A Spanish Public University is in need to complete a consortium with European Local Law Enforcement Agencies (LLEA – i.e. Local Police) for a H2020 project proposal aimed at empowering LLEA to fight against crime and terrorism. The proposal will be submitted to the following topic: Technologies to enhance the fight against crime and terrorism: SUFCT02-2018-2019-2020. As end-users LLEA will participate in defining the standard graphical notation, the system requisites and the testing scenario.
One of the main challenges proposed by the European Union within the framework of the H2020 research is that of secure societies, establishing for this concept a general perspective. Security is a first magnitude concern as a consequence of the international context and the processes of social, political and strategic change that affect our society, for which the security is one of the necessary conditions to guarantee the welfare, economic development and the generation of employment and wealth. In fact, one of the objectives of the H2020 support is to promote safe European societies in a context of unprecedented transformations, growing interdependence and global threats, as well as the strengthening of the European culture of freedom and justice. In this context, Local Law Enforcement Agencies are one of the security bodies that better can contribute to improve the fight against terrorism. It is a security body characterized by their proximity to citizens, which allows to them to be the first one on arrival in situations security forces are required. For this reason, their participation in the fight against terrorism could be fundamental in contributing to maintain security and protection of the European citizens. However, there are several factors preventing Local Law Enforcement Agencies to take advantage of this circumstance, such as: - Lack of specific preparation to face terrorists’ threats. - Orientation of these units to the most daily tasks, at a local level, in many cases with an administrative focus. - Wide diversity and heterogeneity of performance and procedures in the different municipalities. - Lack of protocols and operating standards in these situations. - Lack of technological tools to help both in the operative and preventative phases, as well as in possible derivative actions. Specifically, one of the proposed challenges in this topic is the provision of Technologies to enhance the fight against crime and terrorism. The synergy of emerging technologies such as Internet of Things, Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence and Big Data can offer a better and more efficient way to prevent subsequent attacks or crimes or, in the last case, to combat it as effectively as possible. In this sense, the objective of the project is to propose an advance comprehensive system which contemplates the whole operation process in the fight against terrorism in the context of local police, from the training to real operations. This project proposal is based on emerging technologies such as IoT (Internet of Things), AI (Artificial Intelligence) and Big Data and is composed by: - A new advanced live simulation tool for training in emergency situations against terrorist attacks which aims to improve the capabilities of the Local Law Enforcement Agencies. - An advanced tool to help decision-making to prevent and to act against terrorist attacks. In order to co-develop the system, the coordinator requires Local Law Enforcement Agencies. Partnership confirmed so far: - Spanish University (coordinator), ES - Spanish SME, ES - Italian SME, IT - Italian Local Law Enforcement Agency, IT - Spanish Local Law Enforcement Agency, ES The project proposal will be submitted to the following H2020 topic: Technologies to enhance the fight against crime and terrorism: SUFCT02-2018-2019-2020: Call for proposals opening: 14 March 2019. Call for proposals deadline: 22 August 2019 17:00:00 Brussels time. EOIs deadline: 26/July/2019.
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Type of Partner Sought: Local Law Enforcement Agencies (Local Police). EU member States Security bodies competent on law enforcement at municipal / local level. Role of Partner Sought: They will participate from the beginning of the project in: - Advising on the definition of the standard graphical notation for local law enforcement. - Helping to define the requisites of the system for the local law enforcement context. - Defining and prepare the test scenarios. - Performing the test of the system in each country.
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Proposal under development
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