COPKIT: Technology and Knowledge for Early Warning/Early Action-Led Policing in Fighting Organised Crime and Terrorism

Intelligence-led policing methods and supporting analysis tools represent the state-of-the-art approach in analysing, investigating, mitigating and preventing crime. This chapter examines the question of how such methods and tools can address the lack of interaction between long-term high-level strategic intelligence and operational intelligence in the context of the fight against organised crime and terrorism. First, […]

Co-designing policy recommendations on accessible public transport – join the TRIPS webinar

Accessible Transport

Today’s transport systems remain largely inaccessible for people living with disabilities. But how can we prioritise accessibility and inclusivity in transport systems to ensure equal mobility for all? Within the TRIPS project, Trilateral Research focuses on the experiences and needs of disabled people and develops policy recommendations to directly address their challenges in current urban […]

Sociotech in practice: developing AI solutions to tackle societal challenges

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What does it mean to adopt a sociotech approach to design and develop AI solutions aimed at tackling complex societal challenges? For Baxter and Sommerville, this means that the “underlying premise of socio-technical thinking is that systems design should be a process that takes into account both social and technical factors that influence the functionality […]

Using data insights to address the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic


The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a profound effect on the daily life of people across Europe, from economic repercussions to mental wellbeing. Policymakers and public health experts unanimously recognise the disproportionate impacts of COVID-19 on vulnerable persons: minors, ethnic minorities, migrants, girls and women, people from lower socio-economic backgrounds and the elderly. The uneven […]

Harmonising European cybersecurity strategies to tackle cybercrime

Cybersecurity strategies

Cybercrime is a complex and dynamically evolving form of transnational crime which is causing enormous economic and social harm to our world. Due to its transnational nature and complexity, combatting cybercriminality greatly depends on developing a coordinated and harmonised approach to cybersecurity strategies and cybercriminality policies across European borders. Trilateral coordinates the H2020 CC-DRIVER project […]

Four mistakes to avoid when making policy recommendations about populism


Populists express grievances against the democracies that they live in. For example, that they are run by educational or technocratic elites, and that ‘experts’ are in cahoots with governments to undermine ‘the people’. Dismissing these complaints out of hand is counter-productive and, as we have set out in the Ethical, Social and Legal Impact (ESLI) […]

Exploring political bias in false information spread on social media

Social media has become a key source of online news consumption. However, at the same time, social media users are not passive news consumers. They can further distribute online information to their networks and beyond. It is easy then to understand how information that is not always factual or information that promotes hate and violence […]