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Processing of large, complex and unstructured datasets resulting from criminal investigations, while reconciling big data analysis and data protection

This call seeks to support European Police Authorities in the area of fighting crime and terrorism by strengthening their capabilities to conduct big data analysis in accordance with data minimisation principles and high privacy standards.


Publication date
4 August 2023
Opening date
Deadline model
Deadline date
23 November 2023, 17:00 (CET)
Level of funding
EU level




As various products and services become digitized and interconnected, Police Authorities require suitable technologies to effectively detect and counter emerging threats. Big data analysis plays a crucial role in investigations, suspect identification, and crime pattern recognition. Because of this, this call aims to improve the capabilities of policy authorities to conduct fast and flexible analysis of complex data in order to support the fight against crime and terrorism.

Activities/actions supported

This call supports the development of training curricula on the use of complex data by police authorities that takes into account legal and ethical rules of operation, cost-benefit considerations, as well as fundamental rights such as privacy and protection of personal data, providing reports that can be used in court. In addition, it also supports the development of a strategy to use and test data sets as well as the development of operational tools to be used by policy authorities.

Anticipated outcomes

This project aims to ensure complex data is used to provide actionable intelligence, while ensuring compliance with data protection principles, fundamental rights, and interoperability between Member State systems.

Institution providing the funding

European Commission

Size of funding




Overview of eligibility criteria

To be eligible, applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must be legal entities (public or private bodies) established in one of the eligible countries, listed in Annex B of the Work Programme General Annexes.

Overview of award criteria

The award criteria are the following:

  • Excellence (5 points)
  • Impact (5 points)
  • Quality and efficiency of the implementation (5 points)

Maximum points: 15 points. Overall threshold: 10 points.



Application procedures

Applications must be submitted electronically via the Funding & Tenders Portal electronic submission system (accessible via the topic page in the Search Funding & Tenders section).

Application support available

For further help, please refer to the Online Manual on the Funding & Tenders Portal, as well as the Horizon Europe Programme Guide, which contains the detailed guidance to the structure, budget and political priorities of Horizon Europe.


Useful links

Link to funding opportunity

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