Active DISSS projects
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Secu4All aims to empower local and regional authorities with theoretical knowledge and practical tools to ensure the security of public spaces and the protection of soft targets (i.e. sports venues, shopping centres, schools,…) against potential threats. Specific training programs will be developed in the following four areas: vulnerability assessment, crisis communication, innovative technologies & urban planning.
Employees, often labor migrants, can be extra vulnerable to several types of abuse. Labor exploitation is more than the occasion bad employer not having their affairs in order or a one time labor legislation violation. Employees are forcefully and on purpose being intimidated (sometimes by the use of violence) to work in extreme conditions. Working more hours than legally allowed, in dangerous circumstances, without getting paid, with fines that exceed the amount of salary they receive, is happening more often than we can see. The large dark number of these types of violations is difficult to unfold. In short, working under these dehumanizing circumstances, in which the exploitant gains financial advantage, is a common and growing problem. These risks for employees are not sector-specific, but can arise in all types of branches and areas. SENTINEL is a registration system that helps to map and visualize this dark number.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Internal Security Fund- Police under Grant Agreement nº101034230.
Veilig Verkeer Nederland
Veilig Verkeer Nederland (VVN) is a Dutch association focusing on road safety at a local, regional and national level. With the Netherlands having one of the best road safety records in Europe, VVN aims to further contribute to safe streets for each road user, including children playing on their neighbourhood streets, the elderly on their grocery run, as well as other pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists.
Former (DITSS) projects
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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation program under Grant Agreement n°787061.
The PRoTECT project aims to strengthen local authorities’ capabilities in Public Protection by putting in place an overarching concept where tools, technology, training and field demonstrations will lead to situational awareness and improve direct responses to secure public places pre, in, and after a terrorist threat. This cross sectoral project is an initiative of the Core group of the European Network of Law Enforcement Technology Services (ENLETS).
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation program under Grant Agreement nº 815356.
The Internet and online ecosystems provide global connection and many opportunities for growth and innovative solutions to flourish. However, unfortunately, there are also opportunities for criminals to exploit the systems – and they are. Cybercrime, in its various forms, is an expanding problem and poses growing challenges for law enforcement.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 - the Framework Programme for Coordination and Support Action (2014-2020) under grant agreement No. 101021669.
The Quick Response for Operational Centers (QROC) project shares needs and best practices and increases the foresight regarding (the uptake of) new innovative technologies for operational centers to improve the public protection. To that aim, the QROC project will build a communication capability between the Law Enforcement National Operational Centers (NOC) to share quickly and secure operational data across borders regarding terrorist threats to protect the public. This project is an initiative of the Core group of the European Network of Law Enforcement Technology Services (ENLETS).
Handling data flows
Education and training
This project has received funding from the Internal Security Fund - Police under grant agreement n° 861716.
STARLIGHT aims to create a community that brings together LEAs, researchers, industry and practitioners in the security ecosystem under a coordinated and strategic effort to bring AI into operational practices.
Improve the widespread understanding of AI across LEAs to reinforce their investigative and cybersecurity operations and the need to uphold legal, ethical and societal values.
Provide opportunities to LEAs to exploit AI tools and solutions in their operational work that are trustworthy, transparent and human-centric.
Ensure that LEAs can protect their own AI systems through privacy- and security-by-design approaches, better cybersecurity tools and knowledge.
Raise LEAs’ expertise and capacity to combat the misuse of AI-supported crime and terrorism.
Boost AI for LEAs in Europe delivering long-term sustainability through an AI hub that supports a strong security industry and enhances LEA strategic autonomy in AI.
TRILLION proposes an innovative socio-technical platform to foster effective collaboration between citizens and law-enforcement agencies.
To achieve this, TRILLION provides multiple channels for incident discovery, prediction, reporting and interaction. Citizens will have the choice of using existing social networks or directly reporting incidents via native mobile applications.
Through such reporting via the TRILLION platform, law-enforcement agencies will be able to detect incidents more efficiently, with information collected used to detect and respond to unfolding security situations in real time. To do this, the platform will employ a wide range of geo-location technologies, including those that enhance incident reporting in confined spaces, such as shopping malls, cinema complexes, event areas and stadiums. In order to ensure that the information collected is complete, whilst still respecting privacy and other national and EU regulations, TRILLION will conduct advanced data mining and use classification techniques to highlight the relevance of information to law-enforcement agencies, whilst a comprehensive security framework will ensure the privacy and integrity of user data.
To increase awareness and foster uptake of the platform, TRILLION will use two Serious Game applications. One will focus on facilitating the training of law-enforcement agencies in its use. The other will seek to increase awareness amongst citizens of how they can contribute to improved urban security through the platform.
Throughout its development, a select group of end users from across different member states will ensure that the platform is designed according to a pan-European perspective.
TRILLION follows a multi-disciplinary approach. This approach will see social scientists, technology experts and law-enforcement agencies across Europe collaborating on the creation of this technology. Together, they will consider the key ethical, legal and security issues affecting the development of the platform. With extensive input from potential end users, they will jointly develop the socio-technical infrastructure required to enhance cooperation between citizens and law enforcement agencies – for the benefit of all.
TRILLION will build on its developers' prior experience working with citizens and public authorities, and on the expertise of its law-enforcement partners. A range of piloting and early validation phases will be held across different locations and different contexts.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 - the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020) under grant agreement No. 653265.