EMPACT Firearms strategic meeting

Ceasefire activities regarding tackling firearms trafficking were successfully presented at the EMPACT Firearms strategic meeting, organized by Europol on June 15. The project was represented by its technical manager, Georgios Th. Papadopoulos from Harokopio University of Athens. Interesting discussions paved the ground for future collaborative activities.

Polícia de Segurança Pública Lisbon

Happy to visit today the headquarters of Polícia de Segurança Pública (PSP) and, in particular, the National Firearms Focal Point (NFFP) in Lisbon, in the context of the FCT project Ceasefire Project. Interesting and real-world study case, regarding how artificial intelligence can facilitate the struggle against firearms trafficking.

Visiting the police warehouses at the Head of the Provincial Police Headquarters in Gdańsk

Visiting today the police warehouses at the Head of the Provincial Police Headquarters in Gdańsk. In collaboration also with the Polish customs authorities, we are developing AI tools for automatically detecting firearms trafficking instances in fast parcel services using X-ray technologies. The first step is to develop real-world datasets. Our research is funded by the […]

Ceasefire’s 2nd physical plenary meeting

On April 4-5, Ceasefire had its 2nd physical plenary meeting in Poland, at the premises of the Provincial Police Headquarters in Gdansk, which is a partner of the project consortium. Members of Ceasefire exchanged ideas and shared progress on this exciting project about combating firearms trafficking, discussing next actions and planning future work.

Workshop on “Europol’s new role in Horizon Europe”

On 14 March 2023, Ceasefire participated in CERIS (the Community for European Research and Innovation for Security) FCT workshop on “Europol’s new role in Horizon Europe”, in Brussels, Belgium. The project was represented by its coordinator CERTH (Mr. Georgios Stavropoulos) and its technical manager HUA (Prof. Georgios Th. Papadopoulos), taking part in a fruitful exchange […]

FCT workshop in Brussels

Attending today in Brussels the CERIS (the Community for European Research and Innovation for Security) FCT workshop on “Europol’s new role in Horizon Europe”, representing FCT projects Ceasefire Project and TENSOR.

“Modern technologies for combating terrorism financing” seminar

Ceasefire was present on February 7, 2023, in Athens, Greece, at the 2-day seminar “Modern technologies for combating terrorism financing”, supported by ISFP sister projects Anti-FinTer and CTC Project. The technical manager, George Th. Papadopoulos (Harokopio University of Athens), presented Ceasefire on behalf of the project consortium.

Kick-off meeting of Ceasefire in Thessaloniki

Happy to participate last week to the kick-off meeting of EC-funded FCT project “Advanced versatile artificial intelligence technologies and interconnected cross-sectoral fully-operational national focal points for combating illicit firearms trafficking” (Ceasefire Project), where I serve as the project’s technical manager. The meeting was hosted at the premises of Centre for Research & Technology Hellas (CERTH) […]

Kick-off meeting of Ceasefire Online

Happy to participate today to the kick-off meeting of EC-funded FCT project “Advanced versatile artificial intelligence technologies and interconnected cross-sectoral fully-operational national focal points for combating illicit firearms trafficking” (Ceasefire), where I serve as the project’s technical manager. The overall goal is to develop efficient and reliable AI-enabled technologies to combat firearms trafficking, supporting both […]