TRILATERAL RESEARCH LTD
Trilateral Research provides strategic, policy and regulatory advice on new technologies, privacy, risk, ethical and security issues, and effective stakeholder engagement strategies and exploitation. Trilateral Research was created in 2004 and has participated in more than 40 EU-funded projects.
Founded in 1988, F-Secure is the global leader in providing security as a service through telecommunication operators and a major global player in the advanced threat protection and cybersecurity services domains. Their award winning products protect people and companies against everything from crimeware to corporate cyberattacks and are available from over 600 resellers and 200 Internet Service Provider and Mobile Network Operator partners in more than 40 countries. F-Secure's top-class security consultants deliver incident response, digital forensics, penetration testing, vulnerability assessments of web applications and networks, and PCI DSS services.
The company is headquartered in Helsinki and has over 1700 employees and 29 offices around the world. F-Secure is a founding member of European Cyber Security Organization (ECSO).
FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH
The Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH) is the premier research centre in Greece, internationally acknowledged for its excellence in basic ans applied research, in developing applications and products, and in providing services. The Institute of Computer Science (ICS), one of the six institutes of FORTH, contributes to this project. FORTH-ICS has a 30-year history of internationally competitive R&D contributions across the fields of information and communication technologies, as well as of academic and industrial cooperation; it has adopted an evolving strategy to promote the commercial exploitation of R&D results by providing services, licensing products to industrial partners, contracting with industrial partners to jointly develop new products, and participating in spin-off companies and joint ventures. FORTH-ICS represents Greece in the European Research Consortium for Informatics and Mathematics (ERCIM). The Institute ranked first among all Greek institutes of its field in all national evaluation rounds so far.
SOFTWARE IMAGINATION & VISION S.R.L.
Software Imagination & Vision (SIMAVI) is an IT company established in 2019, following the division process of SIVECO Romania SA. Although the company was recently established, the team's experience is vast, taking over all software development activities in: education, health, customs, nuclear, business, banking, utilities, production, etc.
An organization built on an European model, with unique competence centers and internationally competitive specialists, Software Imagination & Vision is the Romanian software company that provides IT services directly to the European Commission organization.
VALENCIA LOCAL POLICE
With more than 1,500,000 inhabitants, Valencia is the 3rd largest city in Spain. More than 1,600 police officers form the Valencia Local Police (PLV). PLV’s duties are wide, ranging from surveillance and road traffic control to maintaining citizen security and safety, administrative police, community police, domestic violence, mediation police, fight against crime, management of emergencies, environmental police, etc.
Overall, it is one of the most active local police forces in Spain, due to its continuous innovation in new technologies. The Centre of Security and Emergencies (CISE) is the best example of innovation in police management thanks to the use of ICTs tools. Moreover, it is a great test bed for pilot experiences and tests.
PLV has managed (as a leader or a partner) 24 successful European projects from different programmes (H2020, 7th FP of R+D in Security, Lifelong Learning Programme, Prevention and Fight against Crime, Daphne III, Civil Protection Financial Instrument, Criminal Justice, etc.). PLV has a 30 year-old Community Policing model, which provides a satisfactory relationship with the citizens, thanks to more than 200 CPO within the municipality. This professional profile makes them receive very relevant multidisciplinary information.
MINISTÉRIO DA JUSTIÇA
- POLICIA JUDICÁRIA
Polícia Judiciária (PJ), the Portuguese Criminal Police, is the Portuguese higher criminal police body, hierarchically organized under the aegis of the Ministry of Justice. PJ’s mission consists on assisting the judicial and prosecuting authorities with investigations, by developing and promoting preventive, detection and investigative actions. As a criminal investigation police force, PJ has reserved competence for the investigation of serious and organized crime in general.
UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES FOR PUBLIC SERVICES IN BAVARIA
Every year about 400 students start their training for the third qualification level of policing in Bavaria. Approximately one quarter of the first-year students are high school graduates who fulfill the general employment conditions and have successfully completed a selection procedure with a sports examination and an aptitude test for social competence. However, the majority of our students are already qualified police officers of the second qualification level who will complete their studies as part of a training qualification. Thereby, the theoretical studies take place at the University of Applied Sciences for Public Service in Bavaria - Department of Policing, whereas the internships are carried out at appropriate police departments in Bavaria. Since 2012, the Department of Policing participates in national and international research projects with a focus on counter-radicalisation, cybersecurity policing and training.
UNIVERSITY OF LAUSANNE
The School of Criminal Justice (ESC - a unit of the Faculty of Law, criminal justice and public administration) of the University of Lausanne (UNIL), founded in 1909, has a longstanding international reputation of excellence for research, education, and casework in forensic science, criminology and criminal law. The School is a founding member of the European Network of Forensic Science Institutes (ENFSI).
The School emphasizes a coordinated approach to forensic science and criminology, combining all criminal science disciplines to address criminality in a wholistic manner. The ESC has been at the forefront of research dedicated to cybercrime, its measurement and to forensic evidence in cyberspace. Its research portfolio encompasses interdisciplinary matters between forensic science, criminology and the law in areas such as digital forensics and cybercrime, crime analysis and forensic intelligence, DNA evidence, the fight against drug trafficking, interpretation of forensic evidence and the legal issues in relation to the admissibility of forensic evidence in court. The ESC was recently part of a group that developed the new ENFSI guideline for reporting forensic evidence and part of the project LINCS (Linking Prison Statistics to the Criminal Justice System) implemented by the Council of Europe and funded by the European Commission. The School cooperates with several Swiss Cantonal Police forces in order to train crime analysts to detect physical and online crime trends.
CENTER FOR SECURITY STUDIES
The Center for Security Studies (KEMEA) is a think tank on homeland security policies and an established research center since 2005 within the Hellenic Ministry of Interior aiming to support security policy implementations in Greece at a strategic level.
KEMEA is actively involved in: (a) Research and development in the context of implementation of National and European projects under the topics of physical and cyber security and civil protection, in close cooperation with LEAs, working under the auspices of the Ministry of Citizen Protection, civil protection national, regional and local authorities; (b) Training of practitioners in new systems and technologies; (c) Certification of practitioners in private security professions at national level; (d) Organization of table-top and field exercises to test and evaluate preparedness and response of public services, organizations and authorities to emergencies and crises. KEMEA also provides advisory and consulting services to the Ministry of Citizen Protection, as well as other Public and Private authorities, on safety and security issues.
KEMEA’s researchers are specialized in various topics such as: Border Management and Surveillance, Smart Borders, Crisis Management, Emergency Response, GIS, Hazardous Materials, Information Security, Cyber Security, Cyber Crime, Information Systems, Telecommunications, Ad Hoc Networks, Civil Protection, Operational Readiness Exercises, Statistics, International Relations, Transportation Security and European Policy, Procurements, Law and Ethics, Dissemination, Communication & Exploitation etc.
UNIVERSITY OF EAST LONDON
The University of East London is a leading university for research in the UK that was first established in 1898. UEL is now a modern, innovative academic community, delivering high-quality research that is impactful, intellectually stimulating, socially relevant and for the public good. Research is the foundation of all that we do, focusing on cutting edge issues such as cybercrime and sustainability. The expertise of our academic staff is the core capital of our university and our research, entrepreneurship and professional practice is socially and culturally sensitive. Research informs our teaching and underpins our understanding of the concerns of our students and their communities. We actively engage and stimulate our students, communities and partners to help them better understand their place within the world, and to embrace the importance of knowledge and academic discourse. We are recognised by the academic community throughout the world for our high-quality research, theory and practice, and for our innovation and vitality.
INFORMATION SECURITY FORUM LTD
Founded in 1989, the Information Security Forum (ISF) is an independent, not-for-profit organisation with a Membership comprising many of the world’s leading organisations featured on the Fortune 500 and Forbes 2000 lists. We are dedicated to investigating, clarifying and resolving key issues in information security and risk management, by developing best practice methodologies, processes and solutions that meet the business needs of our Members.
The ISF provides Members with a trusted and confidential environment within which their in-depth knowledge and practical experience can be shared. This approach enables the ISF to harness the collective insights and knowledge of its Members to deliver leading-edge solutions that are comprehensive, pragmatic and effective. By working together, Members avoid the major expenditure required to reach the same goals on their own.
Privanova is the leading provider of Privacy Compliance and Risk Management Solutions, with a particular focus on the GDPR. We operate at the interface between privacy, technology and policy. We offer full range of services addressing your privacy, data protection and information security needs. We provide our clients with the quality compliance solutions, designed to help them solve critical issues in their data processing activities.
Participation in EU-funded, interdisciplinary research projects is one of our core activities. Our R&D activities focus on the analysis of legal, ethical and technological issues, often from the law enforcement perspective. We are experienced in managing the whole EU project life-cycle: from consortium building and proposal drafting to communication, dissemination and exploitation.
Our team includes former INTERPOL and UN professionals. Together, our consultants have initiated, managed or successfully participated in more than 25 FP7 and H2020 consortia. Working for both REA and ERC since 2013, our experts have gained first-hand knowledge of the proposal evaluation, project review and the EU ethics checks scheme. Together we have evaluated more than 150 proposals, reviewed more than 35 ongoing projects and performed more than 100 ethics checks.
The Hellenic Police is subordinated to the Ministry of Public Order and Citizen Protection. The Hellenic Police assumed its present structure in 1984 when the Gendarmerie (Chorofylaki) and the Urban Police Forces (Astynomia Poleon) were merged (Law 1481/1-10-1984, Government Gazette 152 A). Hellenic Police (Elliniki Astynomia) is a Law Enforcement Agency according to the Law nr. 4249/2014 and its mission is to:
a) ensure peace and order as well as citizens` unhindered social development, a mission that includes general policing duties and traffic safety
b) prevent and interdict crime as well as to protect the State and the democratic form of government within the framework of constitutional order, a mission that also includes the implementation of public and state security policy
c) prevent illegal border crossing as well as to enforce the legal framework in which immigrants are allowed to live and work in the country.
The Hellenic Police is comprised of both central and regional Services. Hellenic Police`s headquarters is the supreme authority over these Services. Its efforts center on the fulfillment of the Force`s mission, within the framework of the Ministry of Interior`s policy. For this reason, it schedules, directs, oversees and monitors the activities of its Services, and it ensures the necessary conditions for the exercise of its authority.
In its continuous mission to serve and protect citizens, Hellenic Police has responded to our times` demands and challenges by improving training, adopting a modern crime prevention policy, better utilizing science and technology and by exploiting international law enforcement cooperation.
The CC-DRIVER consortium involves 13 partners including research institutions, universities, technical organisations, and law enforcement agencies from nine European countries: