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Ongoing projects

H2020 “MINDb4ACT: Mapping, Identifying and Developing skills and opportunities in operating environments to co-create innovative, ethical and effective Actions to tackle radicalization leading to violent extremism”

MINDb4ACT. Elcano


Duration: 2017-2020

MINDb4ACT is a project funded by the European Commission and led by the Elcano Royal Institute. It involves 18 partners from 10 European countries, with 33 institutions taking part.

Its goal is to understand the process of radicalisation and recruitment methods in a range of contexts (individual, in the family, in schools, in the community, in prison, via the internet and social media) and dimensions (psychological, socioeconomic and ideological), using technological solutions based on big data and virtual reality for the analysis of risk factors and in order to draw up methodological proposals.

All this is accompanied by the aim of constructing a community that facilitates knowledge transfer, developing joint capabilities based on empirical evidence and drawing up recommendations geared towards facilitating the work of the police forces and the social and political actors involved.

The following organisations take part in this project, coordinated by the Elcano Royal Institute: Agenfor International (Italy), University of Applied Sciences for Administration and Legal Affairs, Bavaria (Germany), Municipal Police (Madrid, Spain), Danish Institute for International Studies (Denmark), European Organisation for Security (Belgium), Free University of Berlin (Germany), Foundation for Strategic Research (France), Civil Guard (Spain), Polish Platform for Homeland Security (Poland), Police University College (Finland), Regional Police of Wielkopolska (Poland), Police Service of Northern Ireland, Centre of Excellence in Terrorism, Resilience, Intelligence and Organized Crime Research of Sheffield Hallam University (UK), Synyo GmbH (Austria), Free University of Brussels (Belgium), Women without Borders (Austria) and the Ministry of Justice (Italy).

More information: MINDb4ACT website.

See also: MINDb4ACT - leaflet.

H2020 “MUSTEC: Market Uptake of Solar Thermal Electricity through Cooperation”

Proyecto MUSTEC. Elcano


Duration: 2017

The Elcano Royal Institute participates in this project funded by the European Commission and coordinated by the Centre for Energy, Environmental and Technological Research (CIEMAT). Its goal is to explore and put forward solutions aimed at overcoming the problems impeding the current and future deployment of concentrated solar power projects capable of supplying renewable electricity to the countries of central and northern Europe.

To this end the project will analyse the barriers to the development of concentrated solar power and cooperation in the field of renewable energy in Europe, identifying possible opportunities and proposing concrete measures for driving the existing potential, in the light of the EU’s climate and energy framework for 2030.

As well as the Elcano Royal Institute, the following organisations take part in this project coordinated by CIEMAT: University of Piraeus Research Centre, Eidgenoessische Technische Hochschule Zurich, Technische Universitaet Wien, European Solar Thermal Electricity Association, Cobra Instalaciones y Servicios S.A., Fraunhofer Gesellschaftzur Förderung der angewandten Forschunge. V. and Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, M.P.

H2020 “The European Union and Integration Challenges in the Balkans”

Duration: 2015-2018

The Elcano Royal Institute takes part in this project coordinated by Particip GmbH and funded by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR). It includes holding a series of specialist seminars on the theme of integrating the Balkans region.

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