Law enforcement agencies' (LEAs) data-rich environments provide the opportunity to adopt artificial intelligence tools and capabilities that improve investigatory practices and limit the criminal misuse of AI. Through STARLIGHT, LEAs will collaboratively develop their autonomy and resilience in the use of AI for tackling major criminal threats.

STARLIGHT aims to create a community that brings together LEAs, researchers, industry and practitioners in the security ecosystem under a coordinated and strategic effort to bring AI into operational practices.

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Improve the widespread understanding of AI across LEAs to reinforce their investigative and cybersecurity operations and the need to uphold legal, ethical and societal values

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Provide opportunities to LEAs to exploit AI tools and solutions in their operational work that are trustworthy, transparent and human-centric

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Ensure that LEAs can protect their own AI systems through privacy- and security-by-design approaches, better cybersecurity tools and knowledge

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Raise LEAs’ expertise and capacity to combat the misuse of AI-supported crime and terrorism

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Boost AI for LEAs in Europe delivering long-term sustainability through an AI hub that supports a strong security industry and enhances LEA strategic autonomy in AI.

STARLIGHT Newsletter: First Edition, November 2022
21 Nov 2022

Welcome to the first edition of the STARLIGHT newsletter!

STARLIGHT represented at the EU Innovation Hub Annual Event in Brussels
22 Sep 2022

The EU Innovation Hub for Internal Security held its annual event in Brussels on September 13th and 14th, organised in con

STARLIGHT at the ‘Project to Policy Seminar’ for security research
04 Jul 2022

The third edition of Project to Policy Seminar (PPS) was organised from 30th June to 1st July in Brussels by the European

STARLIGHT consortium meeting in Thessaloniki
10 Jun 2022

The event took place from 7th to the 9th of June 2022 in Thessaloniki and was organised by Centre for Research and Technol

Project Details

Coordinator CEA, France
Partners 52
Duration Oct 2021 – Sep 2025
Budget €18.8m

STARLIGHT was funded as an innovation action under the H2020-SU-AI02 call - ‘Secure and resilient Artificial Intelligence technologies, tools and solutions in support of Law Enforcement and citizen protection, cybersecurity operations and prevention and protection against adversarial Artificial Intelligence’. The project began in October 2021 and will last 48 months. STARLIGHT brings together 52 partners from across 18 different European countries with 15 law enforcement agencies.

Map of consortium partners