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Vicomtech is an applied research technology centre specialised in Artificial Intelligence, Visual Computing & Interaction.
At Vicomtech, we research and develop digital technologies always attending to market demand and providing innovative solutions to companies.
At the management level, Vicomtech has its own methodology based on proven models that guarantee the optimisation of processes and the transfer of technology to companies in a transparent manner.
Vicomtech has various certifications and recognitions such as HR Excellence in Research, ISO14001, ISO 9001 and UNE 166002.

HiperSfera Platform leverages its proprietary unmanned airship technology, either in moored or free flying configuration, to provide a robust industrial-grade payload capability.

HiperSfera airship is designed for a slow flight or hovering, all-weather long-endurance operations and mission specific payloads. The HiperSfera System achieves its peak efficiency when used in a fleet configuration, providing a real-time coverage of a large ground surface.

AUDIO-VIDEO TREND’s field of work is designing and manufacturing top-of-the-range communication and accessory equipment for safe and trouble-free operation in extreme and special working conditions.

The company AUDIO-VIDEO TREND is a young company, but it is based on 18 years of experience and work. With our partners, we have over 40 years of experience and professional knowledge in audio, video and data communication.
DIAN operates in the advanced tertiary sector as a technical service provider in the engineering sector.
Its activities are geared to providing remote sensing services of natural phenomena and non-destructive infrastructure monitoring services and products with the use of GNSS and space-borne and/or ground based interferometric radar sensors.
Its activities are focused on signal processing of GNSS and SAR data and prototyping new radar sensors.
Dirigent Acoustics LLC is a leading company specialized in providing expert assistance in acoustics in Southeastern Europe.
Since its foundation in 2007, it has established itself as a well-known research company in its field.
Always working on continuously improving and successfully presenting its achievements on the world stage in science and technology, Dirigent Acoustics LLC aims to tackle contemporary challenges by finding innovative ways to improve the quality of life in the domain of their expertise.
 
Advanced Integrated Technology Solutions & Services (ADDITESS) Ltd (www.additess.com) is a Cyprus-based Small Medium Enterprise (SME) established in 2011.
 
ADITESS is a scientific, consulting, and research company whose purpose is to conduct theoretical and applied research and to produce studies, at strategic and tactical level, on issues concerning Security policies, Critical Infrastructure Protection, Transportation security and Border management (monitoring and surveillance), modelling solutions and to develop state of the art applied Security Solutions in the above-mentioned areas
 
The Digital Image and SignalProcessing Laboratory (DISPLAY, www.display.tuc.gr)of TUC is involved in research on signal/image processing, analysis and data mining with applications in imaging systems,integrated automationandbiomedical data analysis.
Indicative research interests include Video Surveillance and Monitoring Applications, including Environmental Monitoring & Early-Detection Systems, Real time video transmission over networks, Geometric Growth Models, Interaction Networksand Biological and Biomolecular Signal Exploratory Analysis.
Particular expertise is expressed in stochastic pattern recognition, feature extraction and data fusion approaches, with concepts of data bootstrapping, permutation and stabilization for ensuring the regularization and generalization of machine learning algorithms.

The Institute Mihailo Pupin (IMP, www.pupin.rs) is a leading Serbian R&D institution in information and communication technologies, the largest and the oldest    in the whole Southeastern Europe.

At IMP projects of critical national importance have been conducted, combining systems engineering and information technology to develop innovative solutions in the area of automation and control, telecommunications and computer networks, knowledge  and  content  technologies  and applications,   e-government,   e-business,   e-learning,   etc. IMP’s  ISO  9001,  14001,  18001,  Quality   Assurance Certificates guaranty that customers value and quality expectations are met. Leading world companies such as Raytheon, Texas Instruments, BASF, Motorola, NCR and Philips had benefited from IMP’s solutions and services.

The IMP is also the most successful Serbian institute when it comes to internationally funded research.

Software Imagination & Vision S.R.L. (SIMAVI) is a large company, a newly established spin-off company of SIVECO Romania SA –a large software company established in 1992. SIMAVI has inherited all the assets related to the software development activities, the related experience in the field, the implementation teams, the certificates and the authorizations held by SIVECO Romania SA.

SIMAVI has taken over also the software products and projects references from the following fields of activity: R&D, Education & Training, e-Health, Security, Customised Applications, ERP & BI, Customs, and Government.SIMAVI will pursue with a significant experience and an exceptional track record in R&D&I projects, being involved as technological provider and as coordinator inmany European and national research projects.

Moreover, SIMAVI will continue the outstanding reputation of SIVECO, in international markets, by developing successful projects together with several international companies. SIMAVI provides services on the whole life cycle of projects: analysis of users’ requirements, design, development, testing, implementation, end-users training and technical assistance, and system maintenance. SIMAVI staff consists of IT specialists covering all stages of projects development: analysts, business consultants, system architects, programmers for different platforms, implementers, testers, DBAs, data analysts, accredited trainers.

The Center for Security Studies (KEMEA) is a think tank on homeland security policies and an established research center  since  2005 within  the  Hellenic  Ministry  of  Interior  aiming  to  support  security  policy  implementations  in Greece at a strategic level.
KEMEA  is  actively  involved  in: 
(a)  Research  and  development  in  the  context  of  implementation  of  National  and European  projects    under  the  topics  of  physical  and  cyber  security  and  civil  protection,  in  close  cooperation  with LEAs, working under the auspices of the Ministry of Citizen Protection, civil protection national, regional and local authorities;
(b) Training of practitioners in new systems and technologies;
(c) Certification of practitioners in private security  professions  at  national  level; 
(d)  Organization  of  table-top  and  field  exercises  to  test  and  evaluate preparedness and response of public services, organizations and authorities to emergencies and crises.
KEMEA also provides advisory and consulting services to the Ministry of Citizen Protection, as well as other Public and Private authorities, on safety and security issues.
KEMEA’s researchers are specialized in various topics such as: Border Management and Surveillance, Smart Borders, Crisis Management,  Emergency Response,  GIS, Hazardous Materials,  Information Security, Cyber Security, Cyber Crime, Information Systems,  Telecommunications,  Ad  Hoc  Networks,  Civil  Protection,  Operational  Readiness Exercises, Statistics, International Relations, Transportation Security and European Policy,Procurements, Law and Ethics, Dissemination, Communication & Exploitation etc. 

The Hellenic Police is subordinated to the Ministry of Public Order and Citizen Protection.

The Hellenic Police assumed its present structure in 1984 when the Gendarmerie (Chorofylaki) and the Urban Police Forces (Astynomia Poleon) were merged (Law 1481/1-10-1984, Government Gazette 152 A). Hellenic Police (Elliniki Astynomia) is a Law Enforcement Agency according to the Law nr. 4249/2014 and its mission is to:

  1. ensure peace and order as well as citizens’ unhindered social development, a mission that includes general policing duties and traffic safety
  2. prevent and interdict crime as well as to protect the State and the democratic form of government within the framework of constitutional order, a mission that also includes the implementation of public and state security policy
  3. prevent illegal border crossing as well as to enforce the legal framework in which immigrants are allowed to live and work in the country.

Hellenic Police is comprised of both central and regional Services. Hellenic Police’s headquarters is the supreme authority over these Services.

Its efforts center on the fulfillment of the Force’s mission, within the framework of the Ministry of Interior`s policy. For this reason, it schedules, directs, oversees and monitors the activities of its Services, and it ensures the necessary conditions for the exercise of its authority.

In its continuous mission to serve and protect citizens, Hellenic Police has responded to our times’ demands and challenges by improving training, adopting a modern crime prevention policy, better utilizing science and technology and by exploiting international law enforcement cooperation.

Chief Directorate Border Police (CDBP) is one of the chief directorates withinthe Ministry of Interior, Republic of Bulgaria.

It is a national specialized structure with protective, preventiveand investigative functions.

Its main purpose is to perform border control and protection of the state borders of the Republic of Bulgaria.

The total length of Bulgaria’s borders is 2368 km. Out of them, EU external borders are 1225 km, with 412 km seaborder and 813 km land border.

The Bulgarian Border Police is a centralized unit with well defined organizational structure and three levels of governance:

  1. The first level is the Chief Directorate Border Police HQ, responsible for the overall management and coordination of the Border Police national, regional and local units.
  2. The second level consists of 7 /seven/ Regional Directorates Border Police, each responsible for a specific border (land borders with Serbia, North Macedonia, Greece, Turkey and Romania, the Black Sea border and International airports).
  3. The third level includes 37 /thirty-seven/ local Border Police Units with 35 /thirty-five/ Border Crossing Points (BCPs) and 2 /two/ Border Police Vessels Bases located respectively on the Danube riverand at the Black sea (near the city of Burgas).

In line with Schengen best practices, CDBP has a specialized Air Surveillance Unit.

The Bulgarian Border Police plays a crucial role in safeguarding EU’s external borders. Its efforts are focused on enhancing the effectiveness of border control and prevention ofillegal migration, as an indispensable part of the integrated border management.

The human and technical resources dedicated to border control are conditioned by the intensity and profile of travelers’ flow, assessment of threats and risk analysis.

The Bulgarian Border Police deploys adequate infrastructure, equipment and modern technical devices in its efforts to combat illegal migration, trafficking in human beings and cross-border crime. CDBP remain committed and react in due time if new trends occur or if there is a shifting of the route, what were the expectations of most European partners.

Timisoara Border Police Territorial Inspectorate is the regional structure, subordinated to the General Inspectorate of Border Police,which is responsible for the border surveillance and border crossing check at the border with:
  • the Republic of Bulgaria within a length of 28 km;
  • the Republic of Serbia within a length of 546.4 km;
  • the Republic of Hungary within a length of 50 km;
Timisoara Border Police Territorial Inspectorate is led by a chief inspector, assisted by two deputies and it is organized at internal level, on units, offices and compartments specialized on activity domains, with the main role of preventing and countering illegal migration and othercross-border crimes.

Inspectoratul General al Poliției de Frontieră al Ministerului Afacerilor Interne (The General Inspectorate of Border Police of the Ministry of Internal Affairs) is the administrative authority, subordinated to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Moldova, which has the mission to implement the state policy in the field of integrated management of the state border of the Republic of Moldova in order to achieve its effective control by addressing the challenges related to risks and threats likely to compromise national security, thus contributing to the fight against cross-border crime, ensuring a high level of security, with full respect for fundamental rights, and ensuring at the same time, free movement of persons.

  • The GIBP MIA performs its functions in the following fields of activity:
  • Surveillance and control of the state border crossing;
  • Maintaining the state border regime, the border area regime and the regime at the state border crossing points;
  • Combating illegal migration and cross-border crime;
  • Ensuring aeronautical security.

The state border control is carried out by the General Inspectorate of Border Police of the Republic of Moldova through its central structures, the BPS “Chisinau International Airport” and five Regional Directorates (Center, North, West, South and East). The Regional Directorates include 44 Border Police Sectors that carry out their legal competences along the state border through their 81 Border Crossing Points. The total length of the state border of the Republic of Moldova is 1906 km, out of which 1017,3 km on land and 888,3 km on water.

The establishment of Ukrainian nationality occurred simultaneously with the development of the national border agency, solution to issues of state border control, its legal registration and infrastructure development.

Since 1991, the border agency of Ukraine was an actor of national security providing system and within its powers exercised considerable volume of measures under the Law.

Since 2003, the Administration of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine is the legal successor of the State Committee of Ukraine’s border protection.

The State Border Committee of the Republic of Belarus (hereinafter referred to as the State Border Committee) is a republican state administration body that implements state border policy, ensures border security, carries out regulation and management in this area, coordinates the activities of state bodies and other organizations in the field of state border policy and border security. The main tasks of the State Border Committee are:
  • ensuring border security, including through the exercise of powers in the field of state border policy;
  • organization of protection of the State border of the Republic of Belarus (hereinafter referred to as the State Border), with the exception of protection of the State border in the airspace;
  • management of border guards;
  • arranging for individuals to cross the State border at checkpoints across the State Border (hereinafter referred to as the checkpoint), with the exception of checkpoints at which border control is carried out by customs authorities and outside checkpoints;
  • organization of the passage through the State border of goods at points of simplified access through the State border;
  • prevention, detection and suppression of offenses that pose a threat to border security, as well as the causes and conditions that contributed to them;
  • comprehensive support of operational-service and other activities of the border guard agencies; organization and implementation of delimitation, demarcation and verification of the passage of the State border, organization of the content of the State border, coordination of activities of state bodies and other organizations in this area;
  • implementation of state policy in the field of ideology and work with personnel in the border guard agencies;
  • fulfillment of other tasks stipulated by legislative acts.

Interakcia Foundation is a non-governmental non-profit organization.

Since 2006, it has been creating and improving conditions for sustainable development of cities and regions of Belarus.

Interakcia has partners among NGOs, local authorities, state and public organizations, research institutions, entrepreneurs, citizens and their communities in Belarus, Eastern Partnership and European countries. Interakcia’s expertise and competences include project development and management, communication and stakeholder engagement, sustainable urban development and planning, climate change mitigation and adaptation, environmental education, and social inclusion.

MITLA –The Malta IT Law Association is a voluntary organisation established in Malta in which incorporates a number of lawyers and professionals working in the IT Law sectors.

The organisation was set up in order to:

  • Promote the advancement and development of information technology law, including but not solely limited to computer law, internet law, electronic communications law, information law, electronic commerce law, remote gaming law and cybercrime, (here in after referred to as “ICT Law”) in Malta and the advancement of Malta as an international centre of excellence in ICT Law.
  • Actively research, discuss and circulate information on legal developments taking place on the international plane and within the European Union with respect to ICT Law and the knowledge economy.
  • Promote with international and regional organisations or associations and other national government and non-government bodies legislative and regulatory changes related to ICT Law and to consider together with these entities proposals for legislative interventions having the same aim;
  • To afford opportunities for the discussion and consideration of matters of interest to members of the Association and to undertake or assist in the preparation of legal instruments and papers in respect of such matters.
  • To collect and circulate statistical and other information of interest to the members of the Association and to form a collection of publications and documents accessible to the members of the Association. 

The Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH) is one of the largest research centres of Greece with well-organized facilities and highly qualified staff.

It functions under the supervision of the General Secretariat for Research and Technology of the Hellenic Ministry of Development. The Foundation, with its high quality research results as well as its valuable socioeconomic contribution, makes it one of the top research centres internationally.

FORTH-ICS will mainly focus its effort for the development of the multi-sensing framework and data processing methods and tools for the project based on the requirement gathered.