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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No101022004

TRACE attends CCI Final Conference: Designing Security Futures

TRACE is delighted to have participated in the EU-funded Cutting Crime Impact (CCI) projects final conference Designing Security Futures hosted in Brussels on the 24-25th of November.

TRACE and PROTAX project were represented by Dr. Dimitris Kafetaranis, Assistant Professor in Law, at the Centre for Financial and Corporate Integrity at Coventry University. 

Designing Security Futures explored and discussed the results of CCI, presented the eight tools developed by LEA project partners, addressed security policy at the EU, state and local levels and introduced a new and extended European Security Model. The conference aimed tackled important questions such as:

  • How can we improve the way we frame and tackle security problems to make a real difference?
  • How can a human-centred approach improve the success of solutions?
  • How can European security policy be made meaningful to security practitioners and citizens?
  • Across the EU, how do we conceptualise and deliver security?


Speakers of the conference explored how adopting a human-centred innovation approach in the security context can:

  • Enable problem framing so the right problem is being addressed
  • Ensure feasibility so that solutions perform as intended
  • Improve implementation so that the solutions suit the identified user group and context, whether they be police officers, policymakers, or citizens


As organised crime networks operate across borders, use legal loopholes and advanced technology, it is notoriously difficult to detect, and trace hidden and illicit money flows. The TRACE project will introduce innovative data management solutions combined with AI analytics to enhance the capabilities of law enforcement agencies in tracing and recovering illicit money flows and generating court‐proof e‐evidence, assisting in the essential fight against cybercrime. 

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