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
The Border Police Directorate of the Croatian Ministry of the Interior monitors and coordinates the implementation of measures and solutions in the performance of police affairs at the state border, airports and seaports open to international traffic, territorial sea and inland waters, inland waterways, monitors and harmonises the application of regulations on state border control and carries out tasks in connection of illegal migration, develops and monitors indicators of performance and performance, identifies risks, monitors the set of specific goals set out in strategic plans.
The Ministry of the Interior participates in the project as a partner of the Ruđer Bošković Institute, and as a role is also the monitoring of the transport of equipment across the state border with the required documentation.