The ODYSSEUS project was presented at the 18th UIC World Security Congress, held in Jaipur, India from 21 to 23 February 2023.

Under the theme “Railway Security Strategy: Responses and Vision for the Future,” the 18th edition of the UIC World Security Congress brought together approximately 100 participants from 23 countries across the entire UIC network. This congress served as a significant platform for experts worldwide to discuss security challenges and explore innovative methods to enhance the safety of rail transportation for travelers.

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Our esteemed partner, UIC, took the stage to present the project. Grigore Havarneanu, Senior Security Research Advisor at UIC, delivered a presentation titled “UIC Security Research Projects: A Decade of Innovative Results and Way Forward.” His insightful overview covered the UIC Security Division’s research projects over the past decade, prominently featuring ODYSSEUS as a noteworthy endeavor.

UIC’s involvement in ODYSSEUS goes beyond this presentation. As the principal representative of railway end-users in our project, UIC plays a crucial role in gathering the needs and requirements of the railway sector for border security and in determining rail use cases. Moreover, UIC leads the pilot implementation at the train border, with a particular emphasis on seamless passenger identity verification. Through their extensive network and expertise, UIC will facilitate the project outcomes to be used in its European region.

Many thanks to UIC for their valuable contributions and their active participation in promoting the objectives of ODYSSEUS. Their involvement in this esteemed event highlights the collaborative efforts of the ODYSSEUS consortium.

Learn more about UIC and their role in the ODYSSEUS project here.

Stay tuned for more updates on our exciting journey towards enhanced border management!

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