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:

METICOS Project

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.

Website: https://meticos-project.eu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/meticos.eu
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MeticosEU

PERCEPTIONS Project

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).

Website: https://project.perceptions.eu/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/perceptionsproject/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/PERCEPTIONS_EU
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/perceptionsproject/

MIRROR Project

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.

Website: https://h2020mirror.eu/ 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/h2020mirror
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/h2020mirror/

TRESSPASS Project

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.

Website: https://www.tresspass.eu/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TRESSPASS_H2020
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tresspassh2020/
Instagram: @tresspass.h2020
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCRgHb_x1nBYsuTZapURleQg

COMPASS2020 Project

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.

OBJECTIVES
• 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

Website: https://www.compass2020-project.eu/
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
ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/project/COMPASS2020-Coordination-Of-Maritime-assets-for-Persistent-And-Systematic-Surveillance

ANDROMEDA Project

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.

Website: http://www.andromeda-project.eu/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/andromeda_h2020
LinkedIn:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/andromeda-horizon2020-project/

BorderUAS Project

BorderUAS aims for a holistic UAS surveillance approach integrating aerial and ground components using next generation sensors and technologies and developing a consistent platform used for daily border operations and beyond. The main objectives of the project are:

  • OBJ1 – Develop UAS components to support low cost and long duration border surveillance operations
  • OBJ2 – Develop sensors and data processing /fusion/interpretation methods to support detection and tracking in difficult terrain, extreme weather conditions and unstructured environments
  • OBJ3 – Validate and test the solution in realistic border surveillance conditions
  • OBJ4 – Conduct dissemination, communication and exploitation activities

BorderUAS Web page and Social media

Official Website: https://borderuas.eu/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/borderuas/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/borderuas
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNaTaJUn_D3NHG0u5-pAzKA

NESTOR Project

NESTOR is an EU-funded project of 21 partners from 13 countries aiming to address a common challenge among EU Member States, namely, the protection and safeguarding of the European marine and land borders. To meet its challenge, NESTOR develops a next generation holistic border surveillance system providing pre-frontier situational awareness reaching maritime and land borders, following the concept of the European Integrated Border Management.

NESTOR integrates state-of-the-art technologies for surveillance into a holistic deployable system capable of detecting, assessing and efficiently responding to illegal activities. The resulting system will be enriched with accurate detection capabilities to optimally monitor border territory and will offer enhanced situational awareness and increased decision-making capacity to Law Enforcement Agencies by employing advanced data fusion and Artificial Intelligent techniques to multimodal feeds from numerous off-the-shelf devices.

The system will be enriched with accurate detection capabilities to optimally monitor border territory. Multimodal data feeds from numerous off-the-shelf devices will be fused and processed with Artificial Intelligent techniques to enhance situational awareness and increase decision-making capacity.

NESTOR Web page and Social media

Official Website: available soon
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/nestor-project/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Nestor_H2020