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MEDEA Open Call for Ideas and Solutions to emerging security challenges in the Mediterranean and Black Sea

The MEDEA project, funded by the EU H2020 program, launches an Open Call aimed at academia and industries, that aims to champion the best innovative solutions that fulfil the Thematic Communities of Practitioners (TCP) capability gaps of the Mediterranean and Black Sea Region.

Medea’s aims to establish and develop a regional network of professionals and other security-related actors in the Mediterranean and Black Sea Region. It seeks to involve practitioners and other security-related actors including public security organizations, NGOs, Research, industry and academia representatives and security policy makers.

In this sense, MEDEA opens a call for those ideas and solutions that respond to some of the capability gaps that the project establishes in its four Thematic Communities of Professionals (TCP for its acronym in English) and which are:

  • Management of Migration Flows and Asylum seekers (TCP1)
  • Border management and Surveillance (TCP2)
  • Cross border organized crime and terrorism (TCP3)
  • Natural hazards and technological accidents (TCP4)

A number of security solutions addressing the aforementioned capability gaps will be selected by practitioners to be demonstrated in Proof-of-concept demonstration events. The MEDEA consortium with the MEDEA Open Call for Ideas and Solutions wishes to communicate identified needs to potential solution providers and security innovation pioneers, in order to provide their ideas on how to address such gaps, after having evaluated the submitted proposal. A number of security proposals addressing the aforementioned capability gaps will be selected by practitioners to receive an inducement prize for

– identify new approached or ideas and attract investments in specific security areas

– demonstrate the feasibility of potential of some technologies or promote their development and diffusion

Why participate

This open call process will offer a unique opportunity to solution providers and innovators to engage in a constructive dialogue with first-line practitioners and to understand their operational needs with the scope of limiting, or altogether eliminating, identified and frequently occurring capability gaps, and anticipating adversities in a better equipped manner. 

Additionally, the responders to this call will be offered incentives. Selected security solution providers will be offered the opportunity to engage with potential end-users and demonstrate their solutions in a series of proof-of-concept demonstrations. Likewise, selected security innovators will be offered cash prizes, recognition, and advertisement of their submission. 

More information on how to submit your application is available on our website , where you shall find all the details specified in the Terms of Reference, the practitioners’ identified capability gaps documented in Annex 2, who can participate and how, as well as what the benefits are.

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Event on “Judicial and Police Cooperation: Best Practices”

The Euro-Arab Foundation participates to the Joint Event “Judicial and Police Cooperation: Best Practices” organized by Agenfor International Foundation in collaboration with the Italian Ministry of Justice, which will see the presence of several European partners that work with the two organisers in the implementation of European projects on judicial and police cooperation.

The event will take place on 22/23 September 2021 in San Servolo Venice island.

Conferences and Roundtable

Public conferences on “New investigative models for THB in the Framework of Public-Private Cooperation (Fairness, Unchained and Big Osint)” and “Navigating the Complexities of Judicial Cooperation Instruments (Sat-Law, Treio, Pre-triad and pre rights)”

Round table on: “Threats from east and south: oil & gas smuggling as serious polycrimes”

Three European Projects in which the Euro-Arab Foundation participates are involved in this event:

UNCHAINED – Untangling the Trafficking Chain. Disrupting the Financial Business Model of Traffickin Technological partners
– Strategic Assessment for Law and Police Cooperation

The event will be enriched by the presence of technological companies with cutting-edge expertise in the security field. They will provide both a crucial technical perspective to the topics treated in the conferences and roundtables, and will give the participants the chance to learn about the latest technological developments in the sector.

To participate online to the event, register here:

Miict News

The MIICT project winner of the XVII edition of the Andalusia Migration Awards

MIICT project on migration and information technologies wins the Andalusian Migration Award from the Council of the Presidency of the Junta de Andalucía.

The winner of the Social Awareness and / or Interculturality Programs category of the Andalusian Migration Awards Network is the Inmerse platform, created by the Euro-Arab Foundation. The jury highlighted that its objective is to promote immigrants integration of through information, dialogue or encounters through communication and information technologies. The project meets the conditions to bring public services closer to immigrants, the result of a very enriching process of co-creation and collaboration.

The IMMERSE platform: A bi-lingual web-based platform that consists of a database and intelligent analytics system that captures the specific socio-cultural, economic and legal contexts of migrants that is shared with public authorities. The platform enable effect management of migrant’s’ integration into the EU labour market by providing means to better understand individual contexts, allowing individuals to seek opportunities for skills development and employment and enabling public authorities to automatically match their access to services such as education, welfare, employment and healthcare in host countries.

This platform, which is being carried out as a pilot test in three countries, Spain, Cyprus and Italy, has been tested with the participation of the users themselves and also NGOs. In Spain, the Euro-Arab Foundation has ended this testing phase with very good results. Cyprus and Italy will conclude it shortly.

EN Sat-Law News

SAT-LAW Virtual Reality Workshop on the future challenges of judicial cooperation in criminal matters

The SAT LAW Project (Strategic Assessment for Law and Police Cooperation) and the Andalusia Initiative for the Future of Europe organize a training event that will take place at the Euro-Arab Foundation next Friday, September 17.

A Round Table will be organized from 9:30 to 11:30 to discuss the great challenges that faces judicial cooperation in criminal matters in the European Union. This event will feature an intervention by the Hon. Mrs. Rosa A. Morán Martínez (Supreme Court Prosecutor, Head, International Cooperation Unit), followed by a debate where judges, prosecutors, lawyers, judicial police and academics will participate.

A Virtual Training on the European Investigation Order in Criminal Matters (EIO) will also be held at our headquarters, aimed at professionals who use this instrument of judicial cooperation in their work. Both Spanish professionals present at the Euro-Arab Foundation and their Italian counterparts will participate in this exercise, who will solve practical cases related to the EIO in real time from their country.

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Virtual Reality: a new methodology for our trainings on Security and Justice

As part of the EU-Justice Programme funded project SAT-LAW (“Strategic Assessment for Law and Policie Cooperation”), the Euro-Arab Foundation has integrated an innovative methodology to deliver training courses practitioners, developed by our partner AGENFOR: the Virtual Reality (VR) Blended Solution.

The equipment and hardware technology for virtual reality acquired at FUNDEA allow to streamline and gain more value from the training processes related to security and justice. As a learning tool, virtual reality allows beneficiaries, such as LEAs, judiciary and private agencies in the fields of security and justice, to recreate scenarios through a virtual simulation in approaching threats and risks. It is a new opportunity for group collaboration, interactivity between participants and full immersive experiences in critical environment, where participants can study and analyse situations and find innovative solutions (Bellina, 2021).

The VR blended solution combines four training methods: immersive VR Training; 360° immersive learning environment; synchronic and a-synchronic online delivery and traditional face-to-face lessons.

For more information, see the Agenfor Technological Lab:

The Euro-Arab Foundation will  carry out its first virtual reality workshop on 17 September within the framework of the SAT-LAW project and will develop new workshops in the future.


Bellina, S. (2021) Training and rehabilitation: the continuing growth of virtual reality in security. Retrieved from: