EU borders are constantly faced with various challenges. CRiTERIA will develop a novel risk analysis methodology that builds upon existing models while also introducing innovative, more complex, and compelling indicators, which overcome important limitations of current solutions. Furthermore, we will propose and evaluate advanced intelligent analysis technologies and tools tailored to the newly developed indicators. This holistic CRiTERIA risk and vulnerability analysis framework for border agencies will consider ethical, legal, and societal aspects from the very beginning.
EU borders are constantly faced with a multiplicity of challenges, from increased waves of illegal migration to human trafficking, document fraud, terrorism, smuggling, and public health threats. In the CRiTERIA project we will develop a novel risk analysis methodology, which is, on the one hand, clearly rooted and builds upon existing methodology such as CIRAM and, on the other hand introduces novel more complex and effective indicators, which overcome important limitations of existing models. Such extended risk and vulnerability analysis methodology has to be backed by effective intelligent analysis technology.
Building upon existing text, media, data and network analysis technology, in CRiTERIA, we will develop and evaluate advanced analysis technologies and tools that are tailored to the new comprehensive threat indicators of the CRiTERIA methodology. Particular focus will be put on the role of narratives, events, attitudes, and the vulnerability of borders and humans. Furthermore, we will provide semiautomatic tools and methods for validating risk-related evidence, identifying risk propagation and their interlinking. With this, we intend to support decision processes in risk analysis in an innovative way.
When developing this holistic CRiTERIA risk and vulnerability analysis framework for border agencies ethical, legal and societal aspects will be considered from the very beginning. The methodology will be developed in close collaboration with practitioners from border agencies, which will also validate the developed methods and technologies in piloting activities. For achieving its goals CRiTERIA brings together an interdisciplinary team of experts including researchers in the fields of security and risk analysis, in the field of data and media analysis and in the field of ethics, law and societal aspects, as well as border agencies, NGOs and companies.
The CRiTERIA project has received funding from the European Union ‘s Horizon 2020 research and innovation action program under grant agreement No. 101021866.