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A Platform for Monitoring and Prediction of Social Impact and Acceptability of Modern Border Control Technology

Call H2020-SU-SEC-2018-2019-2020
Topic SU-BES01-2019: “Human factors, and social, societal, and organisational aspects of border and external security
Type RIA
Reference Grant Agreement No. 883075
Duration September 2020 – August 2023 (36 months)
Budget € 4.997.481,25
Funding € 4.997.481,25

Project Summary

METICOS aims to introduce Big Data Analysis of border control information systems, in order to provide a step-change towards more modern and efficient Smart Border management and towards gaining societal and political acceptance of modern control technologies of EU borders such as “no gate solutions”. It is therefore positioned as an initiative to create a real-time decision-support system with regard to different Smart Border control technologies that empowers two major stakeholder groups within the European border control sector (i.e., travellers and border control authorities & service providers) to ensure user acceptance, secure positive societal impact and maximize border control process efficiency. To this end, the METICOS project will develop a platform that integrates information systems and networks of data sources in order to validate the efficiency and users acceptance of border control technologies like fingerprint and iris scanners. The proposed platform will provide metrics and KPIs to authorities and decision makers, based on a number of independent variables: performance expectancy, effort expectancy, facilitating conditions, physical privacy, accuracy, information privacy, ethical and societal perceptions. METICOS will be demonstrated and validated under real operating conditions. This will involve two pilot implementations executed at five different countries involving real travellers and staff.

The role of Maggioli can be summarized as follows:

  • System Integrator
  • Technological Provider



  • Europea University Cyprus (Cyprus)
  • Institute of Communication and Computer Systems (Greece)
  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Norway)
  • Austrian Institute of Technology (Austria)
  • Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium)
  • Net-U Consultants Ltd. (Cyprus)
  • Siveco Romania (Romania)
  • Maggioli S.p.A. (Italy)
  • ViLabs Ltd (Greece)
  • Johanniter Österreich Ausbildung und Forschung (Austria)
  • Ministry of Interior (Greece)
  • Estonian Police and Border Guard Board (Estonia)
  • Inspectoratul Teritorial al Politiei de Frontiera (Romania)
  • State Border Guard Service (Ukraine)
  • Cyprus Police (Cyprus)

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