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.

Data sharing and LEAs
18 May 2023

Privacy and Security by Design. Data Handling Support and Comparative Study on Data Access.

Building an AI Community of Expertise
20 Apr 2023

An update on Work Package 3, led by the French Ministry of the Interior.

STARLIGHT General Assembly in San Sebastian
04 Apr 2023

The event was held from March 28th to March 30th in San Sebastian, Spain, and was orga

STARLIGHT presented at the CERIS seminar on Artificial Intelligence for security purposes
24 Mar 2023

STARLIGHT and sister project AP4AI, took part in the CERIS seminar on Artificial Intel

Project Details

Coordinator CEA, France
Partners 51
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 51 partners from across 18 different European countries with 15 law enforcement agencies.