related projects

iBorderCtrl (Intelligent Portable Control System) is an innovative project that aims to enable faster and thorough border control for third country nationals crossing the land borders of EU Member States (MS), with technologies that adopt the future development of the Schengen Border Management.  iBorderCtrl includes software and hardware technologies ranging from portable readers and scanners, various emerging and novel subsystems for automatic controls, highly reliable wireless networking for mobile controls, and secure backend storage and processing. One of the main goals of the project is to design and implement a comprehensive system that adopts mobility concepts and consists of a two-stage-procedure, designed to reduce cost and time spent per traveller at the border crossing station. iBorderCtrl also focuses on the land border crossing points: road, walkway, train stations. It addresses the better facilitation of thorough checking required for third country nationals that intend to cross EU borders.


The project focuses on human and organizational factors of border control technologies and processes and examines the effects of introducing innovative technologies into key border guard tasks, traveller’s performance and behaviour and to the total system at different levels and at different border control types: rail, sea and air borders.

eu-LISA Smart Borders 

The Smart Borders initiative aims to manage EU external, borders in a more efficient and modern way by using new and innovative technologies. This pilot is exploring the a next generation of border checks, using new, more effective technologies to bring the benefits to; Speed up border crossing, Enhance travellers' experience, Remove manual passport stamping, and better use of Border Guard resources. The Smart Borders Pilot is a testing phase which aims to test new technologies on the border to support the decision making process in the future.


MobilePass will develop technological advanced mobile equipment for border control authorities. The MobilePass approach will be advanced in technology beyond state of the art in:

·         Contactless fingerprint scanning

·         Communication reliability, security and speed

·         Full-page e-Passport scanning (optical variable  devices)

Cooperative and fast face capturing and verification


Development of advanced (microelectronics and embedded SW) secure platforms suitable for the coming of the Third and Fourth e-Passport generation.


The BioP@ss project targets the development of advanced (microelectronics and embedded SW) secure and interoperable smart card platforms for all needed e-administrative applications requested at European level.


The project aims at assessment of biometric technologies (facial and fingerprint), development of new antiAspoofing techniques, for both fingerprint and facial   biometric markers, the development of multimodal biometric fusion algorithms and  the development of a cost-effective prototype, handheld device, possible to use    inside trains and buses, while the Border Guard is in motion, covering all border scenarios.


Harmonized, Modular Reference System for all European Automated Border Crossing Points, is an ongoing FP7 security research project which aims to establish and demonstrate a harmonized and modular approach for Automated Border Control (ABC) gates at European borders. The aim is providing a solution facilitating both the border crossing for the traveller and the identity control for the border guards, while respecting data protection and privacy issues.


EU FP7 ICT project contributed to the first standards and evaluation methodologies for the assessment of biometrics in the face of spoofing and the performance of spoofing countermeasures.


The goal of BEAT is to propose a framework of standard operational evaluations for biometric technologies.


ACTIBIO aims to research and develop a completely new concept in biometric authentication. The novelty of the approach lies in the fact that the measurements that will be used for authentication will correspond to the response of the person to specific events.


The aim of the project is to research, develop and validate innovative technology to take fingerprint images by looking at additional biometrics associated with the finger.


Efficient Integrated Security Checkpoints, is a previous FP7 security research project addressing illegal immigration and illicit material detection at borders. The global objective of EFFISEC, a mission oriented project, was to deliver to border authorities more efficient technological equipment, providing higher security level of identity and luggage control of pedestrians and passengers inside vehicles, at land and maritime check points.


Project aims to deliver to border authorities more efficient technological equipment that provides higher security level of identity and luggage control of pedestrians and passengers inside vehicles, at land and maritime checkpoints.


HIDE's mission is to set up a platform devoted to ethical and privacy issues of biometrics and personal detection technologies which addresses transnational (European) and international problems.