Horizon 2020 WP 2018-2020 - border security related topics


The research topics pertaining to WP 2018-2020 of Secure Societies section (Horizon 2020), with relevance for the border security domain, are published on the EC's website at: , as follows:

-pages 35-43 (SU-BES01-2018-2019-2020 - Human factors, and social, societal, and organizational aspects of border and external security; SU-BES02-2018-2019-2020 - Technologies to enhance border and external security and SU-BES03-2018-2019-2020 - Demonstration of applied solutions to enhance border and external security);

-pages 43-48 (SU-GM01-2018-2019-2020: Pan-European networks of practitioners and other actors in the field of security;  SU-GM02-2018-2020 - Strategic pre-commercial procurements of innovative, advanced systems to support security and SU-GM03-2018-2019-2020 - Pre-commercial procurements of innovative solutions to enhance security). 


R&D Topics: 
CommunicationEfficient transfer of high volume of data, including video and images, from mobile (manned or unmanned) platforms to end users, and vice versa from operations centres to field assets Ergonomic and user-friendly wireless mobile communication tools Interconnection of secure communication networks of border guard authorities in neighbouring countries Detection, Identification, AuthenticationAccess control: authentication of documents, people and vehiclesDeception detection Detection of both large and small (fast) boats in maritime environment Detection of people attempting to enter illegallySmall and wide land area intruder detection Verification of document authenticity Information Acquisition and FusionIntelligence-based risk assessment, threat classification and vulnerability assessment models Trend analysis, pattern detection, cross-analysis of databases, optimisation analysisUtilisation of new sources of information for intelligence gathering and situational awareness (blogs, micro- blogs, forums, deep web, other social media) Information Sharing and InteroperabilityIntegrated visa/immigration facilities control systemsInteroperability for information exchange: protocols, schemes, ontologies, topologies, semantic translations and common definitions of contentTechniques to facilitate the exchange of information between non interoperable information systemsTechnology Impact, Acceptance, IntegrationData protection, Fundamental Rights and Social Impact related to the use of technologies at the borderHuman-system optimisationMethods for diffusing and integrating new technologyModelling and simulation capabilities for border control (virtual environments)