Center for Social Innovation (CSI)

Center for Social Innovation is looking for partners to work on HORIZON-CL3-2024-BM-01-04

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Deadline: Nov 20, 2024
Project locations: EU 27 EU 27
Sectors: Border Management, Risk Management (incl. insurance) Border Management, Risk Management (incl. insurance)
Partner types: Academic Institution, Consulting Organization, Government Agency, NGO, Other Academic Institution, Consulting Organization, Government Agency, NGO, Other
Partner locations: EU 27, Europe Non EU 27 EU 27, Europe Non EU 27


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CSI Cyprus, is an international R&D centre specialized in security, civil protection, crisis management, cybersecurity, Policy Intervention, Capacity Building, radicalization, New Technologies, Social Impact Methods. With more than 40 staff members and experts, CSI currently runs more than 100 relevant programs and leads ISF projects. We work based on exchange of partnerships. Currently we develop a proposal under this call. 

Integrated risk-based border control that mitigates public security risk, reduces false positives and strengthens privacy


Programme: Horizon Europe Framework Programme (HORIZON)
Call: Border Management 2024 (HORIZON-CL3-2024-BM-01)

Projects’ results are expected to contribute to some or all of the following outcomes:

Improve assisted border crossing control systems, coordinated between border, customs and security controls;
Allocate more efficiently border check resources, maintaining security while minimising time and hassle for crossings and false positives;
Allocate flexibly border check resources, when and where needed, depending on changing needs (for example seasonally, and/or in the case of roll-on-roll-off ferries);
Contribute to capabilities that strengthen the Schengen area, by providing security at its external borders that also reassure on maintaining the free movement within its borders.
Growth of international travel and mobility (which will likely return to, and increase to a level above, the pre-COVID-19 pandemic levels), the scarcity of resources, and the need to ease border crossings while maintaining security of the Schengen area, make reliable risk assessments and border checks prioritisation important. Border practitioners in some Member States are assessing feasibility, reliability and acceptability of optimised border controls using risk-based management.

The solution(s) proposed under this topic should allow easier and more flexible allocation and change of resources in border checks, for example to meet seasonal peaks. A possible use case is that of roll-on-roll-off ferries. That situation may generate long queues for border and security checks, while often being seasonal. A proposed solution should help perform border checks, as well improve the speed for detecting threats in vehicles, such as weapons and explosives, without people coming out of vehicles and without slowing down (dis)embarkment off or onto roll-on-roll-off ferries.

In any case, the proposed solution(s) should consider both the travellers and the goods accompanying them.

Higher leveraging of risk management in border crossing practices has the potential to also decrease and minimise the use of personal data and the risk for violating fundamental rights. The project should integrate strong ethical, legal and acceptability assessment to ensure that, on the other hand, the risks of bias (such as on ethnicity or gender) and discrimination of risk mitigation is minimised.

Collaboration with international stakeholders in the field of transport and transport safety in the air, maritime and rail contexts is encouraged.

Should the project deliver on its goal and be compatible with applicable legislation, EU and Member States authorities should plan to take up the results of the research with the support of the Border Management and Visa Instrument (BMVI).

The proposed system should ensure secure data collection, access, encryption, and decision support processes. Full encryption at transit and rest should be ensured, while enabling fuzzy searches on all metrics of the documents’ data.

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