Fight Against Crime

& Terrorism 


25 projects showcasing their results



Integrated 3D crime scene investigations based on cost-efficient 3D scanning CSISmartScan3D combines crime scene 3D scanning and further crime scene investigation tasks in a common work flow utilizing the emerging 3D scan model. Cost-efficient support widespread use. Cutting edge methods for robust real-time 3D data fusion optimally exploit sensor capabilities. On site visualisation of the emerging model enables quality and completeness checks. Unlike current 3D scanning solutions, CSISmartScan3D does not only avoid interference with other crime scenes investigation tasks, but actively supports them through on site 3D trace documentation and measurement capabilities.


Detecting and ANalysing TErrorist-related online contents and financing activities

DANTE is delivering effective, efficient and automated data mining, analytics solutions and an integrated system to detect, retrieve, and analyse huge amounts of heterogeneous and complex multimedia and multi-language (in five languages) terrorist-related contents from both the Surface and the Deep Web, including the Dark Nets. The ultimate goal is to discover (by “connecting the dots”), analyse and monitor potential terrorist-related activities and people, with focus on online fund raising activities, but also considering propaganda, training and disinformation.

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Forensic evidence gathering autonomous sensor FORENSOR is bringing about two main innovations: (i) a CMOS imaging sensor with built-in intelligence (the Vision Chip) to filter out irrelevant events (i.e. repeating movements) and detect only moving objects of interest, such as cars, and (ii) a smart Vision Sensor – based on the Vision Chip, supporting advanced algorithms, communications etc. which can identify higher-level events of interest. In other words, FORENSOR can operate in an low-power hibernation state most of the time and be woken up by the Vision Chip for further processing only when an object of interest has been detected. Web site: Facebook:


Law Enforcement Agency's dialogue

I-LEAD focuses on working with groups of operational Law Enforcement Agencies’ (LEA) practitioners in defining their user needs and innovative solutions. This is carried out using a structured methodology with the assistance of research and industrial partners, supplemented by a broad range of committed stakeholders. It identifies priorities in five practitioner themes as well as topics which would benefit from (more) standardisation and formulate recommendations how to incorporate these in procedures. Other forms of collaboration such as PCP/PPI or Fast Track for Innovation will be examined in an effort to improve matching and uptake of novel solutions and products.


Twitter: @i_LEAD_Project




The emerging role of new social media in enhancing public security MEDI@4SEC focused upon enhancing understanding of the opportunities, challenges and ethical considerations of social media use for public security: the good, the bad and the ugly. The good comprises using social media for problem solving, fighting crime and decreasing fear of crime. The bad is the increase of digitised criminality and terrorism with new phenomena emerging through the use of social media. The ugly comprises the grey areas where trolling, cyberbullying, or live video-sharing of tactical security operations are phenomena to deal with during incidents.
Website/blog: Twitter: @media4sec


Network of Excellence for Research in Violent Online Political Extremism

VOX-Pol is a robust partnering, research, training, and dissemination network that has as its core function comprehensive research, analysis, debate, and critique of issues surrounding violent online political extremism. This includes the online activity of violent jihadists, violent separatists, the extreme right, and others using the Internet, particularly social media, for forwarding their violent politics. Contributors to the network include academic researchers, policymakers, law enforcement, internet companies, and civil society actors.

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Automatic non-destructive recognition of used printing techniques on substrates ANDRUPOS extracts biometrics properties of printed documents like printing technique, paper, printer leading to the source that was used to create the document. It eases and reduces inspection effort on forensic document examination providing in addition a central database containing information about printing technologies and printers. Questioned documents can be examined for evidence of fraud like alterations, erasures or page substitutions. Due to the widespread use of printing machines for document forgery, printed document examination is s an extreme valuable information in lots of cases.

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Analysis System for Gathered Raw Data

ASGARD aims to contribute to LEA (Law Enforcement Agencies) Technological Autonomy, by building a sustainable, long-lasting community for LEAs and the Research & Development industry. This community will develop, maintain and evolve a best-of-class tool set for the extraction, fusion, exchange and analysis of Big Data, including cyber-offense data for forensic investigation. ASGARD will help LEAs to significantly increase their analytical capabilities. Forensics being a focus of ASGARD, both intelligence and foresight dimensions are addressed by the project.

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Live streaming Body worn video evidential Gathering system

Audax® have been worldwide Pioneers in developing Body Worn Video technology since 2005.They were the First UK Security SME ever funded under EU H2020 & in March 2018 were winners of The Counter Terror Business Award for their 3G/4G camera system. BIO-AX®, is the next-generation complete ‘eco’ system that ‘fuses’ secure evidential video gathering with active user protection. Bio-AX® gives organisations the capability to audit their actions for compliance, and the power to deploy the correct resources with a live ‘eye and ear on the ground’ perspective.

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Resilience Training, Network and Evaluation STRESAVIORA II (strengthening resilience against violent radicalisation) The BOUNCE Resilience Trainings aim to strenghten youngsters' resilience and raise awareness among their social network in order to prevent radicalization at an early stage. Over 150 frontline workers and teachers in Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Germany and Sweden have been trained to apply the BOUNCE tools. Alongside this the project collaborates with Ghent University to measure the impact of resilience trainings on youngsters on the short-, medium- and long term. On our website we created a database, giving an overview of all existing resilience trainings in Europe. Twitter:


Sewage Monitoring System for Tracking Synthetic Drug Laboratories

The aim of microMOLE is to develop and test a prototype of a sensor system for legal recording, retrieving and monitoring operations of Amphetamine Type Stimulants (ATS) and ATS precursor laboratories in cities. The system will be installed within the sewage system and will track waste associated to ATS production. Criminal investigators and forensic specialists will use the system in case of strong suspicions that in a well confined area ATS is being produced, for collecting material for forensic analysis and potential use in court, and for aiding in the planning of LEA raid operations.



Policy Recommendation and Improved Communication Tools for Law Enforcement and Security Agencies Preventing Violent Radicalisation Pericles aims to develop a comprehensive approach to prevent and counter violent radicalisation and extremism. So far, it has surveyed selected European countries to provide an inventory of programmes and projects involved in extremism prevention. Results from gap analyses and stakeholder interviews support findings that more evaluations are needed to enhance the effectiveness of existing instruments, and that evidence-based results should be effectively communicated to stakeholders. Current activities in Pericles are centred on mapping the needs of European law enforcement agencies and conducting interviews with family members, convicted terrorists, and former radicals. Twitter:


Struggling against and Pursuing Experienced Criminal Teams Roaming in Europe The ISF project SPECTRE aims at providing investigators with financial support and innovative means to identify and dismantle Mobile Organised Crime Groups (MOCGs). The budget made available, has already allowed the organisation of 16 operational meetings, 1 training on special tactics, 1 seminar and 4 workshops. After twelve months of activity, 68 serious crime investigations are being carried out. The financing of operational meetings and deployment of innovative materials (GPS tracking devices, microphones, drones...) led to the dismantlement of 17 main MOCGs, 189 arrests and 1,7 M€ of seized criminal assets so far.


Understand The Dimensions Of Organised Crime And Terrorist Networks For Developing Effective And Efficient Security Solutions For First-Line-Practitioners And Professionals

Organized Crime and Terrorist Networks (OC/TN) are a major challenge for the European Union. However, we need more knowledge in order to develop better strategies and instruments against these phenomena. TAKEDOWN aims at creating a better understanding of organized crime and terrorist networks. The consortium will develop digital and non-digital toolkits and solutions for more efficient and effective prevention, intervention and response strategies.

Twitter: @takedownproject



Retrieval & Analysis of Hetrogeneous Online Content for Terrorist Activity Recognition

Bringing together LEAs (Law Enforcement Agencies), legal experts, industry and research institutions the main objective of TENSOR is to provide LEAs with an intelligence platform to identify terrorism related content online. TENSOR will integrate automated and semi-automated tools for: 1) searching, crawling, monitoring & gathering online terrorist-generated content from the Surface and the Dark Web; 2) information extraction from multimedia and multilingual content; 3) content categorisation, filtering and analysis; 4) real-time relevant content summarisation and visualisation; 5) creation of automated audit trails; 6) privacy-by-design and data protection.

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Visual Analytics for Sense-making in Criminal Intelligence Anlaysis

VALCRI is a next-generation criminal intelligence analysis system for European LEAs. Working with three European police forces, the project developed at Technological Readiness Level -5, an integrated system of advanced data processing, analytic, and sense-making applications spanning strategic intelligence analysis to individual case management. Evaluated by 219 users across 50 agencies in 16 countries, it is undergoing trials with actual data at two major police forces. Various VALCRI technologies and non-software outcomes are being commercialised.

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ICDR - CounterCraft

Intelligence Campaigns in the Digital Realm

CounterCraft project

The general objective of the CounterCraft project is to accelerate the introduction of the first EU deception tool capable of detecting advanced targeted cyber-attacks, obstructing the actions of attackers and obtaining the maximum amount of information from them by successfully designing, deploying, monitoring and managing Counterintelligence Campaigns. The deception platform works despite the technical complexity of the adversaries’ intrusion and brings a welcome relief from the constant technical race between the attacker and defender.







Automated Serious Game Scenario Generator for Mixed Reality Training

AUGGMED has developed a prototype of a serious game platform for single- and team-based training of law enforcement and first responders from different organisations responding to terrorist and organised crime threats. The platform allows training in non-linear scenarios tailored to suit the needs of individual trainees with learning outcomes that will improve the acquisition of emotional management, analytical thinking, problem solving and decision making skills. The game scenarios include advanced simulations of agents and citizens within realistic environments.

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SURveillance Video Archives iNvestigation assisTant

The SURVANT project is devised to support the job of law enforcement and LEAs to collect video footage from heterogeneous sources installed for surveillance purposes and extracts relevant information. The system is able to support the investigators to discover suspicious criminal events in a simple and efficient way offering two intuitive and self explanatory search types: by image and by sentence; both of them are integrated with a geographical analyzer that suggests object trajectories over space and time. SURVANT reduces both human resources and time required to perform the investigations.

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Internet Forensic Platform for tracking the money flow of financially motivated malware

The overall objective of RAMSES is to design and develop a holistic, intelligent, scalable and modular platform for LEAs (Law Enforcement Agencies) to facilitate digital Forensic Investigations. The system will extract, analyse, link and interpret information extracted from Internet related with financially motivated malware.

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Innovation by Law Enforcement Agencies networking

ILEAnet is a network and community set up by LEA (Law Enforcement Agency) practitioners for LEA practitioners, aiming to address major current and emerging problems they face. It allows for better communication and exchanges both between the practitioner organisations and between individuals. When relevant, other carefully selected academic profiles are invited to join the network based on their expertise, ultimately creating a bridge between the LEAs, academics, scientists, industry and policy makers. ILEAnet organised successfully its first Public Workshop on 11-13 June 2018 gathering 60 actively involved participants.

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INSIKT Intelligence

INSIKT Intelligence is a novel social data mining platform to detect & defeat online radicalisation. An early version of the platform was validated by several EU law enforcement agencies (LEAs) and consequently attracted commercial interest. Phase 2 of this project will trial the software with 4 European LEAs that are looking for effective tools to prevent radical messages from spreading and reaching people vulnerable to radicalisation. The solution will cover a wide range of social media channels, in particular new channels including Telegram and Periscope.





Mixed-reality environment for training teams in joint investigative interrogation - intelligent interrogation training simulator LAW-TRAIN is a European Commission funded project aimed at fighting international drug-trafficking by developing a virtual investigation training system. The training system is developed in a collaborative action by universities, national governments and professional enterprises. The platform allows law enforcement units to practice the interviewing of suspects in a multicultural and virtual reality context implementing the UN approved PEACE model methodology. Web site: Twitter: @LawTrainH2020


Law Enforcement agencies human factor methods and Toolkit for the Security and protection of CROWDs in mass gatherings.

LETSCROWD is a security practitioner driven project wich aim is to overcome challenges preventing the effective implementation of the European Security Model with regards to mass gatherings events. This is achieved by providing security policy practitioners, and in particular LEAs, with a set of innovative outcomes: (i) A dynamic risk assessment methodology for the protection of crowds during mass gatherings centred on human factors, (ii) A policy making toolkit for the long-term and strategic decision making of security policy makers, and (iii) A set of human centred tools.



The project, lead by Efus, gathering 29 partner organisations, has strengthened the network of local authorities mobilised to prevent violent radicalisation. Thanks to European exchanges and the implementation of pilot actions, policy and methodological recommendations to implement local strategies against violent radicalisation have been developed. The project produced political recommendations included in Efus’Manifesto and a methodological guide that can be used by all local authorities willing to engage in the prevention of the phenomenon. Facebook:
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Dialogue about Radicalisation and Equality

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