Cluster Projects

Cluster Projects

POLIIICE project was invited to participate into CYBERSPCE Project LEAs Cluster and to join forces along with several other EU Research Projects such as: ALIGNER, Ceasefire Project, DYNAMO Horizon Europe project 101069601, EU-HYBNET, KINAITICS Horizon Europe Project, ODYSSEUS Project, POLIIICE, UNCOVER Project and more. The LEA projects cluster – led by the CYBERSPACE Project – is a synergy of EU-funded projects with common stakeholders and similar objectives in supporting law enforcement against organised crime and terrorism.

The cluster aims to:

➡ Share knowledge in order to support law enforcement against money-laundering, cybercrime, organised crime and terrorism, for example, by webinars for the partners in the cluster.

➡ Leverage our dissemination activities by mentioning the projects in the cluster on our websites, inviting articles from the cluster projects in our newsletter.

➡ Ensure the coherence and complementarity of our recommendations to the EC, LEAs and other stakeholders, as far as possible.

➡ Explore a degree of interoperability or compatibility between our technical platforms, modules and/or services.

➡ Explore synergies, research opportunities and possible joint exploitation activities.

In 2020, cyberattacks cost the global economy €5.5 trillion. They also eroded public trust in institutions and put stress on millions of lives. Despite these threats, most law enforcement agencies and European countries lack the proper systems to track and respond to cybercrime in a timely manner. The project aims to provide policymakers, law enforcement agencies and the private sector with a more comprehensive understanding of cyberattacks and cybercrime in the EU. Insights will be used to develop investigative tools, improve information sharing, and better detection, response and prevention of cybercrime.

CYBERSPACE Project aims at:

* Improving public awareness and stimulating stakeholders to report cyberattacks to LEAs and CERTs

* Developing and enhancing investigative and forensic tools to strengthen the capacity of LEAs to investigate cybercrime and cyberattacks

* Providing LEAs, policymakers and the private sector with a better picture of the extent of cybercrime and cyberattacks in the EU

* Fostering cross-border collaboration between LEAs to improve the efficiency of permanent contact points for cybercrime

* Increasing cooperation between European governments to deliver harmonised policy responses to cybercrime

Novel technologies have presented practitioners with new opportunities to improve the intelligence process, but have also been exploited by actors like terrorists, creating new challenges and threats. Consequently, the timely identification of emerging technologies and analysis of their potential impact, not only on the intelligence community but also on terrorist or criminal organisations, is crucial.

However, time constraints can prevent intelligence practitioners from being updated on the most recent technologies. This can for instance delay efforts to adapt these technologies to the needs of the intelligence community, while also hindering the early definition of counter measures to respond to related changes in the threat landscape. 

In order to address this challenge, NOTIONES, which is deriving its name from a Latin lemma referring to “being informed”, will establish a network to connect researchers and industries with the intelligence community. This network will facilitate exchange on new and emerging technologies but also equip solution providers with insights on the corresponding needs and requirements of practitioners. The so gained findings will be disseminated in periodic reports containing technologic roadmaps, priorities and recommendations for future research projects and development activities.


POLIIICE Project has received funded by the European Union’s Horizon – Research and Innovation Framework Programme, under grant agreement no 101073795