On June 13-14, 2019, the kick-off meeting of the new EU project MIRROR took place at Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Univesitaet in Hannover, Germany.
MIRROR, which stands for “MIgration-Related Risks caused by misconceptions of Opportunities and Requirement”, is the Horizon 2020 project that aims to develop an integrated platform, a set of tools, as well as a systematic methodology capable of analyzing the ways in which Europe is perceived outside its borders, especially by the countries of origin of migration.
The aim of the project is to highlight the discrepancies between “perception and reality” in order to make European organisations and institutions more aware of the effects and threats that such misconceptions may cause. The perception of Europe has a high impact on expectations and decisions of citizens from outside Europe to migrate to EU member countries. Misperceptions and targeted misinformation campaigns can lead to security threats. It is therefore crucial to better understand how Europe is perceived abroad.
In this project, EURIX leads the “System Architecture and Integration” task as partner responsible for the development of the MIRROR framework. EURIX promotes the adoption of innovative Agile methodologies for software development and of DevOps principles and technologies for the MIRROR platform deployment.
EURIX is also responsible for the integration of the analysis methods and tools in the overall platform and is involved in the preparation of project pilots.
The project consortium consists of: L3S Research Center Leibniz University Hannover (Germany), Federal Ministry of Defence (Austria), Malta Police Force (Malta), Swedish Police Authority (Sweden), SAIL LABS Technology GmbH (Austria), EURIX Srl (Italy), University of Groningen (Netherlands), Centre for Research and Technology Hellas (Greece), Swedish Defense Research Agency (Sweden), University of Vienna (Austria), University of Malta (Malta), Conoscenza e Innovazione Srls (Italy), Fremde Werden Freunde (Austria), Agenfor International Foundation (Italy).
MIRROR started on June 1, 2019 and has a runtime of three years.
The MIRROR project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation action program under grant agreement № 832921.