Second Consortium Meeting in Malta

Second Consortium Meeting in Malta

The RED-Alert project is getting close to completing its first year. In preparation for next year, we held our 2nd consortium meeting in Malta on March 7-8, 2018.

In addition to the participation of all consortium partners, two external advisory board members also attended the meeting:

–          Nate Cardozo – Staff Attorney on the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s digital civil liberties team

–          Asher Ben Artzi – Former Director of INTERPOL & International Operations at the Israeli National Police

The meeting was opened by Monica Florea, Head of Unit European Projects at SIVECO, who presented the project overview and the importance of this project in the world today, the KPIs to be followed in order to ensure project success, and also the objectives of this consortium meeting:

  • Status of the work and next steps to be followed until the first project review (first week of December 2018)
  • Challenges in the implementation of the project, Constraints, Issues, Opportunities and Risks
  • Communicating needs from other partners, improving coordination and mutual support
  • Create a shared vision by the technical partners of the RED-Alert project implementation and Architecture
  • Create a common understanding of the working procedures
  • Detailed status of the deliverables due in next three months (short term) and the planning for all deliverables due November 2018
  • EAB members expertise and contribution to project success

The partners presented, one by one, the work packages, the work that had been done and the arrangements for the future.

During the meeting a lot of discussions were done between the different partners who were evaluating the needs of the LEA’s, the limitations of the technology and current trends in the radicalization world, in order to fine-tuning the project’s characteristics, including the languages that will be covered as well as the internet platforms.

Special attention was given to the moral and legal aspects of the process and the final toll that should be used by the community for radicalization early stage detection.