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, 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
CEA is the French Atomic and Alternative Energy Commission, a leading European RTO with almost 20 000 employees and 9 centres in France. CEA is active in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defence and security, information technologies and health technologies.
CEA LIST is one of the three institutes of the CEA Tech division and is the project coordinator. It will also be deeply involved in the R&D, in several different work packages. CEA LIST will work on RRTNIS to unfold the spectra acquired by a set of detectors, to get the list and the proportion of relevant atoms in a voxel of the container. It will also will develop the photofission measurement technique and will work closely with BERTIN to develop a new system for detecting and identifying radionuclides.