Apply new EW/EA-led policing technologies for improved situational awareness
The COPKIT project focuses on the problem of analysing, investigating, mitigating and preventing the use of new information and communication technologies by organised crime and terrorist groups. For this purpose, COPKIT proposes an intelligence-led Early Warning (EW) / Early Action (EA) system for both strategic and operational levels. The project duration is 36 months (from 2018 to 2021).
Apply new EW/EA-led policing technologies for improved situational awareness
Develop a toolkit for knowledge production and exploitation in investigative and strategic analysis work to support the EW/EA paradigm
Ensure that the new tools, detection capabilities and knowledge-sharing respect EU data protection regulation and ethical principles
Develop innovative curricula for educating and training LEAs for the methodological and workflow aspects of EW/EA-led policing
COPKIT project is co-ordinated by Isdefe, which is a state-owned company property of the Spanish Ministry of Defence. The consortium is made up of 17 partners from 13 countries with different profiles and expertise in several domains, including law enforcement agencies, industry, academia and research and technology organisations. For further information about COPKIT partners, click on a country on the map.
Besides, COPKIT project gives a key role to the “End User and Stakeholder Advisory Board” (EUSAB). This external and independent board is led by EUROPOL and includes end users and experts from different fields that counsel the consortium on the practical implementation of the project goals, as well as on issues regarding its direction, progress, outcomes, and deliverables.
General Directorate “Combating Organized Crime” is the national responsible authority of the Republic of Bulgaria for countering and investigating of organized criminal activities of local and transnational criminal structures.
Ingeniería de Sistemas para la Defensa de España S.A., S.M.E., M.P., Isdefe, is the Co-ordinator of COPKIT project. Isdefe is a state-owned consulting and engineering Company, in-house technical services provider of the Spanish general Administration and serving national and international public organisations.
The Civil Guard is a Public Security Corp of military nature and national scope, part of the Security Forces and Corps of the State, dependent on the Ministry of the Interior of Spain. The main mission of the Civil Guard is to ensure the protection of citizens against any type of criminal act, in addition to ensuring compliance with laws.
The National Police is an armed institute of civil nature and national scope, part of the Security Forces and Corps of the State, dependent on the Ministry of the Interior of Spain, whose mission is to protect the free exercise of rights and freedoms and ensure citizen security, with scope of action throughout the national territory.
The AIT Austrian Institute of Technology is Austria’s largest non-university research institute and a highly specialised research and development partner for industry. The Center for Digital Safety & Security is developing modern information and communication technologies to establish secure and reliable critical infrastructure.
VICESSE is a private non-profit research institute in the field of security studies, socio-legal studies and criminology, established in 2015 by Dr. Reinhard Kreissl as spin-off from Vienna based Institute of law and criminology. www.vicesse.eu.
The University of Applied Sciences for Public Service in Bavaria – Department of Policing is the education and training institution for the higher police service in Bavaria. The University research department has great experience with different European-funded projects and strives to maximise the impact of their research on the daily police work.
Belgian Federal Police
The French National Gendarmerie is one of the oldest French institutions and the oldest police force in France. It is responsible for the maintenance of law and order as well as judiciary and military police. The institution counts with a force of 103.121 man and women spread all over the French territory and abroad, in external operations.
At IBM Ireland Lab we design, develop, test, deploy and support solutions for IBM’s global clients. Our software solutions are used for real-time collaboration, content discovery, text analytics, application security and more. We work in key high-value segments of the IT industry, including cloud, AI, security, blockchain and the Internet of Things (IOT). We engage in collaborative research with business partners and academia through our Innovation Exchange division.
Inspectoratul General al Politiei Romane is the central unit of Romanian Police with general territorial competences. It leads, guides and controls all the police units within the country, investigates serious crimes related to organized crime groups, cybercrimes, money laundering, financial or bank fraud or other crimes which are under the competence of the General Prosecutor’s Office.
The Center for Security Studies (KEMEA) is an established research center since 2005 within the Hellenic Ministry of Interior. KEMEA acts as a think tank on homeland security policies aiming to support security policy implementations in Greece and Europe at a strategic level leading and participating in more than 90 National and European security projects during the last decade.
www.kemea.gr or http://www.kemea.gr/en (straight to the english pages)
Law and Internet Foundation is a Bulgarian NGO & Research centre which supports and performs applied studies, scientific researches, programmes and projects in the field of legal, technological, economic and social issues related to the fast penetration of information and communication technologies both in public and private sectors.
Advanced data analytics solutions, including open source intelligence, uncertainty management, finding & connecting the dots, situational awareness, and threat & vulnerability analysis
The State Police of the Republic of Latvia is a public body under the supervision of the Ministry of Interior, whose duty according to the Law On Police is to protect the State and society from criminal and other illegal threats to life, health, rights and freedoms, property and legitimate interests. In total there are 7200 employees in the State Police of Latvia. The State Police is managed by the Head of the State Police and there is one Headquarter located in the capital and 5 regional departments located within all country.
Thales Nederland, with its headquarters in Hengelo, is active in the Defence, Security and Public Transportation sectors, with radar-, communication- and command & control systems for Defence and communication-, security- and payment systems for trade and industry.
Trilateral Research is a leading multidisciplinary consulting and technology development company. Our foundation is in social science research, with a special focus on the ways in which new technologies may have privacy, social, ethical or data protection impacts. All Trilateral’s services sit within four industry sectors in which we have expertise: ICT, Smart Cities, Crisis & Security and Environmental Sustainability.
Universidad de Granada is an innovative research University located in southern Spain. The Department of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, ranked among the top 50 in the world, and the Inter-University Andalusian Institute of Criminology, an interdisciplinary excellence research center, participate in the COPKIT project