Communication synergies amongst similar projects funded under the Horizon 2020 programme help them to increase their visibility to a wider audience, communicate their results in a more targetted manner, organize and implement joint communication activities and overall exchange lessons learned as well as best practices in the field of communication and dissemination. Within this framework, the EFFECTOR project team has established communication synergies (liaisons) with the following EU funded projects:
The EU-funded METICOS project aims to create an up-to-date acceptance classification scheme as well as a societal and ethical impact dashboard of border control technologies, to empower three major sub-divisions of the wider border control sector: travelers, border control authorities and service providers.
METICOS will focus on established models and theories, such as the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM), the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT) and Innovation Diffusion Theory. In addition, performance and credibility expectations of smart border technologies from travelers, border management and law enforcement agencies will be explored in detail.
As such, METICOS aims to create a holistic solution to address challenges for border management, both as regards societal acceptance and efficiency. The METICOS toolkit will be validated in two application scenarios and in five different countries.
PERCEPTIONS examines how Europe and the EU are seen by people who have immigrated there or intend to do so. It examines what perceptions of Europe exist among this group, how they are formed, whether they correspond to reality and how they influence migration decisions. PERCEPTIONS also examines how the flow of information could be distorted and whether inaccurate information could lead to a threat to the security of migrants (e.g. through dangerous border crossings) or even national security (e.g. radicalisation).
MIRROR aims to develop an integrated platform, a set of tools, as well as a systematic methodology for the comprehensive inter-media analysis of the perception of Europe, the detection of discrepancies between perception of and reality in Europe, and the creation of awareness for the impact of such misconceptions.
The multidisciplinary consortium consists of fourteen partners from seven countries from research and industry, as well as practitioners. The consortium will cooperate to gain a better understanding of how Europe is perceived abroad and the mechanisms involved in the process. The MIRROR Project was launched in June 2019 and has a time period of three years.
TRESSPASS is a European research project in the H2020 framework and Border and External Security thematic area, receiving EU funding under GA 787120. The overall scope of TRESSPASS is to modernize the way the security checks at border crossing points (BCPs) are held out at land, air and sea. TRESSPASS imports the concept of “risk-based” security checks and proposes an analytic framework for modelling risk as well as a systematic approach of quantifying risk, based on a set of indicators ranging from real-time behaviour analytics to intelligent information extraction and sharing that can accurately be measured across all four tiers of the EU Integrated Border Management:
(1) measures undertaken in, or jointly with third countries or service providers;
(2) cooperation with neighbouring countries;
(3) border control and counter-smuggling measures,
and (4) control measures within the area of free movement.
Project COMPASS2020 aims to demonstrate the combined use and seamless coordination of manned and unmanned assets to achieve greater coverage, a better quality of information and shorter response times in maritime surveillance operations. By combining innovative technologies and integrating them within the current operational procedures, the COMPASS2020 solution ensures long-range and persistent surveillance, increasing the situational awareness of Coast Guards and maritime authorities and, thus, increasing the cost-effectiveness, availability and reliability of the operations.
• Proposal for an innovative and cost-effective CONOPS
• Deploy a Multi-domain Mission System
• Assess and improve the current capabilities of UAV
• Demonstrate the COMPASS2020 CONOPS in an operational exercise
• Disseminate the outcomes and lessons learnt from COMPASS2020
Cordis EU: https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/833650
LinkedIn group: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/13744501/
Zenodo Community: https://zenodo.org/communities/compass2020-h2020-project/?page=1&size=20
ANDROMEDA is an H2020 project which aims to unlock the full capabilities of the CISE by enhancing the Maritime CISE Model, extending its scope to the Land Surveillance Information Exchange and providing and demonstrating 100% compatible Command & Control, Data Fusion and Decision Support systems.