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AEsOP

AEsOP (Applied Engagement for Community Participation) was created as part of the UNITY project. UNITY was funded by the European Commission as part of the Horizon 2020 programme for research and innovation under grant agreement number 653729, and was conceived with the intention to develop ICTs that facilitate strengthen and accelerate the communication between citizens …

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SCAAN

The Security Communications and Analysis Network (SCAAN) is a collaboration project being designed and developed by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and CENTRIC. It is a digital platform designed to provide efficient and effective communication and enhanced situational awareness during a crisis for IOM staff and security officers operating in the field. SCAAN provides …

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Rapid Earthquake Risk Assessment and Post-Earthquake Disaster Management Framework for Substandard Buildings in Turkey

This project is funded by the ESPRC through the Newton Fund and in collaboration with the Concrete and Earthquake Engineering Research Group at the University of Sheffield, Istanbul Technical University and Gebze Technical University. The aim of this collaboration is to synergise complementary expertise of leading institutions in Turkey and the UK in the field …

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Post-earthquake Disaster and Risk Management through a Rapid Response Framework for Industrial Zones in Turkey

This project is funded by the British Council through Newton Fund, and in collaboration with the Concrete and Earthquake Engineering Research Group at the University of Sheffield. The overall aim of the project is to develop, for the first time, a rapid seismic risk assessment and management framework for industrial facilities using a systems approach …

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MINDb4ACT

The radicalisation of European citizens towards violent extremism is a potentially devastating process, for the individual, their family, and externally towards society, the state, and the international community. Many parts of the process include a dynamic array of potentially observable behavioural developments, including, but not limited to changes in; attitude, aptitude, beliefs and norms, choice …

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ROBORDER

ROBORDER -autonomous swarm of heterogeneous RObots for BORDER surveillance ROBORDER is a three-year, EU H2020 funded project that aims to develop an intelligent holistic solution for the patrolling and protection of EU borders by  considering the heterogeneity of threats, the wideness of the surveyed area, the adverse weather conditions and the wide range of terrains …

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Erasmus Plus – (ISM-KA)

International Security Management Knowledge Alliance (ISM-KA)  The ISM-KA is an EU funded Erasmus+ project led by CESAM (Centre of Excellence in Public Safety Management) at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. CENTRIC will work in conjunction with CESAM, the Emergency Planning Society, Initiatives, FORMIT, Lapprand Conseil International, the Dutch Police Academy, Estoril Global and …

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TENSOR

TENSOR (Retrieval and Analysis of Heterogeneous Online Content for Terrorist Activity Recognition) is a H2020 funded project that began on the 1st September, 2016. The project aims to provide a powerful terrorism intelligence platform offering LEAs fast, reliable planning and prevention functionalities for the early detection of terrorist activities including radicalisation and recruitment. This will assist LEAs …

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Unity

Unity is a EU Horizon 2020 funded project under the Secure Societies theme of the Fight against Crime and Terrorism on Community Policing in Europe. The vision of Unity is to strengthen the connection between the police and the diverse communities they serve in order to maximise the safety and security of all citizens across …

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AUGGMED

The AUGGMED project is part of the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 program spanning the course of three years.The project will develop a multimodal virtual reality and mixed reality training platform to enable single and team-based training of end-users with different levels of expertise from different organisations responding to terrorist and organised crime threats. The platform …

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UINFC2

The illegal Use of the iNternet In Fighting Cyber Crime (UINFC2), is a two-year European Commission, Directorate General Home Affairs funded project led by the Centre for Security Studies (KEMEA). The strategic objectives of UNIFC2 are: To build and strengthen the capabilities of Law Enforcement Agencies, citizens and EU bodies in order to strategically combat …

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TRANSRAD

Transversal Bridge (TRANSRAD) is a two-year European Commission, Directorate General Home Affairs funded project addressing the emerging threat of transversal terrorist alliances for European nations and communities. TRANSRAD aims to detect and profile the emerging threat of transversal European radical groups and raise the awareness of institutional bodies and civil society at large on the …

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COURAGE

COURAGE (Cybercrime and cyberterrOrism EUropean Research AGEnda), is the 2014 flagship European Commission, Research Executive Agency research project funded under the 7th Framework Programme (Topic SEC-2013.2.5-1). The 2-year grant-funded project commenced during May 2014 and aims to develop a Cyber Crime and Cyber Terrorism research agenda for the European Commission to significantly improve the security …

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ATHENA

ATHENA (Greek goddess – protector of the city and the citizen) The ATHENA project is a grant-funded European Commission, 7th Framework Programme security themed research project, led by West Yorkshire Police. From December 2013, the three year projects aim is to utilise media communications and develop tools to enhance the ability of citizens and first …

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SMART-CV

Social Media Anti-Radicalisation Training for Credible Voices SMART-CV is a projected funded by DG Home Affairs and led by West Yorkshire Police, involving partners from Estonia, Hungary, Bulgaria and Germany. CENTRIC was appointed as the external evaluator of the project after a competitive tendering process. The project aims to develop a table top exercise and …

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ePOOLICE

early Pursuit against Organised crime using envirOnmental scanning, the Law and IntelligenCE systems The ePOOLICE project is funded under European Commission 7th Framework Programme security themed research (Topic SEC-2012.6.3-1) designed to meet the requirement of “Developing an efficient and effective environmental scanning system as part of the early warning system for the detection of emerging …

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CUBIST

Constantly growing amounts of data and an emerging trend of incorporating unstructured data into analytics is bringing new challenges to Business Intelligence (BI). Contemporary BI solutions fall short in the following aspects: First, they focus only on structured data and disregard the increasing amount of information hidden in unstructured data. Secondly, BI users dealing with …

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Geometric Modeling and Pattern Recognition

The Geometric Modelling and Pattern Recognition (GMPR) Research Group pursues original and exciting research in geometric modelling and pattern recognition with a major focus on: fast 3D reconstruction from a single 2D shot using line projection; 3D animation from video sequences; parameterisation of surfaces; image registration. GMPR have developed and patented unique technologies for fast …

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GODIAC

Good practice for dialogue and communication as strategic principles for policing political manifestations in Europe (GODIAC). Godiac is a European Commission grant funded research project aimed at establishing a pan-European approach for policing manifestations through dialogue, communication and transparency. The aim of project Godiac is to create a common approach for policing demonstrations. To support …

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Odyssey

Odyssey is a European Commission grant funded research project which tackles the problem of analysing crime and ballistics data taken from disparate heterogeneous ballistic systems across Europe Union Member States. The partnership consortium involves twelve members including police representatives from Servizio Polizia Scientifica (Italy), West Midlands Police (UK) representing the National Ballistic Programme, Garda Siochana …

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e-Safe

The Yorkshire-Safe team is a unique partnership between Sheffield Hallam University, SOCA (Serious and Organised Crime Agency), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), West Yorkshire Police, South Yorkshire Police, North Yorkshire Police, Humberside Police, People United Against Crime (PUAC) and Yorkshire Forward.  The Yorkshire-Safe team established e-Safe in response to discovering that most of the …

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Franco-British Comparative Analysis of Riots

Under the auspices of the Franco-British Collaborative Workshop Scheme, jointly established by the AHRC, ESRC, CNRS and Ministere de l’enseignement Superieur et de la Recherche, a number of workshops were conducted bringing together French and British academics. The purpose of the workshops was to discuss the recent riots in the French banlieues and corresponding riots …