FALCON (Fight Against Large-scale Corruption and Organised Crime Networks)
is a three-year Horizon Europe research project in the field of anti-corruption. It will address the significant challenges of the global fight against corruption by developing new, data-driven indicators and tools. FALCON was started in September 2023 and follows an evidence-based, multi-actor and interdisciplinary approach.
A comprehensive approach: The scope of FALCON
We gather data from heterogeneous sources into a common model and build the software to analyze it.
Based on this data and AI methods, we develop tools for risk assessment, investigation and decision support.
We cooperate closely with practitioners through co-design workshops, pilot implementation tests and newly developed training measures.
New ways for better understanding and fighting corruption: Social scientists, data analysis experts and law enforcement practitioners join forces in EU research project FALCON
Whilst there is no doubt about its detrimental effects, corruption is a complex phenomenon that is hard to precisely grasp and measure. Thus, policy decisions are poorly informed, and technological tools to support the fight against corruption are lacking. The recently launched Horizon Europe project “Fight Against Large-scale Corruption and Organised Crime Networks (FALCON)” will tackle these challenges. The kick-off meeting was held September 20-21 in Athens.
October 22, 2023
EC’s CERIS workshop on preventing and countering corruption
January 23-24, 2024
FALCON plenary meeting
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Actual corruption phenomena: Pilot use cases
Early detection of public corruption and public procurement fraud
Tracing of sanction circumvention schemes and assets owned by 'kleptocrats'/oligarchs
Tracking and investigating corruption schemes in border control points
Tracing conflicts of interest and asset self-declarations of politically exposed persons