NEWS - 4 Apr 2023

Transcrime has been awarded the VANGUARD and FALCON projects under the Horizon Europe program

Transcrime has been awarded as a partner two new European projects in the security sector, Vanguard and Falcon. These projects are funded by the European Commission under the Horizon Europe program. 

  • The Vanguard project (adVANced technoloGical solutions coupled with societal-oriented Understanding and AwaReness for Disrupting trafficking in human beings) aims to strengthen the fight against trafficking in human beings (THB) by disrupting the chain of criminal activities at an early stage and addressing the culture of impunity. To this end, advanced technologies and Artificial Intelligence will be used to detect and prevent THB activities through an analysis of online multimedia content and multimodal flows, as well as research and awareness-raising activities, international cooperation and by supporting evidence-based policymaking. 

Among the consortium partners, together with Transcrime, the project involves institutes and research centers (e.g. Institute of Communication and Computer Systems, University of Gothenburg, University of Valencia, Kemea), companies operating in the technology and data analytics sector (e.g. Certh, Engineering, ATOS), SMEs and public authorities from different European countries (e.g. Spain, Moldova, Greece, Estonia, Romania). 

  • The Falcon project (Fight Against Large-scale Corruption and Organised Crime Networks) aims to address the challenges that emerge from the increasingly complex corruption landscape, making use of comprehensive corruption intelligence pictures and with a data-driven approach. First, objective indicators of corruption will be developed to inform policy decisions; then, data analytics tools, data pipelines and applications will be designed and implemented, to support intelligence activities, risk assessment, policy making and anticorruption law enforcement. 

Beyond Transcrime, the consortium involves other research centres and universities (e.g. Fraunhofer Institute, Government Transparency Institute, University of Gotheborg), IT and data analytics companies (e.g. Engineering, Vicomtech, ABI-LAB) and law enforcement and anti-corruption authorities from various European countries (e.g. France, Poland, Serbia).