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D4FLY - Detecting Document frauD and iDentity on the fly

The D4FLY project will augment the current capabilities and capacities of border authorities in countering emerging threats in document and identity verification (e.g., forged documents, impostor fraud, morphed faces) at manual and highly automated border control points and in the issuance process of genuine documents. 

The confluence of D4FLY set of tools and systems will improve the quality of verification and reduce major time sinks in the processes thus enabling real on-the-move border crossing experience for travelers. Various operational needs of end-users with different threat landscapes constitute the backbone of D4FLY development efforts. 

Four different border control points and one document fraud expertise center will form the project’s testing and demonstration ground. The innovation will be validated against European societal values, fundamental rights, privacy, data protection and applicable legislation. 

An innovative travel pattern recognition solution using video analysis developed by BPTI aims to help detect violations by non-EU citizens when crossing the Schengen area border. All visa pages containing entry/exit stamps are scanned using a video camera to extract a unique travel pattern. By analyzing visa validity information and periods of stay in the Schengen area, artificial intelligence can identify irregularities on a traveller's route.


Coordinator: Veridos (Germany)

Academic research: University of Reading (UK), Military University of Technology (Poland), Norwegian University of Science and Technology NTNU 

Applied research: National Center for Scientific Research "Demokritos" (Greece), Baltic Institute of Advanced Technology (Lithuania), Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications (Germany), Trilateral Research (Ireland), TNO (the Netherlands), VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

Industry: OVD Kinegram AG (Switzerland), Regula Baltija SIA (Latvia), Raytrix GmbH (Germany)

End Users: Hellenic Police (Greece), The State Border Guard Service at the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Lithuania, Immigration and Naturalization Service IND (the Netherlands), The Royal Netherlands Marechaussee, UK Home Office, Piraeus Port Authority (Greece)

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 833704

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