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
Federal Public Service Finance (FPS Finance) - Belgian Customs and Excise are in charge of protecting civil society, promoting international trade with the control of external borders and ensuring the security of the logistics chain. In order to carry out these tasks the Belgian Customs and Excises work both at the national and international level with other FPS and law enforcement services, mainly in the fields of the fight against fraud, organised crime and terrorism.
The Belgian Customs and Excises will provide feedback on the solutins being developed. They will advise on the most relevant outcomes and inform the partners about any relevant technical, operational and legal constrains that should be taken into account in the project. They will also arrange access to their portal network facilities, which will be integrated into the demonstration of the European network of radiation monitoring portals.