The world is changing at an unprecedented rate, and AI is at the forefront of this change. While providing numerous benefits, many have raised concerns over the impact AI has or will have on matters such as security. The EU-funded ALIGNER project aims to unite European actors who have concerns about AI, law enforcement and policing to jointly identify and discuss how to enhance Europe’s security whereby AI strengthens law enforcement agencies while providing benefits to the public. The project’s work will help pave the way for an AI research roadmap.





Register for the 7th ALIGNER Workshop, May 13th and 14th

How could AI be used for malicious intend in the future? Which research and policy actions to be need to tackle these potential threats as well as increase the AI capabilities of Law Enforcement Agencies? How will the final version of the EU AI Act impact law...

ALIGNER @ CYCLOPES Dissemination Event, 16-17 April, Vienna

Want to discuss AI and cybercrime, as well as the ethical and legal implications? Join our colleague Daniel Lückerath at the CYCLOPES Dissemination Event on April 17th in Vienna, where we will discuss with Dr. Marco Gercke from the Cybercrime Research Institute and...

ALIGNER @ InCyber Forum in Lille, March 26th – 28th

Next week, our colleagues from KU Leuven, CBRNE Ltd., Fraunhofer IAIS, and MPD will be at the InCyber Forum in Lille, France! Come find us at the EU pavillion between March 26th and 28th, where we will also give two pitches on our approach to Fundamental Rights Impact...

ALIGNER @ The Security, Democracy & Cities international conference, 20-22 March, Brussels

ALIGNER is joining forces with the European Forum for Urban Security and will participate at EFUS' Security, Democracy, and Cities international conference between March 20th and 22nd in Brussels. Come find our colleagues Donatella Casaburo and Daniel Lückerath at our...

Research Roadmap for AI in Support of Law Enforcement and Policing published!

How do Law Enforcement Agencies cope with current and emerging trends in Artificial Intelligence? Which capabilities do they need to fight criminal misuse of AI? And how can AI be utilized by Law Enforcement Agencies in an ethically, legally, and societally acceptable...

ALIGNER Survey on AI Trends and Developments

Do you work in law enforcement and policing, or are you a researcher, industry professional or policy maker involved with AI? How do you view current AI trends and their impact on law enforcement and policing– as an opportunity or challenge? We want to hear about your...

The ALIGNER Fundamental Rights Impact Assessment

Artificial intelligence can incredibly enhance law enforcement agencies’ capabilities to prevent, investigate, detect and prosecute crimes, as well as to predict and anticipate them. However, despite the numerous promised benefits, the use of AI systems in the law...


Do you want to talk to us about the risks, challenges, and opportunities for police and law enforcement agencies arising from the exponential growth in AI applications and techniologies? Do you want to know how we assess the technical, ethical, and legal implications...

Save the date: ALIGNER Workshop no. 5 – AI, cybercrime, and cyber security

With the increasing popularity of AI technology, there is a growing concern about how it could be used for malicious purposes and which implications the use of AI by law enforcement might have. For example, ChatGPT has demonstrated remarkable capabilities in natural...

Ethical and Legal Aspects of AI for Law Enforcement

Artificial Intelligence is a double-edged sword that can bring about significant positive change in the justice and home affairs sectors while amplifying and even raising new challenges and risks. To ensure that AI in civil security domain is used for the benefit of...

Dr. Daniel Lückerath


Project Manager, Work Package Lead
(WP1 – Project Management)

Fraunhofer Institute for intelligent Analysis and Information Systems IAIS
Schloss Birlinghoven 1
53757 Sankt Augustin


Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems IAIS, Germany (Coordinator)

CBRNE Ltd., United Kingdom

FOI: Totalförsvarets forskningsinstitut, Sweden

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

Gobierno Vasco – Departamento de Seguridad, Spain

Polismyndigheten Swedish Police Authority, Sweden

Bayerisches Staatsministerium des Innern, für Sport und Integration, Germany 

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement no. 101020574.