This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under agreement No 883424


EU customs authorities have seen their mission to detect and seize maximum amounts of illicit goods on their way to enter the EU become increasingly challenging. Partly due to the growing number of customs declarations and limited customs staff members, this situation can be further explained by the expanding range of threats EU customs have had to face. Next to the “classic cross-border threats” such as drugs and weapons trafficking, cigarette smuggling, duty and other border tax fraud, they are required to deal with a new and complex risk landscape, ranging from counterfeit products and new psychoactive substances to sensitive dual-use technologies and nuclear and radioactive materials.




Field Trials

The ENTRANCE practitioner partners will have a pivotal role throughout the project in the development of the ENTRANCE Toolbox. To ensure that the solutions developed during the lifetime of the project deliver genuine added value operationally, the project will first identify and analyse the practitioners' views, requirements and preferences.

Practitioner partners will have a key contribution in the identification of the most relevant data sources and datasets that will be integrated into the automated risk-assessment information system, as well as ways to increase quality, quantity and timeliness of data that customs have available for risk assessment.

These defined functional requirements will then be validated during a series of six practitioner-led ENTRANCE field trials. The practitioner partners will assess the functionality and added value of the developed technologies during these trials to ensure we are developing what is needed.

Use Case 1

Use Case 1

Field Trial - detection of contraband in high density cargo at a rail border crossing point at Dobra in the Slovak Republic

Use Case 2

Use Case 2

Field Trial 1 - re-locatable unit for detection of contraband in vehicles at road border crossing point at Kapitan Andreevo in Bulgaria

Use Case 2

Use Case 2

Field Trial 2 - re-locatable unit for detection of contraband in containers at seaport border crossing point at the Port of Rijeka in Croatia

Use Case 3

Use Case 3

Field Trial - a trans-European Radiation Portal Monitors network set up at road and sea border crossing points at Kapitan Andreevo in Bulgaria, the Port of Rijeka and Bajakovo in Croatia, the Port of Antwerp in Belgium and Vysné Nemeske in the Slovak Republic


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Optimization of the ENTRANCE Rapidly Relocatable Tagged Neutron Inspection System


ENTRANCE General information


Most of the organisations and individuals in ENTRANCE have already collaborated through previous successful EU funded projects such as C-BORD, CORE, EUROSKY and are re-uniting their capabilities to build the value chain of NII for effective border controls.

Read more about the ENTRANCE partners