The EMERITUS Community of Practice is looking for your contribution

Community of practice

Would you like to contribute to the work of EMERITUS? Join its Community of Practice!


One of the core activities of the EMERITUS project concerns the creation of a Community of Practice (CoP) to foster cooperation on environmental crime while connecting a heterogeneous community of stakeholders (Police Authorities, Border Guards at local, national and international levels, Environmental NGOs, Policy makers, Research Institute and related industries).


The ultimate goals of the CoP are to create a stable community of experts that can be informed about the project advancements and results of  EMERITUS (in advance and more extensively vis-à-vis public communication activities), provide specific feedback and inputs to improve the solutions elaborated, and establish a specific Policy Maker Board which will lead the definition of the roadmap to standardise EMERITUS’ results.


Are you interested in learning how to exploit technologies to tackle environmental crimes effectively? Do you have similar or related projects? Are you available to collaborate with the EMERITUS team to better tailor the project results to actual and concrete needs If so, we invite you to candidate yourself for taking part in the EMERITUS Community of Practice through this form to be filled in. Once your candidature is received and reviewed, the EMERITUS team will contact you back to formalise your participation (via a free-of-charge dedicated agreement) and start involving you in the foreseen activities.


All CoP members will be involved in the Community’s Kick-off meeting, where the planning and the objectives for the first period of activity will be decided. Subsequently, CoP members will exchange information, contribute to the draft of the CoP regular newsletter and attend relevant events. Moreover, they will provide feedback on the topic matter, which are crucial for the group’s growth and achieving its goals. 


EMERITUS will be organising a series of online and in-presence events to expand the network and inform CoP members about project result. These events will focus mainly on:

  • Protocol co-creation
  • Geo intelligence platform development and integration
  • Operational training and testing of the EMERITUS integrated solution
  • Policy recommendation and roadmap


Moreover, all members of the Community will participate in the co-design of technical solutions that they can also implement in their own work.