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Core Group

The Core Group is formed from 11 representative states across the EU and led by Patrick Padding of the National Police of the Netherlands. The group works collectively to review the strategic direction of ENLETS and how to best use the direct grant funding from the EU. The Core Group helps establish the focus areas and priorities of the network. Through regular meetings and online interactions, the assembly helps share the latest information connected to relevant activities in their home force(s). Moreover, the group is responsible for agreeing on the working areas of the Technology Interest Groups (TIGs) and signing off on the TIGs' objectives and actions. Furthermore, the Core Group helps stimulate research by sparking interest in ongoing initiatives and triggering new concepts by sharing priorities and national needs that require attention from consortia across the EU.

National Contact Points

A National Contact Point represents each member state of the ENLETS community; providing a conduit to national actions and activities relevant to ENLETS. The NCPs meet every two months to discuss pertinent topics linked with ENLETS and ongoing EU initiatives. The NCPs are responsible for funnelling work through national channels. This work includes disseminating results, distributing surveys and questionnaires, also from associated networks and EU actions. Likewise, the NCPs will raise national priorities ENLETS can support. The NCPs have a unique knowledge of various EU actions, providing a valuable interface in their associated national countries. Moreover, as they have contact with multiple divisions and departments, they help speed up the transfer of knowledge and best practices on the Pan-European level.

NCP

Austria

Name

Polish Platform for Homeland Security (PPHS)

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Belgium

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Polish Platform for Homeland Security (PPHS)

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Bulgaria

Name

Polish Platform for Homeland Security (PPHS)

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Croatia

Name

Polish Platform for Homeland Security (PPHS)

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Cyprus

Name

Polish Platform for Homeland Security (PPHS)

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Czech Republic

Name

Polish Platform for Homeland Security (PPHS)

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Denmark

Name

Polish Platform for Homeland Security (PPHS)

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Estonia

Name

Polish Platform for Homeland Security (PPHS)

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Finland

Name

Polish Platform for Homeland Security (PPHS)

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France

Name

Polish Platform for Homeland Security (PPHS)

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Germany

Name

Polish Platform for Homeland Security (PPHS)

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Greece

Name

Polish Platform for Homeland Security (PPHS)

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Ireland

Name

Polish Platform for Homeland Security (PPHS)

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Italy

Name

Polish Platform for Homeland Security (PPHS)

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Latvia

Name

Polish Platform for Homeland Security (PPHS)

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Luxembourg

Name

Polish Platform for Homeland Security (PPHS)

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Netherlands

Name

Polish Platform for Homeland Security (PPHS)

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Noway

Name

Polish Platform for Homeland Security (PPHS)

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Poland

Name

Polish Platform for Homeland Security (PPHS)

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Portugal

Name

Polish Platform for Homeland Security (PPHS)

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Romania

Name

Polish Platform for Homeland Security (PPHS)

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Slovakia

Name

Polish Platform for Homeland Security (PPHS)

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Slovenia

Name

Polish Platform for Homeland Security (PPHS)

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Spain

Name

Polish Platform for Homeland Security (PPHS)

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Sweden

Name

Polish Platform for Homeland Security (PPHS)

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Switzerland

Name

Polish Platform for Homeland Security (PPHS)

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United Kingdom

Name

Polish Platform for Homeland Security (PPHS)

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Belgium

Name

Polish Platform for Homeland Security (PPHS)

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Czech Republic

Name

Polish Platform for Homeland Security (PPHS)

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Finland

Name

Polish Platform for Homeland Security (PPHS)

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France

Name

Polish Platform for Homeland Security (PPHS)

NCP

Germany

Name

Polish Platform for Homeland Security (PPHS)

NCP

Italy

Name

Polish Platform for Homeland Security (PPHS)

NCP

Luxembourg

Name

Polish Platform for Homeland Security (PPHS)

NCP

Netherlands

Name

Polish Platform for Homeland Security (PPHS)

NCP

Romania

Name

Polish Platform for Homeland Security (PPHS)

NCP

Spain

Name

Polish Platform for Homeland Security (PPHS)

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United Kingdom

Name

Polish Platform for Homeland Security (PPHS)

Technology Interest Groups - TIGs

ENLETS Internet Investigations: Key Information

TIG Chair:

Natalie van de Waarsenburg

Group Members:

75+

Countries:

16

TIG Support:

Steven Ormston

Internet Investigations

The internet plays a crucial part in most modern crimes. Gathering Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) and connecting the dots from various data sources is critical in supporting investigations. The Internet Investigation group collaborates to share best practices, ideas and insights from many experienced practitioners from around the EU. The Internet Investigations TIG is headed by a forerunner group that have helped chair, Natalie van de Waarsenburg, set this year's priorities. Currently, the group is focused on several pivotal topics that contribute to many policing and law enforcement areas but are hugely important to Internet Investigations. These include AI and Policing, deepfakes and synthetic media. To complement understanding and knowledge, the group is interested in the tools available to support LEAs. Moreover, as well as the technological aspects, the group, focuses on training courses available across the EU - hoping to share overviews and feedback through the community.

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ENLETS Mobile Solutions: Key Information

TIG Chair:

Edwin Delwel

Group Members:

100+

Countries:

19

TIG Support:

Steven Ormston

Mobile Solutions

The Mobile Solutions TIG connects all things mobile in modern Policing. The introduction of smart devices into law enforcement operations is revolutionising the work of officers and fuelling a barrage of changes that can automate and streamline police work across Europe. The Mobile Solution TIG brings together leading experts from across multiple forces to discuss ongoing improvements. The group supports each other through monthly meetings and also in separate dedicated interactions. The TIG is helping to push the cutting edge of mobile technology in policing while supporting other nations to strengthen their mobile practices and processes.

The goals for this groups are to - take mobile to the strategic domain, engaging industry and academia, reviewing the latest trends. Regular monthly meetings facilitate the ongoing dialogue within the group.

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ENLETS Public Order: Key Information

TIG Chair:

Jakub Gorczyński

Group Members:

17

Countries:

10

TIG Support:

Natalia Jarmuzek-Troczynska

Public Order

The Public Order TIG is the newest in the ENLETS portfolio. The group has recently formed to help consolidate understanding multiple approaches and methodologies used across the EU to keep public spaces secure and citizens safe. The Public Order TIG encompasses the spirit of ENLETS to facilitate the transfer of knowledge and best practices, stimulating cooperation among relevant groups and networks. Besides, the group is working towards several key objectives: establishing a landscape on the current state of play in the EU for broad public order topics, defining and systemising the gaps and needs of LEAs and identifying technological innovations and methods to support officers in their duties.

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ENLETS Counter-UAS: Key Information

TIG Chair:

Dr Jarmo Puustinen

Group Members:

30

Countries:

16

TIG Support:

Edyta Pazura-Umecka

C-UAS

The Counter Unmanned Aircraft Systems TIG is a continuation of an earlier group dedicated to Drone technology. The group is supported by an Advisory Board made up of representatives of DG HOME of the European Commission (Unit D.2 Counter Terrorism).

Like the other TIGs, the principal objectives are to help share best practices, ideas, and insights across the EU, supporting continuous improvement across Europe. Specifically, providing the European LEAs with practical knowledge of innovative technology for countermeasures in the fields of (1) detection and identification and (2) safe zone and neutralisation.

The group is currently working towards an Industry Day to share identified technologies with practitioners.

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ENLETS Financial Investigations: Key Information

TIG Chair:

Jack de Kort

Group Members:

110+

Countries:

20

TIG Support:

Bartosz Kożuch

Financial Investigations

The group was co-founded with ENFIN - the European Network Financial Investigations - and brings together practitioners from around Europe to work on Financial Investigation related topics. The sessions organised through this TIG are broad, covering several key aspects related to modern financial crimes; including cryptocurrencies and digital forensics. The group has a wide-ranging interest in several critical points. Namely: Money flows and criminal payment transfers, legal frameworks, supportive technology innovations, money laundering indicators, the seizure and confiscation of illicit assets. The group collaborates with a sustainable vision of continued dialogue that fosters the sharing of best practices, working methodologies, and the latest trends and concerns.

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History

2008 - 2011

ENLETS was founded in 2008 during the French Presidency - following council conclusions - and is a subgroup of the Law Enforcement Working Party (LEWP) reporting to the Standing Committee of Operational Coordination and Internal Security (COSI). The ambition was to establish a stronger connection between law enforcement agencies (LEAs) and innovative technologies.

2012 - 2014

ENLETS’s main goal is to operationally strengthen Law Enforcement (Police) with the use of modern technology and development by exchanging information, experience and knowledge on a practical communication level.

In 2012 new vigour was brought into the group by establishing a Core Group (CG) and CG leader to steer the network daily and by refreshing the vision and mission of ENLETS.

2014 - 2018

Since 2014 ENLETS has received direct grants from the European Commission’s DG Home. The first of these was in 2014 as the ‘ENLETS Disseminates Best Practices’.

The next grant was given in 2016 for a two-year project ‘ENLETS Security, Technology and Procurement’.

2018 - 2020

ENLETS started its third effort following a new grant. This time DG Home provided funding for the three years. The ENLETS Technology Programme (ETP) started.

2020 - 2021

The ETP continues, but the COVID pandemic makes activities challenging as the model for meetings was most often physical sessions.

The Polish Platform for Homeland Security is appointed as the designated Secretariat. The increased capacity and experience of PPHS allows ENLETS to trigger an online model for regular meetings and renewed energy to counter the loss of momentum caused by the pandemic.

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