15044907_10154700763224127_582333724_oArtmir Galica from Laurea University of Applied Sciences gave a presentation to the representatives of the National Turkish police on 10-th November 2016. Among the attendees there were approximately 40 Laurea’s students from the security management and business information technology programmes, including a number of exchange students from other EU countries as well.

The presentation aimed to give general information on ABC4EU project as well as explain the upcoming pilots, the proof of concept and the current and future state of ABC4EU project.

The audience was particularly interested about the privacy level of their data, the ways in which their data will be handled and the parties with whom the data will be shared. Other areas that were of interest  included naming few benefits of the ABC gates towards the travellers and whether the system will create any difficulties for frequent ones.

15064098_10154494318175240_1507493169_oLater on the same day, ABC4EU was presented at Laurea UAS’ research projects’ event where many other projects were presented to the master students studying in different study programmes. Laurea strongly drives a close integration of students and R&D projects, therefore the projects were presented as opportunities for the students to do a thesis and/or be integrated in R&D work. The event allowed students to interact with project representatives and have their questions answered on the spot. This is also supported by Laurea’s overall study method of Learning by Developing (LbD) which aims to integrate studies directly with the working life.

The event lasted for about one hour and there were approximately 20 participants throughout the event.