Sister projects


Under the new Terrorist Content Online (TCO) regulation which addresses violent extremism and the dissemination of such content, it sets out specific measures that hosting service providers (HSPs) exposed to TCO must implement.
However, these measures might represent an important burden for the providers, and especially micro and small ones, which are the target group of this call and this project “Fighting Terrorist Content Online” – FRISCO.
The general objective of FRISCO is to support Hosting Service Providers to comply to the Terrorist Content Online Regulation, through:
(1) Informing Hosting Service Providers and increasing their awareness of the Terrorist Content Online Regulation and their new obligations
(2) Developing and validating tools, frameworks and mechanisms to support hosting service providers in the implementation of the Terrorist Content Online Regulation
(3) Sharing experience, best practices and tools to support the implementation of the Regulation.The project activities are based on, first, the mapping of technical and human needs of target Hosting Service Providers and their level of awareness of the Terrorist Content Online Regulation. Based on this, in WP2 tools, frameworks and mechanisms will be developed and validated. WP3 will enhance the capacity building of hosting service providers and WP4 will support raising their awareness in relation to compliance duties. Finally, WP5 will disseminate the results of the project.
As a result of the project, targeted hosting service providers will have a better understanding of what is Terrorist Content Online and will be better prepared to deal with it and to comply to the Terrorist Content Online Regulation. This will lead to safer navigation online by reducing the risk of encountering terrorist content online.


The ALLIES project aims at supporting micro and small HSPs in achieving compliance with the new requirements and obligations under the TCO Regulation. To achieve this, ALLIES adopts four main approaches, each of which targeting skill development and innovation. These four pillars will be respectively focused on (1) learning and awareness raising, (2) technical development and adaptation, (3) training and education, and (4) experience sharing and reporting mechanisms. Both the learning and awareness-raising initiatives will further expand the capacity of TCO Regulation by designing a taxonomy of online terrorist-related behaviors. The second pillar will be focused on the development of a specific set of AI-boosted user-friendly tools that will enhance small HSPs capabilities on more accurately recognizing and removing suspicious content. The training and education aspects focus will not only rest on the TCO Regulation content but also on familiarisation activities with the developed tools. The fourth approach aims at creating a safe online environment where end users anonymously share their experiences as well as useful data in addition to a risk assessment module and unified reporting form for terrorist-related content and behaviour. Complementing and cooperating with each other, these four pillars will not only support HSPs, but will also contribute to the fulfilment of the TCO Regulation objectives.


CYBERSPACE is a three-year project, funded through the European Commission’s Internal Security Fund Programme. Starting in December 2021, CYBERSPACE will provide the bigger picture regarding cybercrime in the European Union. By facilitating reporting of cyber attacks, mapping response actions and co-ordinating between LEAs, policy makers and the private sector and across national borders, LEAs‘ capacities to investigate cybercrime will be enhanced. The project consortium consists of eleven partners from eight countries and is co-ordinated by the University of Applied Sciences in Bavaria, Department of Policing. For more information see the CYBERSPACE website.


ALIGNER brings together European actors concerned with Artificial Intelligence (AI), law enforcement, and policing to collectively identify and discuss needs for paving the way for a more secure Europe in which Artificial Intelligence supports law enforcement agencies while simultaneously empowering, benefiting, and protecting the public.


The INDEED project, co-funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme, is a three-year project working on a more efficient evidence-based model for evaluation of radicalisation prevention and mitigation to strengthen first-line practitioners’ and policymakers’ knowledge, capabilities and skills for designing, planning, implementing and evaluating PVE/CVE and de-radicalisation initiatives in an effective and proven manner.


CREST’s overall objective is to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of LEAs intelligence, operation, and investigation capabilities, through the automated detection, identification, assessment, fusion, and correlation of evidence acquired from heterogeneous multimodal data streams. Such data streams include (but are not limited to) Surface/Deep/Dark Web and social media sources and interactions, IoT-enabled devices (including wearable sensors), surveillance cameras (static, wearable, or mounted on UxVs), and seized devices and hard disks.

CREST will achieve this objective by developing an innovative prediction, prevention, operation, and investigation platform that will build upon the concept of multidimensional integration and correlation of heterogeneous multimodal data streams and delivery of pertinent information to different stakeholders in an interactive manner tailored to their needs.


The cyberspace is increasingly used as a medium to illegally fund, recruit, train, and incite individuals against European social and democratic ideals. Behavioural radicalisation online, desensitisation and demoralisation are to be considered as the driving force in the genesis of online criminal attitudes, belief systems, and psychological attributes that move towards accepting, supporting and instigating terrorism.

The core aim of the PROPHETS project is to examine the process of behavioural radicalisation online and how it leads to hate speech, terrorist financing, terrorist-generated content, terrorist recruitment and training.PROPHETS focuses on understanding the process of behavioural radicalisation and addresses the relational dynamics between radical behaviours and the following four key areas, namely – online terrorist-related hate speech,  online terrorist-generated content,  online recruitment and training of terrorism, online financing of terrorism.


popAI aims at fostering a constructive dialogue between the European policymakers, the Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs), and the ordinary citizens. The final goal is to enhance trust in the application of AI and AI-enable mechanisms in the security domain, by increasing awareness, social engagement and gathering knowledge and expertise from multiple sectors.

This approach will offer a unified European view across LEAs (Law Enforcement Agencies), while encouraging the creation of an ecosystem that could provide the structural architecture of a sustainable and inclusive European AI hub for Law Enforcement. Moreover, the project will delineate a roadmap for the implementation of AI systems in the short term (focusing on certification and compliance) and in the long term (addressing potential future scenarios and risks related to the use of AI).


The H2020 project MED1stMR develops innovative mixed reality training technology to combine real-world medical simulators with virtual environments to train medical first responders for their challenges


The vision of the NOTIONES network is to build and maintain a pan-European ecosystem of security and intelligence practitioners in order to (1) monitor technologic opportunities and advancements and best practices and (2) define and refine requirements and standardization needs.

In order to achieve this objective the project, coordinated by TECNALIA, combines the expertise of 29 partners from 21 different countries; including 15 military, civil, financial and judiciary practitioners as well as local, national and international law enforcement agencies.


It develops automated data mining, analytics solutions and an integrated system to detect, retrieve and analyse complex terrorist-related multimedia content and radicalisation


Develops a sustainable framework for Community Policing that effectively addresses and promotes seamless collaboration between the police and the community


Creates models built to better cater for the unexpected; from stock market pricing to the true cost of a country joining and leaving the EU


It promotes the importance of terror victims and former terrorists playing a positive role in preventing radicalisation


It aims to improve existing knowledge of the recruitment processes for organised crime and terrorist networks through an innovative integration between social and computational sciences


It develops a terrorism intelligence platform for LEAs to provide them with fast and reliable information on early prevention of terror related activities, radicalisation and recruitment


An academic research network focused on researching the prevalence, contours, functions, and impacts of Violent Online Political Extremism and responses to it.

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