Border TechNet is a web-based platform for sharing, exchanging and disseminating information in the field of Research and Development in the border-security domain.
- maritime surveillance
- aviation security
- Blood vessels
- open source intelligence
- fingerprint recognition
- hidden persons
- Data Protection
- Schengen Accession Process
- Information Acquisition and Fusion
- 2nd Technical Border Surveillance Working Group meeting and workshop on Best Practices and Technical Challenges
- Joint Operations
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The concept of border management hinges on the tension between the need to prevent undesirable people and goods from crossing borders and the economic vitality that a country gains through trade and travel. Building on the concept of border management, this Perspective proposes opportunities to strengthen security while simultaneously improving the flow of licit travelers and goods through national policies, programs, regulations, and activities.
Security and the economy are top concerns for Europeans. The security research funded by the European Union under Horizon 2020 brings both improved security and better industrial performance. Focused research enhances security by developing technologies and tools that meet the real needs of those on the front line of dealing with threats such as terrorism, cybercrime, weapons and human trafficking, as well as natural disasters. Security research is helping European industry stand its ground against strong competition from the United States and Asia. More, however, needs to be done in this area and the European Commission is working to promote better take-up by industry of research results.