On June 13 and 14, the CounteR Project‘s consortium partners gathered in Paris for the project’s second General meeting, hosted by Inria. The meeting’s purpose is to review the status of the work, discuss the current tasks, and plan ahead in terms of upcoming project deliverables and activities.
Day One started with #UCSC presenting the status of the work performed and tasks to be done on Work Package 2 (WP2) – Social and Psychological Factors in the Radicalisation Process. Next CINI Conosorzio Interuniversitario Nazionale per l’Informatica, #INS, and Inria presented WP3 – Data Acquisition & Management, focusing in particular on data collection from social media, blogs, forums, and websites, as well as data management in general. The afternoon session included presentations by Inria, Imagga, and #ELTE on data analytics for detecting radical content, including social network analysis and image analysis. – part of WP4. The final modules of the meeting’s first day included a review of work performed and upcoming tasks for WP5 – Data Modelling Ecosystem; and WP7 – Data Privacy & Ethics Requirements. In this final part, Eticas and #MITLA talked about data privacy and anonymization, social impact assessment, and the ethics briefing pack.
Day Two included a review by ASSIST Software and #ICON of the performed and upcoming tasks under WP6 – Integration, including backend and frontend development and infrastructure, integration, and software testing. Next, #MITLA presented WP8 – End-User Training & Knowledge Empowerment & Pilots, including training materials and sessions and field demonstrations. #INS, #NOVA, and #SPP also focused on the simulation of datasets for the pilot use cases and LEAs training. The meeting concluded with a session on WP9 – Dissemination, Ecosystem Development & Exploitation, presented by #EI and #MITLA. In particular, the consortium partners were led through a review of the project’s dissemination and communication strategy, intra-consortium coordination, and data collection tools.
For most partners, this is the first in-person meeting. It was conducted in a hybrid format to allow for flexible participation of the whole CounteR consortium.