Funding Organization: European Commission
Funding Programme: Horizon H2020
Funding Instrument: Innovation Action
Start Date:
Duration: 30 months
Total Budget: 6,193,970 EUR
ITI Budget: 394,500 EUR

Detecting and ANalysing TErrorist-related online contents and financing activities (2016: H2020 IA)

Money underpins all terrorist activities (without money propaganda, training, recruitment and support are less effective or null). The disruption of terrorist financing activity is a key element in any fight against terrorism. DANTE will deliver effective, efficient and automated data mining, analytics solutions and an integrated system to detect, retrieve and analyze huge amounts of heterogeneous and complex multimedia and multi-language (in five languages) terrorist-related contents from both the Surface and the Deep Web, including the Dark Nets. The ultimate goal is to discover (by “connecting the dots”), analyze and monitor potential terrorist-related activities and people, with focus on online fund raising activities, but also considering propaganda, training and disinformation. The challenging ambitions of DANTE will be achieved by exploiting, improving and integrating several existing data mining and analysis tools (mostly provided and owned by the partners; some already with high TRL). These tools and services will be further evolved and enhanced to be put at the service of the requirements provided by LEA partners (Guardia Civil, Policia Judiciaria, Home Office, Carabinieri). Thus, starting from lab and pre-prototype tools and methods, a market ready product with higher TRL will be the major outcome of DANTE. The presence of end user partners in the consortium will allow the validation/optimization of the solution and boost of its adoption in their operational environments. The DANTE system will be validated and demonstrated in three pilots under the direct responsibility of the involved LEAs in their operational situations with the aim of detecting, analyzing and monitoring terrorist-related contents for (i) propaganda (including recruitment, incitement, radicalization and disinformation), (ii) training and (iii) fund raising.