Two agents of the Local Police of Calp, Martin Moreno and Ben Wilkinson, have been selected, after submitting their research proposal, to participate in the European project Prophets, for the prevention and investigation of online criminal and terrorist acts.
Prophets is made up of a consortium of 16 institutions from 10 EU member states. In fact, the Town Council of Calp participates with various European police forces and European universities and the project is run by the Police Department of the Bavarian University.
The objective of this initiative, whose solutions will be applicable to the entire European Union, is to identify the processes of online behavioural radicalization that lead individuals to perform or support extreme acts, it is about investigating the key factors that sustain the behaviour of cyber terrorism and implement tools to counteract those behaviours.
The length of the investigation, whose conclusions and proposals will be presented in Brussels, is established in 3 years and is 100% financed with European funds. The agents of Calp will move in the next months to Germany to participate in the opening session of the Consortium.
The mayor of Calp César Sánchez, who supported this initiative with the entry of the Town Council of Calp to the project, has shown his satisfaction for the selection of the agents to be part of this European program.