The popAI project, promoted by Zanasi&Partners and coordinated by the National Center for Scientific Research Demokritos (NCSRD), is being funded under the H2020 framework with Grant Agreement no. 101022001. The project started in 2021 and will end in 2023.

popAI aims at fostering trust in the application of AI and AI-enable mechanisms in the security domain, by increasing awareness, social engagement and gathering knowledge and expertise from multiple sectors (e.g. academic and non-academic actors). This approach will offer a unified European view across LEAs (Law Enforcement Agencies), while encouraging the creation of an ecosystem that could provide the structural architecture of a sustainable and inclusive European AI hub for Law Enforcement. Moreover, the project will delineate a roadmap for the implementation of AI systems in the short term (focusing on certification and compliance) and in the long term (addressing potential future scenarios and risks related to the use of AI).


The project will rely on the experience of 13 partners from 7 countries (Greece, Italy, Ireland, Spain, Germany, Belgium and Slovakia), including technology experts, legal and ethics experts, and security practitioners.

popAI methodology is built on three critical pillars:

  • A background analysis that will investigate the legal, ethical, and social framework related to the use of AI tools in security and ethics, thus creating a taxonomy of ethical principles for LEA’s use of AI applications;
  • A multidisciplinary analysis of experts and citizen awareness and acceptance, conducted through different forms of engagement (e.g. social media analysis, interactive webinars, etc.) to get a comprehensive perspective of how AI is perceived by diverse audiences;
  • Definition of recommendations and best practises promoting a human-centric, socially-driven, successful and responsible implementation of the AI in the security domain.


popAI envisages the development and implemention of a digital platform, popAI platform, which will function as central access and collaboration framework for the consortium partners and the external community.

For additional details please visit the PopAI website:


popAI Project Partners