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PROTON: Modelling the PRocesses leading to Organised crime and TerrOrist Networks

PROTON is an innovative approach for a better understanding of the recruitment mechanisms in criminal and terrorist organisations. By combining social analyses with technological and computational sciences, the project aims at improving current prevention policies, as well as providing guidelines for policy makers and disparate end-users on a local, national and international scale.

In particular, PROTON will introduce the so-called agent-based-modelling simulations in the field of counter organised crime, terrorism and cybercrime and promote a close collaboration between policy makers and scientists, hence leading to the expansion of our current technological level, knowledge and security. The ultimate goal is to tackle organised crime, terrorism and cybercrime through a reduction of their growth opportunities.

The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement N° 699824.

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