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.

18 Feb 2022

STARLIGHT will be present in the Exhibition at the Security Research Event 2022 in Paris on the 1-2nd Ma

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30 Nov 2021

As STARLIGHT activities get underway the project has already been presented at two major conference even

STARLIGHT partners at the kick off meeting
15 Oct 2021

STARLIGHT was successfully launched a kick-off meeting in Paris, France on the 6-7th October 2021.

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01 Oct 2021

In advance of the kick-off of STARLIGHT, the project was presented at DG HOME’s Community for European R

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