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Vital IntelliGence to Investigate ILlegAl DisiNformaTion

Objective

Identifying, tracking and investigating online disinformation and other problematic content is an extremely complex problem. Many (European) Police Authorities (PAs) do not have access to any specialised tools or technologies to help them combat disinformation. Some of the better equipped PAs are using unsuitable off-the-shelf products that were designed to enable commercial companies to monitor social media chatter about their brands and products or to track the success of advertising campaigns. Such products are not capable of dealing with the complexities of disinformation nor do they provide advanced analysis tools and technologies tailored to the PAs needs. The VIGILANT project solves this problem. It is an integrated platform of advanced disinformation identification and analysis tools and technologies employing state-of-the-art AI methods which were developed as part of several highly successful FP7 and H2020 projects. They will be tailored to PAs use cases and needs, following an ethical-by-design and user-centric approach. In addition, social and behavioural aspects are also taken into account when designing tools and presenting results. VIGILANT covers disinformation from all major sources (e.g. major social media platforms, fake news websites), in all modalities (text, image, video) and in multiple languages. It is also suitable for investigating hate speech, violent nationalist or separatist movements, radicalisation, extremist groups, incels, loan wolfs, and other counter terrorism threats. The project also provides innovative solutions to leverage the knowledge and experience of other stakeholder organisations and (social) media companies. Finally, the project includes training for PAs in the use of VIGILANT and in conducting disinformation investigations as part of a long term sustainable training network. The interdisciplinary consortium includes expertise from social sciences and humanities, ethics, computer science commercial and five European PAs.

Coordinator

THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD, OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN
Net EU contribution
€ 505 377,14
Address
College Green Trinity College
D02 CX56 Dublin 2
Ireland

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Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00

Participants (16)

ATOS IT SOLUTIONS AND SERVICES IBERIA SL
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 132 562,50
Address
Ronda De Europa 5
28760 Tres Cantos Madrid

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Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 56 812,50
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.

ATOS SPAIN SA
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 126 350,00
Address
Calle De Albarracin 25
28037 Madrid

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Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 54 150,00
GLOBSEC
Slovakia
Net EU contribution
€ 272 226,00
Address
Kuzmanyho 3
974 01 Banska Bystrica

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Slovensko Stredné Slovensko Banskobystrický kraj
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,25
SIRMA AI EAD
Bulgaria
Net EU contribution
€ 301 000,00
Address
135 Tsarigradsko Shose Blvd
1784 Sofia

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Югозападна и Южна централна България Югозападен София (столица)
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 129 000,00
NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
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€ 311 750,00
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag

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West-Nederland Zuid-Holland Agglomeratie ’s-Gravenhage
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Research Organisations
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€ 0,00
ALBERT-LUDWIGS-UNIVERSITAET FREIBURG
Germany
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€ 264 771,95
Address
Fahnenbergplatz
79098 Freiburg

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Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart Stuttgart, Stadtkreis
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
KEMPELENOV INSTITUT INTELIGENTNYCHTECHNOLOGII
Slovakia
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€ 305 500,00
Address
Mlynske Nivy Ii.18890/5
821 09 Bratislava

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Slovensko Bratislavský kraj Bratislavský kraj
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Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 0,00
USTAV TEORIE INFORMACE A AUTOMATIZACE AV CR VVI
Czechia
Net EU contribution
€ 152 581,00
Address
Pod Vodarenskou Vezi 4 Liben
182 00 Praha 8

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Praha Hlavní město Praha
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Research Organisations
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€ 0,25
KENTRO MELETON ASFALEIAS
Greece
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€ 78 125,00
Address
P Kanellopoulou 4 St
10177 Athina

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Κεντρικός Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
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Research Organisations
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€ 0,00
DEUTSCHE HOCHSCHULE DER POLIZEI
Germany
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€ 201 031,25
Address
Zum Roten Berge 18-24
48165 Muenster

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Nordrhein-Westfalen Münster Münster, Kreisfreie Stadt
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00
GERULATA TECHNOLOGIES JSA
Slovakia
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€ 253 312,50
Address
Stare Grunty 18
841 04 Bratislava

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SME

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

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Slovensko Bratislavský kraj Bratislavský kraj
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 108 562,50
INSPECTORATUL GENERAL AL POLITIEI
Moldova
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€ 20 125,00
Address
Strada Tiraspol 11/1
2001 Chisinau

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Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
Departament d'Interior - Generalitat de Catalunya
Spain
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€ 54 902,50
Address
Carrer Diputació 355
08009 Barcelona

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Este Cataluña Barcelona
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Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
Politsei- ja Piirivalveamet
Estonia
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€ 39 250,00
Address
Pärnu Mnt 139
15060 Tallinn

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Eesti Eesti Põhja-Eesti
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€ 0,00
HELLENIC POLICE
Greece
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€ 40 000,00
Address
4 Kanellopoulou Avenue
101 77 Athens

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Κεντρικός Τομέας Αθηνών Aττική Αττική
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Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Other funding
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Ireland
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€ 317 739,66
Address
Belfield
4 Dublin

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Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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€ 0,00

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THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
United Kingdom
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€ 0,00
Address
Firth Court Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield

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Yorkshire and the Humber South Yorkshire Sheffield
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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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No data
Police Service of Northern Ireland
United Kingdom
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€ 0,00
Address
Knock Road 65
BT5 6LE Belfast

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Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Belfast
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Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
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