TARGET is a pan-European platform developing the use of Augmented and Virtual Reality (AVR) and serious gaming techniques for the training and competence assessment of Security Critical Agents (SCA), including first responders (police, fire, emergency medical services), counter terrorism units, border guards and critical infrastructure operators.
As recent events in London, Nice, Paris and Brussels have shown, the threats to our civil society are constantly evolving, and therefore the way in which police and Security Critical Agents (SCAs) train, prepare and respond to these threats must also continuously evolve.
Representing 16 partners from 10 EU member states, the TARGET consortium brings together the expertise of major end-users, leading edge technologists and experts in technology assessment, ethics, and security sensitivity. TARGET will develop, trial and assess a comprehensive open distributed platform using Augmented and Virtual Reality (AVR) and Mixed Reality technologies incorporated into state-of-the-art decision support tools.
TARGET is developing the unique combination of serious gaming Training Content (TC) and collaborative trans-national training to achieve its objectives. TARGET will trigger the emergence of an innovative marketplace for sharing, licensing and paying for serious TC between SCAs, dramatically leveraging the existing European wealth of exercises.