FLEXI-cross Project actively participated in the fourth edition of the Projects to Policy Seminar, an annual event jointly organized by DG HOME and REA.
This seminar serves as a platform for newly launched projects to engage with policy stakeholders. The Seminar was a great opporutnity for FLEXI-cross project to show how to increase security and reliability of EU border checks for people and goods, while enhancing and improving the border management capabilities, through the development, deployment and validation of a toolkit of innovative border-checking solutions, in real operational environments, addressing road, rail and port borders.
Participants were organized into thematic areas such as Fighting crime and terrorism & Infrastructure (FCT/INFRA), Strengthened Security Research and Innovation (SSRI), Disaster-resilient societies (DRS), and Border management (BM).
Dr Giuseppe Vella, FLEXI-cross Project Coordinator participated in the seminar and explained the challenges faced by the freight and passengers transport industry, which is directly affecting the overall european economy. In addition, Dr Vella presented the project objectives and the its concept.
Dr Vella, engaged with 2 similar projects, iSEAMORE and ODYSSEUS, represented by Mr Ricard Munnè from ATOS project coordinator for iSEAMORE project and Mrs Monica Florea from SIMAVI project coordinator ODYSSEUS project. Together, they discussed the way forward for creating synergy between the 3 projects to increase the public awerness, collaboration and to disseminate the project results and communicate the organisation meetings or events organised by the 3 projects, aiming to attract more targeted audience.
In addition, and during the second day of the seminar, FLEXI-cross has participated in an open session with other projects not strictly related areas such as FCT, and ENG came in contact with the project coordinators of TENSOR and TENACITY that manages biometric authentication and algorithms respectively for forensic purposes and for fighting crimes committed during cross borders.
Finaly, it is of utmost importance to state that the discussion and meetings held with other project representatives will help FLEXI-cross project in improving its cutting-edge solutions and fostering collaboration and synergies with other stakeholders, agencies and authorities.