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Fight against crime and terrorism

This research topic covers areas such as

  • combatting illicit trafficking (e.g. human, drugs, weapons, nuclear materials, etc.)
  • security of the shipping containers supply chains
  • EU internal security: intensified exchange of security related information, border crossing collaboration ( i.e. law enforcement and intelligence), interoperability of systems and harmonised standards
  • psychology of sects and terror organisations – understanding radicalisation
  • financing of illegal activities
  • analysis of civil unrest and riots
  • functioning of mega-cities e.g. no-go areas
  • use of biometric identifiers
  • protection of soft targets

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Antifraud research at the JRC helps to protect the financial interests of the EU, and all of the citizens of the member states.

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JRC carries out a significant amount of research, and provides the EU with support in the area of illicit trafficking of nuclear including prevention...

Crisis management research at the JRC includes the development of crisis management technologies, satellite image processing and analysis and internet...

Global safety and security research at the JRC provides support to EU policies addressing global security and crisis management. Itincludes...

The JRC develops tools for automatic analysis of open sources from the internet in order to support users in their need to monitor information, detect...

The JRC helps to strengthen the EU capabilities in maritime surveillance, by contributing to the development of the European Border Surveillance...

Today in the world millions of shipping containers constantly travel and cross national borders. Cargo containers are considered as a weak link in the...