BDVA/DAIRO and the European Organisation for Security (EOS) sign a Memorandum of Collaboration

On the 21st of December 2020, BDVA/DAIRO and the European Organisation for Security (EOS) signed a Memorandum of Collaboration (MoC) to strengthen their relation and develop joint activities in the areas of Big Data and AI for security. The two associations in fact share common interests for the promotion of AI and data analytics research and development in this domain and wish to ensure this aspect is duly covered under the upcoming AI, Data and Robotics Partnership of which BDVA is one of the main promoters.

Through this MoC, the two associations have agreed to:

  • Collaborate closely in the definition of joint roadmaps, projects and events concerning AI and Big Data in the security application domain;
  • Collaborate further on specific BDVA/DAIRO and EOS activities (e.g. Task Forces, Working groups) bringing together the Security Domain, and Data, Artificial intelligence and also Robotics.

Specific activities for collaborations will be defined through separate work plans, validated by both associations. More details on upcoming activities, and particularly concerning a first joint workshop, will be shared in January.

BDVA/DAIRO looks forward to starting 2021 with this newly established cooperation in place and is eager to work closely with EOS.

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About EOS

The European Organisation for Security (EOS) is the voice of the European security industry and research community. Operating in 15 different countries, EOS Members provide security research, solutions and services across many security domains, including border, cyber, transport and crisis management.

 For over a decade, EOS has promoted the development of a harmonised European security market. Ultimately, a holistic European security community will deliver innovative, sustainable and efficient solutions, and ensure a more secure environment for Europe's citizens. EOS has been advancing the perspectives and expertise of the European security community to international regulators since 2007. Increasingly, such engagement and best-practice sharing has broadened to address new priority issues such as integrated border management, soft target and critical infrastructure protection.

EOS is organised around Working Groups that draw upon industry experts from a range of different fields, specifically, security screening and detection technologies, cyber security, integrated border security, and crisis management. The Working Groups produce policy positions that drive the creation of effective EU security policy and standards by policymakers.