decision-making and acting under stress and in high-risk (DMA-SR) situations in order to improve performance.The training will increase DMA-SR performance which will lead to better and more correct decisions (from several perspectives, e.g. law, ethic, etc.), to keep the guidance in threatened situations, to minimise use of force occurrences, and accordingly, to maximise the avoidance of casualties and collateral damage, such as panic and cascading or escalating effects.
SHOTPROS involves 6 law enforcement agencies (LEA) as it sees the capabilities of effective, efficient and “correct” DMA-SR of police forces as an utmost important part of a European Security Model and a high need for the daily combat against crime, terrorism, CBRNe threats and radicalisms.

Coordinator

USECON THE USABILITY CONSULTANTS GMBH

Address

Gaisbergstrasse 34
5310 Tiefgraben-Mondsee

Austria

Activity type

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

EU Contribution

€ 837 250

Participants (12)

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AIT AUSTRIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GMBH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 605 718,75

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 557 875

STICHTING VU

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 484 250

AUTONOOM PROVINCIEBEDRIJF CAMPUS VESTA

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 326 750

RE-LION GROUP B.V.

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 759 375

MINISTERUL AFACERILOR INTERNE

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 114 375

POLISMYNDIGHETEN SWEDISH POLICE AUTHORITY

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 247 500

DER POLIZEIPRASIDENT IN BERLIN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 247 500

RUPRECHT-KARLS-UNIVERSITAET HEIDELBERG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 133 000

THE NATIONAL POLICE OF THE NETHERLANDS

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 247 500

SERVICE PUBLIC FEDERAL INTERIEUR

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 247 500

LANDESAMT FUR AUSBILDUNG, FORTBILDUNG UND PERSONALANGELEGENHEITEN DER POLIZEI

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 251 250

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 833672

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 May 2019

  • End date

    30 April 2022

Funded under:

H2020-EU.3.7.1.

H2020-EU.3.7.8.

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 059 843,75

  • EU contribution

    € 5 059 843,75

Coordinated by:

USECON THE USABILITY CONSULTANTS GMBH

Austria