Most organisations and individuals in ENTRANCE have already collaborated through previous successful EU funded projects such as C-BORD, CORE, CONTAIN, EUROSKY and are reuniting their capabilities to build the value chain of NII for effective border controls. A further strength of the consortium is the participation of five practitioners - Border Guards Authorities and/or Customs Authorities - readily engaged to defining the requirements and testing the solutions onsite. Besides technical aspects, the ENTRANCE solution will have been designed by customs, for customs.
The ENTRANCE partners combine a range of expertise as briefly described below:
Practitioners: Ministry of Finance - Customs Administration, Croatia, Financial Directorate of the Slovak Republic, National Customs Agency of Bulgaria, Belgian Customs and Excise and the Ministry of Interior, Croatia are Border Guards Authorities or Customs Authorities. Practitioners with expertise on customs’ requirements and challenges related to container inspection at Border Control Points
Experts: Joint Research Center, Center for the Study of Democracy and Michael Doherty Customs and Border Security Services all have expertise in technology assessment, practitioner requirements, ethical and sociological issues
Service provider: ARTTIC handles both the project management and communication and dissemination activities to ensure that the project results deliver a strong impact to relevant stakeholders
As a key player in the field of technological innovation since 1956, Bertin Technologies provides turnkey equipment, on-demand systems and first-class customer service for high-added value markets: Nuclear and Health Physics, Defence and Security, Life Sciences, Space and Big Science.
Bertin is developing a joint monitoring system consisting in Radiation Portal Monitors of different types/technologies, in order to create a Trans-European RPM Network. In collaboration with CEA, Bertin intends to improve RPM systems by integrating a high speed detection capability for moving objects up to 24km/h. It is also aiming to improve NORM identification algorithms to achieve a new-generation of RPMs.