METICOS at the Piraeus Cruise Port as an Observer of TRESSPASS Demo activities
In the realm of the H2020 Border External Security Cluster that METICOS initiated, representatives of METICOS will participate as observers in the demonstration activities that are going to be organised by the TRESSPASS Project – a proud member of our cluster, on the 22nd and 23rd of July 2021.
Thanks to TRESSPASS, METICOS will have the opportunity to participate and observe the situation and travellers interaction/perception in real seaport border crossing points and with real travellers risk-based screening situations.
Via the demonstration of TRESSPASS, the port operators and border authorities are expecting to utilize better their existing infrastructure and facilities, increase their capacities and throughput by eliminating the dependencies based on the types of travellers, their origins, entries or exit types and improve so their existing border and customs control processes with limited resources needed, without causing any delay to cruise ship passengers. Furthermore, since cruising comparatively with other transportation means is considered so far as a low-risk form of travelling and tourism and the traffic created at BCP’s is high, one expected impact is the implementation of a none stop point control for security and border control (SBC), without any delay.
This is another success story of the H2020 BES Cluster, thanks to which knowledge generated TRESSPASS will be directly shared with METICOS and the rest of the cluster.
Additional information will be shared soon!
In terms of the H2020 BES Cluster, it is a cluster of projects collaborating in order to support each other, identify solutions to upcoming challenges, secure effective dissemination and valuable exploitation potentials and at the same time generate knowledge that, along with the developed solutions, will change the current state in the areas and fields that each of the projects is targeting and working upon.
The aim of these synergies is double:
Firstly, to exchange information relevant to communication and dissemination and support each other with these kinds of activities.
Secondly, to exchange ideas on good practices and methodologies, explore possibilities and opportunities to combine pilots activities, and work together on future policy suggestions. Finally, the sustainability/exploitation impact of the projects is also highly essential, and it is better if we collaborate with other EU projects to find and propose effective measures for evidence-informed policy suggestions.