The 36-month European project, ODYSSEUS, has recently launched its activities to improve border crossing experience for travelers and border authorities’ staff, while maintaining security and monitoring of movements across land and sea EU external borders.

ODYSSEUS brings together 14 partners from 11 European countries to offer a comprehensive framework for improving border checks performed by authorities while also making travel easier for citizens who will be identified through multi-behavioral and biometric mechanisms which will make crossing borders quicker and simpler.

The project has received funding from European Union’s Horizon Europe Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement N°101073910. The project has a duration of 36 months, with total budget of 4.59 million euro, of which 3.45 million euro are funded by the European Union.

The project kick-off meeting took place in Bucharest on January 26th and 27th, 2023, and welcomed over 20 attendees committed to working together to develop prototype technologies, illustrate use cases, and produce a valuable and deployable solution.

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