project presentation kit
A small guide to the project for press and media:
PROTON project's public deliverables
D1.1 – Report on factors relating to OC
This report presents a systematic review of the social, psychological, and economic factors relating to criminalisation and recruitment to organised crime groups (OCGs). It encompasses different types of OCGs, namely mafias, drug trafficking organisations (DTOs), gangs, and a residual category including other criminal organisations.
D2.1 – Report on factors related to terrorism
This deliverable presents the findings and final reports of all tasks contained within WP2. It includes the first quantitative systematic reviews of the social, psychological and economic factors relating to terrorism and provides the results of the innovative studies of the individual risk factors associated to recruitment and radicalisation.
D3.1 – Report on OC and terrorism in Cyberspace
This deliverable presents the findings and reports for all task whithin WP3. Each of the six tasks conducted within this work package is presented within a separate section. The systematic review of cyber-related OC and terrorist activities, and technological means for their study forms the theoretical foundation of WP3’s overall goals. The qualitative-quantitative study gives an insight in the social media activities of lone-wolf terrorists and shows possible indicators of the move from radicalization of belief to radicalization of action.
D4.1 – Input (rules/specifications) for PROTON simulations and Wizard
This deliverable presents the findings and reports for all task within WP4. It consists of three sections. Section 1 includes the report on the internal workshop The meeting was aimed to discuss the results of WP1-3 and the organisation of work leading to the PROTON-S simulator and PROTON Wizard. Section 2 presents the report on the operationalisation of factors into input for ABM simulations. Section 3 comprises the reports for selected experiments.
D5.1 – PROTON simulator and report
PROTON D5.1 presents two agent-based models (ABMs), one on recruitment in organised crime network and the other on radicalisation and terrorist recruitment. The report presents each model in sequence, addressing the design of the models including their theoretical framework, state of the art, and model overview. It then outlines the calibration, validation, and sensitivity analysis of the models and the policy scenarios and their results.
The PROTON-S models were built in an iterative participatory approach, applying findings from PROTON WP1-3, which included systematic reviews of the literature and provided strong empirical foundations for the models. Selected laboratory experiments have been used to help fill the gaps (see D4.1). Additionally, and unlike many previous ABMs on recruitment into organised crime and terrorism, extensive data are used to calibrate and validate the models. The hypotheses and assumptions underlying the PROTONS simulations are presented below and discussed in detail in the main text of the report.
D5.2 – PROTON Wizard, Manual User Guide & Report
The aim of this document is to present a technical overview of PROTON’s Wizard for Organised Crime (OC) and radicalization and recruitment to Terrorism (TN) scenarios. Technologies used in the project as well as the purpose of working with them during the development process are described in the following chapters. The document shows the structure of the data that is presented in PROTON’s Wizards which are introduced further in this document. The document also contains a User Manual guide, which contains an introduction to working with OC and TN Wizards.
D5.3 – Report on policy recommendations
This deliverable presents the reports of T5.3 as part of WP5. It focuses on presenting the policy recommendations based on the results of the PROTON-S simulations. Since the consortium agreed on the development of separate models for the recruitment into organised crime and terrorist networks, the report is divided in two sections.
D6.1 – Ethical and Societal Issues and Safeguards
This deliverable presents the main activities and preliminary findings of T6.1, on Ethical and Societal Issues and Safeguards. It performs a preliminary ethical and social impact assessment of both the output of WP 1, 2 and 3, and the risk factors for the recruitment in Organized Crime and Terrorism Networks (OCTNs), by pointing out the main risk factors that could be encountered in PROTON project deliverables. Deliverable D6.6 will update D6.1 and will explain how PROTON researchers have mitigated the risks identified.
D6.2 – Legal analysis of the PROTON simulations and PROTON Wizard
Building on the analysis of previous tasks and deliverables (T1.2, T2.2, D6.1, D6.6, D6.4), the present document aims at evaluating the legal issues related to use of the PROTON outcomes (WP5) by policy makers. The following analysis has been focused on the legal implications of the policies that will be tested using PROTON ABM and Wizard.
D6.3 – ELAG’s mission statement and agenda
D6.4 – Interim Societal Impact Report
The scope of this interim report is not to assess the full range of the societal impacts of PROTON, PROTON-S, and PROTON-Wizard – as they are still in the making –, but to explore their potential consequences from a theoretical and anticipatory perspective, thus allowing the partners involved in the development of PROTON to better identify, assess and manage some of the positive and negative societal consequences associated with the project.
D6.5 – Final Societal Impact Report
The scope of this deliverable is to provide a Societal Impact Assessment (abbreviated, “SIA”) of PROTON, PROTON-S and PROTON-Wizard. In particular, this deliverable builds on the previous Interim Societal Impact Report (D6.4) in three ways. First, it assesses whether the safeguards and recommendations advanced in D6.4 have been implemented. Second, it integrates the previous interim SIA (D6.4) with the conclusions of the Legal Analysis of the PROTON Simulations and Wizard (D6.2) as well as with the results of other recently produced deliverables (especially D5.1; D5.2; D5.3). Finally, based on this updated analysis, it sets forth the final SIA of PROTON, which includes recommendations in sight of the completion and public release of the project.
D6.6 – Ethical and societal issues and safeguards
This report analyses the ethical and societal impacts of the risk factors identified by WP1 and WP2 and suggests mitigation strategies that should help the design of the Agent Based Models (ABMs) for Organized Crime and Terrorist Networks (OCTNs). It also analyses ethical and societal impact of Internet research activities carried out by WP3 and provides safeguards with regards to the use of ABM as a simulation tool.
D7.1 – Dissemination and Communication Plan 1
D7.2 – Project website
D7.3 – Communication Toolkit
D7.4 – eNewsletter 1
The main aim of the PROTON project newsletters is the engagement of the stakeholders community through a periodic interaction with the project’s contents. The present document describes fully the approach and process adopted by youris.com in the planning, production, release and evaluation of the newsletters.
D7.5 – PROTON Video
This document reports on the production of the final video of PROTON. The goal of the video is to summarise the main outcomes of the project. The production of the video was led by youris.com with support from UCSC, HUJI, CNR and ITTI. The voiceover is in English and the adopted video format is suitable for distribution via the web and during conferences, fairs and events. The video is available on the PROTON YouTube channel and is embedded in the project website.
D7.6 – Conference proceedings of the final EU conference in Ghent
D7.7 – Policy recommendations
D7.8 – Final report on Dissemination and Communication activities
This document summarises the results of the multi-channel and multi-stakeholder dissemination and communication campaign carried out for the PROTON project. The goal of this campaign was to raise awareness and acceptance of the project among its main target stakeholders, such as policy makers, public authorities, security scholars, law-enforcement agencies, researchers and the general public. The activities were mainly performed by youris.com with support from the coordinating team and the other consortium partners. For a detailed description of the adopted dissemination and communication strategy, see Deliverables D7.1 and D7.10.
D7.9 – Exploitation Roadmap 1
D7.10 – Dissemination and Communication Plan 2
This document presents the updated version of PROTON’s communication and dissemination strategy outlined in D7.1. The strategy is about increasing the project visibility by raising awareness of its activities in the community of policy makers, public authorities and security scholars and professionals.
D7.11 – eNewsletter 2
D7.12 – eNewsletter 3
D7.13 – eNewsletter 4
D7.14 – eNewsletter 5
D7.15 – Exploitation Roadmap 2
This deliverable titled the Exploitation Roadmap 2 continues what has been introduced in the Exploitation Roadmap 1, Deliverable D7.9. After having developed the ABMs for OC and TN and provided inputs to Proton wizard, the consortium has agreed in writing a manual addressed to policy makers and practitioners who want to set and test policies against potential recruitment of OC and terrorist members. This manual, written with plain language, explains all the steps that should be followed by those who choice the same procedure used by PROTON. It could be of some utility for those who want to consider a further implementation of the methodology used by PROTON project, understanding its advantages and limitations. Continuing in this way to fill the knowledge gaps in the area of OC and TN that PROTON project has started to do.
D8.1 – Project Manual
Main aim of the Project manual is to provide a central reference point and source of information on the day-to-day running and management of PROTON, to provide guidance and tools to assist the task of planning, monitoring and controlling the progress and performance of the project. All the procedures outlined in this document are in accordance with the GA and the CA.