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
Ruder Boskovic Institute is a national centre with a tradition in nuclear science research. It employs 550 academics and students from the fields of experimental and theoretical physics, chemistry and materials physics, organic and physical chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology and medicine, environmental and marine research and computer science and electronics.
Working as a third party in ENTRANCE, the Laboratory for Nuclear Analytical Research (LNAM) at the Experimental Physics Department of RBI has been involved in the development of neutron sensors for container inspections and other applications for the last 20 years. The LNAM will contribute to the development and testing of the nuclear and atomic technologies and the evaluation of doses and dosimeters’ responses, including radiation protection in complex radiation fields consisting of neutrons and gamma radiations during the operation of the ENTRANCE scanners.