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