ENTRANCE Project officially launched on 13 October 2020!
The ENTRANCE project on EfficieNT Risk-bAsed iNspection of freight Crossing bordErs without disrupting business was officially launched on 13 October 2020!
As gatekeepers of EU borders, customs authorities have seen their mission to detect and seize maximum amounts of illicit goods on their way to enter the EU become increasingly challenging. New threats have emerged, ranging from counterfeit products and new psychoactive substances to sensitive dual-use technologies, and nuclear and radioactive materials. To enhance border customs staff’s capabilities and allow them to focus on detecting and inspecting high-risk shipments without hindering the circulation of legitimate trade, innovative technologies combined with reliable information sharing and collaboration mechanisms are needed.
It is this challenge that the 3-year EU funded “EfficieNT Risk-bAsed iNspection of freight Crossing bordErs without disrupting business”, i.e. the ENTRANCE project, launched on the 1st of October 2020, aims to address. It is concerned with developing, implementing and testing through field-trials a comprehensive user-based Toolbox for risk-based non-intrusive inspection of cross-border freight movements.
The ENTRANCE consortium is composed of 16 partners and is coordinated by the Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique et aux Énergies Alternatives (CEA, France). It has received funding from the EU Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement N° 883424.