The CounteR project launched its official project website, now available at www.counter-project.eu. The initiative is part of a cross-European 36-month project that supports the fight against radicalisation to prevent future terrorist attacks: CounteR – Countering Radicalisation for a Safer World: Privacy-First Situational Awareness Platform for Violent Terrorism and Crime Prediction, Counter Radicalisation and Citizen Protection, funded under EC’s H2020 programme.
19 organizations from 11 member states united efforts to counter radicalisation and violent extremism through the CounteR Project. The CounteR consortium brings together an illustrious group of international subject-matter experts in counterterrorism, radicalisation and privacy law, six European law enforcement agencies with practical infield knowledge, as well as a group of technical SMEs and academic partners.
Under this project, an open platform for analysis and early alert – the CounteR solution – will be launched, collecting and analyzing data from dispersed sources in order to predict critical communities at risk of radicalisation and violent extremism and aid law enforcement to more easily detect radicalisation processes.
The CounteR platform aims to be a frontline policing tool that looks at risk factors at the community level for the law-enforcement agencies to be able to understand the when, where and why of radicalisation and, therefore, allow them to implement more effective prevention programs. To date, technology has been focusing on detecting rather than on preventing. CounteR will leverage online data tracking, combined with culture-dependent and socio-psychological knowledge
Jennifer Woodard, CEO of INSIKT Intelligence
In particular, stakeholders can use the following quick links:
CounteR’s Press Release #1
19 Organizations from 11 Member States Launch CounteR: a 36-month H2020-Funded Project to Fight Against Radicalisation
CounteR Project’s Kick-Off Meetings Defines a Work Plan for the Upcoming 36 Months of Joint Collaboration Fighting Radicalization in Europe
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