The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) is the Law Enforcement Agency (LEA) in Northern Ireland with responsibility for policing and security. Established in 2001, it replaced the RUC GC as part of the overall Belfast peace agreement implementation. For the PSNI, keeping people safe is the main priority; Policing with the Community is how they do it. For the PSNI, policing with the Community is about understanding and responding to the human impact of policing and is at the very centre of the delivery of operational policing in Northern Ireland.
The Centre for Research and Technology-Hellas (CERTH), founded in 2000, is the only research centre in Northern Greece and one of the largest in the country. CERTH has important scientific and technological achievements in many areas including: Energy, Environment, Industry, Mechatronics, Information & Communication, Transportation & Sustainable Mobility, Health, Agro-biotechnology, Smart farming, Safety & Security, as well as several cross-disciplinary scientific areas. Today CERTH includes the following five institutes: (a) Chemical Process & Energy Resources Institute (CPERI), (b) Information Technologies Institute (ITI), (c) Hellenic Institute of Transport (HIT), (d) Institute of Applied Biosciences (INAB), (e) Institute for Research and Technology Thessaly (IRETETH). Out of those, CERTH participates in this project through ITI.
CENTRIC (Centre of Excellence in Terrorism, Resilience, Intelligence & Organised Crime Research) is a multi-disciplinary and end-user orientated research body, located within the Cultural, Communication and Computing Research Institute (C3RI) at Sheffield Hallam University. The strategic aim of CENTRIC is to develop the intersection between four key stakeholders in the security domain: Citizens, Law Enforcement Agencies (LEA’s), Industry and Academia. The mission of CENTRIC is to provide a platform for researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and the public, to focus on applied research in the Security domain. CENTRIC has close links with local, national and international LEA’s and security specialist groups and is currently collaborating with a number of law enforcement agencies and leading technology providers. The centre builds on over six years of work by a range of colleagues across government, academia and the private sector. The CENTRIC team has experience of coordinating more than 20 independent EU and International research projects.
Cybercrime Research Institute (CRI) is an independent research institute and think tank based in Cologne, Germany. The mission of the CRI is to provide legal research and advisory that goes beyond state of the art. To ensure highest standards the institute incorporates a large network of researchers in different parts of the world and including subject matter experts with extensive experience in different fields of Cybercrime, Terrorist Use of the Internet and Cybersecurity.
The European Organisation for Security (EOS) was created in 2007 by European private sector providers from all domains of security solutions and services. Its members represents all relevant domains of the economy (ICT-Information and Communication Technologies, civil security, energy, transport, finance, services and research) across 13 different European countries.
Selex ES (SES), a Finmeccanica company, is an international leader in electronic and information technologies for defence systems, aerospace, data, infrastructures, land security and protection and sustainable solutions. The company’s technical approach is characterised by a focus on through-life solutions that are flexible, adaptable and responsive across the life cycle. In addition, SES is committed to continuous innovation and invests approximately 17% of annual revenues in research and development. Alongside core domestic operations and corporate headquarters in Italy and the UK, SES has an established industrial and commercial footprint in the United States, Germany, Turkey, Romania, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, India and the United Arab Emirates. With a workforce of 17,000 people and total revenues in excess of €3.2 billion, SES is entrusted by its customers and partners to deliver solutions for a safer, smarter and more secure society. SES promotes technology and application convergence by providing solutions across IT, communications, automation, physical and cyber security. SES has strong technical know-how and commercial interest in turn key solutions in the fields of law enforcement, solutions for cyber and physical security, CNI protection, intelligence and territory control. SES is provider in the field of cyber security, cyber defence and law enforcement to major national and European customers.
Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) was established in 1990 as a public university with a strong dedication to excellence in research and teaching. It is the top Spanish university in the World University Rankings of the Times Higher Education (THE) and ranks 12th worldwide in the 100 under 50 ranking of the same source. UPF is also the most productive university in Spain in terms of research outcome and attraction of funding (142 European FP7 projects, 22 ERC Grants). Thus, it sums up 10% of the total funding obtained by Spanish universities in FP7. The Department of Information and Communication Technologies (DTIC), which was created in 1999, is organized around 16 research groups, which cover a broad range of ICT fields in biomedical and cognitive sciences, computation, and networks. Four of these groups form the Center for Autonomous Intelligent Systems and Neuro-Robotics (N-RAS). The department has also an important track record of active participation and in EU projects, including coordination (a total of 66 FP7 projects and 10 other projects in non-FP7 program such as CIP, Ambient Assisted Living and the Lifelong Learning Program). DTIC is the Spanish university department with the largest number of ERC grants (10), and is part of the FET Flagship initiative The Human Brain Project.
The Study Department Police is located in Fürstenfeldbruck and in Sulzbach Rosenberg. Now there are about 800 students at the campus. It trains the students for the career of the professional and executive level of the Police Enforcement Service (Police Force / Constabulary or Criminal Investigation Police Department). Because of a later possible change from the police service in uniform to the service within the criminal investigation department and vice versa, there are no special fields of subjects installed at the Study Department.
RINICOM (RINI) is a leading manufacturer of mobile communications systems for security applications, including COFDM IP Mesh Broadband Wireless Systems, advanced user terminals (including Android-based implementations) and surveillance systems. RINI rapidly gained recognition as a leading edge technology company upon the creation of became a de facto industry standard for covert wireless surveillance applications.
The Center for Security Studies (KEMEA) has been established as the Hellenic Ministry of Interior (former Ministry of Public Order and Citizen Protection) think tank on security policies. KEMEA is a scientific, consulting and research agency, whose purpose is to conduct theoretical and applied research and to produce studies, particularly at a strategic level, on issues concerning security policies. KEMEA also provides advisory and consulting services to the Ministry and other Public and Private authorities on these issues. KEMEA up to now has been participating in many funded Projects of the FP7, H2020, DG HOME and ESA. It has represented the Greek Government to the European Research and Innovation Forum (ESRIF) of the European Commission and is a Member to the Board of Directors of the European Organization for Security (EOS). KEMEA has been appointed in 2011 (Presidential Decree No39/06.05.2011) as the “National Contact Point” for the protection of European Critical Infrastructures (“EPCIP contact point”) in compliance of Directive 114/2008.
Thales is a global technology leader in the Aerospace, Transportation, Defence and Security markets. In 2014, the company generated revenues of €13 billion with 61,000 employees in 56 countries. With more than 25,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design, develop and deploy equipment, systems and services that meet the most complex security requirements. Thales has an exceptional international footprint, with operations around the world working with customers and local partners. Thales Communications & Security (TCS) is an entity within the Thales Group addressing multiple domains such as wireless communications, IP networks, network administration, cyber & critical infrastructure security or command & control (C2) system integration, in particular intelligence C2.
West Yorkshire for Innovation (WyFi) is a unique police innovation team. Created by the Police and Crime Commissioner of West Yorkshire, the purpose of WyFi is to explore opportunities for encouraging innovation and to increase investment in local communities, which is vital at a time when pressures on policing and community safety services have never been greater.
The Police and Crime Commissioner for West Yorkshire (OPCC) in the UK is Mr Mark-Burns Williamson OBE, duly elected by the communities of West Yorkshire during 2013. The OPCC is responsible for the totality of policing in West Yorkshire. He has primary legal duty of making sure that West Yorkshire has an efficient and effective police force delivered by holding the Chief Constable of West Yorkshire to account, setting and updating a police and crime plan and engaging meaningfully with the public and the communities he serves to ensure all the communities of West Yorkshire are safer and feel safer. The OPCC is responsible for policing, not only at a local level, but also for policing issues that span larger geographical areas such as counter-terrorism, civil emergencies, public order, cyber crime and cyber security.
The Belgian police services are a key component of the Government’s security policy, which pursuant to the law aims at providing a proper service to the population. The organisation of the Belgian police forces is innovative within the concept of an ‘integrated police’.
Within the Department of Interior of the Government of Catalonia, Mossos d’Esquadra (PG-ME) is the police force with full jurisdiction in the territory of Catalonia (Spain), a region with more than 7 million inhabitants. Nowadays Mossos d’Esquadra has 17.080 police officers divided in several central and regional departments that give service to all Catalonia.
The Mossos d’Esquadra Counter Terrorism Service has the responsibility of fighting terrorism in Catalonia. It focuses on two major activities: antiterrorism judicial police functions and the generation of intelligence related to terrorist phenomenon and Islamist radicalization. Different Units are specialized in activities such as strategic and operational analysis of terrorist activity, Internet crawling for detecting persons showing indicators of radicalization, intensive monitoring of social networks and websites with radical content.
Linguatec (LT) is an SME company, founded 1992 in Munich, Germany. With a dedicated team of computational linguists, language experts and computer scientist, LT develops innovative language technology solutions which enable people throughout the world to increase their productivity and communication.
The National Crime Agency (NCA) leads UK law enforcement’s fight to cut serious and organised crime. They have national and international reach and the mandate and powers to work in partnership with other law enforcement organisations to bring the full weight of the law to bear on serious and organised criminals.