TCO Cluster

TCO Cluster consists of the sibling projects of the FRISCO project funded under the same call [ISF-2021-AG-TCO] are TATE and ALLIES.


The ALLIES project aims at supporting micro (and small) HSPs in achieving compliance with the new requirements and obligations under the TCO Regulation. To achieve this, ALLIES adopts four main approaches, each of which targeting skill development and innovation. These four pillars will be respectively focused on (1) learning and awareness raising, (2) technical development and adaptation, (3) training and education, and (4) experience sharing and reporting mechanisms. Both the learning and awareness raising initiatives will further expand the capacity of TCO Regulation by designing a taxonomy of online terrorist related behaviors. The second pillar will be focused on the development of a specific set of AI-boosted user-friendly tools that will enhance small HSPs capabilities on more accurately recognizing
and removing suspicious content. The training and education aspects focus will not only rest on the TCO Regulation content, but also on familiarisation activities with the developed tools. The fourth approach aims at creating a safe online environment where end users anonymously share their experiences as well as useful data in addition to a risk assessment module and unified reporting form for terrorist-related contend and behaviour. Complementing and cooperating with each other, these four pillars will not only support HSPs, but will also contribute to the fulfilment of the TCO Regulation objectives.


The strategic mission of TATE is to increase awareness of the TCO Regulation and requirements among small HSPs through the creation of a series of unique interactive learning materials. This will be supported by the introduction of a bespoke TCO capacity building programme for HSPs, taking priority HSPs through a capacity building programme, scaling existing technical solutions to benefit all smaller HSPs in scope for the TCO regulations. All HSPs offering services in the EU are in scope for the TCO regulation. The target group of this call is therefore smaller HSPs based in the EU and beyond. TATE will provide a threat assessment to determine which exact HSPs will be provided with tailored support as part of the project. TATE will also seek to scale consortium member Tech Against Terrorism’s existing engagement model of practical support for the etch sector in countering terrorist use of the internet whilst respecting human rights and fundamental freedoms.
 The general objectives for the TATE project are to:
(1)Increase awareness about the TCO Regulation and requirements among small HSPs by creating a series of written and interactive learning materials, which will be translated into French and German, with the aim of reaching at least 200 smaller HSPs (based on EU definition) in dissemination of learning materials via outreach activities (workshops, roundtables, podcasts, video-series) and resource hubs (Knowledge Sharing Platform)
(2)Increase number of small HSPs that implement the TCO Regulation effectively by 1) introducing a bespoke TCO capacity-building programme for HSPs, with the aim of taking at least 30 priority HSPs through the capacity building programme3 and 2) scale existing technical solutions (such as the Tech Against Terrorism’s Terrorist Content Analytics Platform and the Knowledge Sharing Platform) to benefit all smaller HSPs in scope for the TCO regulation
(3)Increase the volume of online terrorist content removed by small HSPs and enhance their communication with competent authorities, via expanded functionality to existing technical solutions such as the Terrorist Content Analytics Platform
(4)Establish contacts between small HSPs to exchange best practices among each other via the organisation of workshops and allowing for communication via existing Tech Against Terrorism infrastructure, such as the Knowledge Sharing Platform

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