An Ethics Advisory Board was set up to monitor the ethics and data protection issues raised by CONNEXIONs.The Board includes Coordination team's representatives and relevant partners of the project.An INDEPENDENT Ethics Advisor was hired to support the project. RHIZOME S.A. helps CONNEXIONs to comply with the Horizon2020 ethics and data protection requirements.RHIZOME is a Brussels based consultancy SME active since 2006 with a solid track record in European Research cooperation.

Our aim is to integrate Ethics and Technology in order to create efficient tools and methodologies respecting privacy and the ethics principles agreed by the European Union Research Frameworks (Horizon2020 and Horizon Europe).

Our expertise covers Security related issues such as Data Protection, Social Media Data Mining, Informed Consent procedures, involvement of vulnerable people, risk of stigmatization and conduct of field-tests with participants in EU and Non EU countries.

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The Centre for Research and Technology-Hellas (CERTH), founded in 2000, is the only research centre in Northern Greece and one of the largest in the country, and consists of the five institutes: (a) Chemical Process & Energy Resources Institute (CPERI), (b) Information Technologies Institute (ITI), (c) Hellenic Institute of Transport (HIT), (d) Institute of Applied Biosciences (INAB), (e) Institute for Research and Technology Thessaly (IRETETH). In CONNEXIONs, CERTH participates through ITI.

Motorola Solutions creates innovative, mission-critical communication solutions and services that connects people through technology and help more than 100,000 public safety and commercial customers in more than 100 countries build safer cities and thriving communities. Our solutions span across a variety of industries including law enforcement, fire, emergency medical services, national government security, utilities, mining, energy, manufacturing, health care, retail, transportation, logistics, education, and public services.

CENTRIC (Centre of Excellence in Terrorism, Resilience, Intelligence & Organised Crime Research) is a multidisciplinary, security-focused research centre located at Sheffield Hallam University (SHU). CENTRIC is able to provide solutions to some of Europe’s most pressing contemporary security challenges through the delivery of ground-breaking research, advanced technological capabilities, professional expertise and training achieved through close collaboration with the four key stakeholders in the security domain: Citizens, Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs), Industry and Academia.

Nuromedia GmbH, Cologne/Germany, was founded in 2005 by Jens Piesk and Dr. Holger Sprengel, experienced entrepreneurs in the media sector.
Nuromedia develops, produces and markets quality products, services and trend-setting media solutions and interactive rich-media content, focusing on reaching the public through a number of established media channels and social networks. Nuromedia bundles high design and software competence as well as know- how related to the market and communication.

Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF) was established in 1990 as a public university with a strong dedication to excellence in research and teaching. It is one of the two Spanish universities in the world Top 200 (Times Higher Education ranking - THE - 2017), the 17th highest ranked among those under 50 years (THE2017), and 5th among young universities in the world that progress most quickly (THE2015, Young Universities Summit). UPF is also 1st in Spain in teaching and research performance (U-Ranking, BBVA Foundation & Ivie, 2017) in quality output (excellence rate), normalized impact and percentage of collaborative papers with foreign institutions.

Software Imagination & Vision S.R.L. (SIMAVI) is a large company, a newly established spin-off company of SIVECO Romania SA – a large software company established in 1992. SIMAVI has inherited all the assets related to the software development activities, the related experience in the field, the implementation teams, the certificates and the authorizations held by SIVECO Romania SA.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) is the Law Enforcement Agency (LEA) with responsibility for the delivery of policing in Northern Ireland.
The PSNI was established in 2001 as part of the recommendations of the Good Friday Agreement and is the successor to Royal Ulster Constabulary GC. PSNI headquarters is based in Belfast, with 6730 police officers and 2090 support staff.
For the Police Service of Northern Ireland, keeping people safe is what we do; Policing with the Community is how we do it. Policing with the Community is about understanding and responding to the human impact of policing. It is about creating real participation between the police and the community – a partnership in which policing reflects and responds to the community’s needs.

The Study Department Police is located in Fürstenfeldbruck and in Sulzbach Rosenberg. Now there are about 800 students at the campus. It trains the students for the career of the professional and executive level of the Police Enforcement Service (Police Force / Constabulary or Criminal Investigation Police Department). Because of a later possible change from the police service in uniform to the service within the criminal investigation department and vice versa, there are no special fields of subjects installed at the Study Department.

Polícia Judiciária (PJ) is the portuguese higher criminal police body, hierarchically organized under the aegis of the Ministry of Justice. PJ’s mission consists on assisting the judicial and prosecuting authorities with investigations, by developing and promoting preventive, detection and investigative actions. As a criminal investigation police force, PJ has reserved competence, which cannot be assigned to other criminal police bodies, for the investigation of serious and organized crime in general.

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Engineering Group is a global player in the digital transformation sector, with a complete offer of business integration, application and infrastructure outsourcing, innovative solutions and strategic consultancy.

Protection and Guard Service is a state body with functions in the field of national security, specialized in providing protection for the Romanian dignitaries, the foreign dignitaries during their stay in Romania, and their families, within its legal competence. It also provides guard for the headquarters and residences of the above-mentioned dignitaries in accordance with the decisions of the Supreme Council of National Defence.

The French Ministry of Interior (Ministère de l´Intérieur - MININT) is at the heart of the State's action throughout the country to serve the French people’s needs and meet their expectations in the area of safety and security, but also governance to promote a coherent model made up of institutions, electoral system, decentralization and administrative and territorial organization. The Ministry of Interior ensures that local public law enforcement services are able to carry their missions of safeguarding both people and property and managing emergencies. Safeguarding the rights of our citizens means ensuring their security and protection against crime day after day.

The Munich Police Headquarters, one of the ten police headquarters in Bavaria, is located in the heart of the city of Munich.
The Munich police force is responsible for the Bavarian capital and its administrative districts with an area of about 1,000 square kilometres and a population of more than 1.7 million people.A total
of around 6,200 police officers are responsible for maintaining security. Of these, 1,200 work for the criminal police.In addition, the police headquarters has about 900 employees.

The State Protection and Guard Service of the Republic of Moldova is an independent state body with functions in the field of national security, specialized in providing protection for the Moldovan dignitaries, the foreign dignitaries during their stay in the Republic of Moldova, and their families, within its legal competence. It also provides guard for the headquarters and residences of the above-mentioned dignitaries.

The Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH,, established in 1983, is one of the largest research centres in Greece. The research and technological directions of the Foundation cover major areas of scientific, social, and economic interest, such as computer science, telecommunications, applied and computational mathematics, molecular biology and biotechnology, bioinformatics, lasers, materials science, chemical engineering as well as historical and cultural studies.

The University of Vienna is a research university enjoying high international visibility. Its profile reflects the characteristics of the area it is located in, and understands research as a global challenge. 
The Juridicum is the Law Faculty of the University of Vienna. It is the oldest and largest legal faculty in the German-speaking world. For more than six centuries the Law has been researched and taught here. Today the faculty hosts more than 10,000 students and about 600 employees.

The Center for Security Studies (KEMEA) is a think tank on homeland security policies and an established research center since 2005 (L. 3387/2005) within the Hellenic Ministry of Citizen Protection (former Ministry of Public Order and Citizen Protection), aiming to support security policy implementations in Greece, at a strategic level.

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