Pervasive and UseR Focused BiomeTrics BordEr ProjeCT


PROTECT is 3-year EC H2020 project funded under the Secure Societies workprogramme (BES-6-2015: Border crossing pointstopic 2: Exploring new modalities in biometric-based border checks) and which commenced on September 1st 2016.

The main aim of PROTECT is to build an advanced biometric-based person identification system that works robustly across a range of border crossing types and that has strong user-centric features.


  • How non-intrusive can we make identity confirmation systems for the border?
  • How fast and usable can we make these systems?
  • How do they fit with the EU's own future border control plans?
  • Are there commercially exploitable products coming out of this research?
  • What are the limits on the use of these technologies in terms of cost-effectiveness and human rights?