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Research, Intelligence and Technology for Heritage and Market Security

Objective

RITHMS project intends to boost the operational capacity of Police and Customs/Border Authorities in addressing the increasingly organised and poly-criminal nature of trafficking in cultural goods through research, technological innovation, outreach and training.
Illicit trade in cultural heritage has progressed from a local phenomenon limited to the initiative of a few individuals to a highly remunerative source of income for criminal organisations and terrorist groups that have taken advantage of the opportunities offered by the web and social media to further expand an already flourishing market. Against this background, RITHMS proposes an interdisciplinary approach made necessary by the transnational character of this crime and its links to other criminal networks. The project will define a replicable strategy to counter the challenges in addressing the illicit trafficking of stolen/looted cultural goods and to investigate the mechanisms underpinning it, including its connection with organised crime. RITHMS will foster cross-cutting research bringing together all the domains relevant to expand the understanding of this type of crime (art market, criminology, law studies, forensic science, etc.). Inputs from these disciplines will inform the theoretical framework underlying an interoperable AI-based Platform able to identify criminal organised networks and to provide investigators with valuable intelligence on the activities and evolution of such networks. The Platform will be leveraging the methods of Social Network Analysis (SNA), a methodology that gives a way to better understand human behaviour through people's relations and interactions. Including four Police authorities, two Border Agencies, one Police School, SMEs, and researchers from SSH and ICT, RITHMS Consortium is well positioned to offer solutions to counteract more effectively organisations involved in illicit activities against cultural heritage.

Coordinator

FONDAZIONE ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI TECNOLOGIA
Net EU contribution
€ 899 042,50
Address
Via Morego 30
16163 Genova
Italy

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Region
Nord-Ovest Liguria Genova
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00

Participants (18)

Third-party

Legal entity other than a subcontractor which is affiliated or legally linked to a participant. The entity carries out work under the conditions laid down in the Grant Agreement, supplies goods or provides services for the action, but did not sign the Grant Agreement. A third party abides by the rules applicable to its related participant under the Grant Agreement with regard to eligibility of costs and control of expenditure.

ART CRIME PROJECT APS
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 60 000,00
Address
Via Moretto 26
73018 Squinzano

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Region
Sud Puglia Lecce
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
STAG SRL
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 362 500,00
Address
Via Giacomo Zanella 166
36010 Monticello Conte Otto Vi

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Nord-Est Veneto Vicenza
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 501 748,75
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo

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Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
FONDATSIYA EVROPREYSKI SOFTUEREN INSTITUT - TSENTAR IZTOCHNA EVROPA
Bulgaria
Net EU contribution
€ 408 437,50
Address
111g Tsarigradsko Shose Bulevard Sofia Tech Park
1784 Sofia

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Югозападна и Южна централна България Югозападен София (столица)
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
RINIGARD DOO
Croatia
Net EU contribution
€ 262 625,00
Address
Radnicka Cesta 1 A
10000 Zagreb

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Hrvatska Grad Zagreb Grad Zagreb
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
HOUSTON ANALYTICS OY
Finland
Net EU contribution
€ 151 562,50
Address
Tammasaarenkatu 1
00180 Helsinki

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Manner-Suomi Helsinki-Uusimaa Helsinki-Uusimaa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
BEIA CONSULT INTERNATIONAL SRL
Romania
Net EU contribution
€ 210 875,00
Address
Street Poiana Narciselor 12 1st Floor Apartment 3 Sector 1
010158 Bucuresti

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Macroregiunea Trei Bucureşti-Ilfov Bucureşti
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
EUROPEAN UNION SATELLITE CENTRE
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 203 882,50
Address
Avenida De Cadiz Ed 457-base Aerea De Torrejon
28850 Torrejon De Ardoz

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSIDADE DA CORUNA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 348 612,50
Address
Calle De La Maestranza 9
15001 La Coruna

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Region
Galicia A Coruña
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
EUROPEAN ELECTRONIC MESSAGING ASSOCIATION AISBL
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 445 125,00
Address
Rue Washington 40
1050 Bruxelles

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
HOCHSCHULE FUR DEN OFFENTLICHEN DIENST IN BAYERN
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 347 750,00
Address
Wagmullerstrasse 20
80539 Munchen

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Region
Bayern Oberbayern München, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Other funding
€ 0,00
EUROPEAN INSTITUTE FOUNDATION
Bulgaria
Net EU contribution
€ 138 000,00
Address
G S Rakovski Street 101 Sredetz District
1000 Sofia

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Region
Югозападна и Южна централна България Югозападен София (столица)
Activity type
Other
Other funding
€ 0,00
MINISTERO DELLA DIFESA
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 112 500,00
Address
Via Xx Settembre 8
00187 Rome

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Region
Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
MINISTERIO DEL INTERIOR
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 113 125,00
Address
Calle Amador De Los Rios 7
28071 Madrid

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Region
Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
Netherlands Police
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 198 123,75
Address
Nieuwe Uitleg 1
2595 CC The Hague

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Region
West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Agglomeratie ’s-Gravenhage
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
GLAVNA DIREKTSIA GRANICHNA POLITSIA
Bulgaria
Net EU contribution
€ 112 500,00
Address
Knyaginya Maria Louisa 46
1202 Sofia

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Region
Югозападна и Южна централна България Югозападен София (столица)
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
INSPECTORATUL GENERAL AL POLITIEI
Moldova
Net EU contribution
€ 60 937,50
Address
Strada Tiraspol 11/1
2001 Chisinau

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Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
GRANICNA POLICIJA BOSNE I HERCEGOVINE
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Net EU contribution
€ 59 625,00
Address
Reufa Muhica 2a
71000 Sarajevo

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Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00

Partners (1)

CONCEPTIVITY SARL
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Avenue De Mategnin 77
1217 Meyrin 1

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SME

The organization defined itself as SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) at the time the Grant Agreement was signed.

Yes
Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Région lémanique Genève
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00