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The EU-funded METICOS project aims to create an up-to-date acceptance classification scheme as well as a societal and ethical impact dashboard of border control technologies, to empower three major sub-divisions of the wider border control sector: travelers, border control authorities and service providers. 
METICOS will mainly focus on established models and theories, such as the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM), the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT) and Innovation Diffusion Theory. In addition, performance and credibility expectations of smart border technologies from travelers, border management and law enforcement agencies will be explored in detail. As such, METICOS aims to create a holistic solution to address challenges for border management, both as regards societal acceptance and efficiency. 
The METICOS toolkit will be validated in two application scenarios and in five different countries. 

ViLabs develops and coordinates the implementation of the dissemination and communication strategy of METICOS. In addition, the company supports partners to develop feasible individual exploitation plans that will guarantee the quick market uptake and the long term sustainability of the developed solutions after the end of the project.

Project reference: This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme under Grant Agreement No 883075

Duration: 36 Months