Universidad Pontificia Comillas

We would like to contribute to make the Internet a better and safer place for minors.

Universidad Pontificia COMILLAS is a Catholic university located in Madrid (Spain) that has been administered for over a century by the Society of Jesus. ICAI is COMILLAS Engineering School, focused on industrial and telecommunication engineering. In this project, ICAI will be represented by its Institute for Research in Technology, that will provide their expertise in cybersecurity and data analytics. On the other hand, CIHS, COMILLAS Humanities and Social Sciences School, will provide their expertise in psychology, criminology, and anthropology.

Technical University of Madrid

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

The use of Internet and connected devices among young people is increasing and, as a result, also their exposure to cyber-attacks and cybercrime. Our main goal is to investigate these risks, their implications and how to mitigate them, contributing to promote a safer use of the Internet by young people. Within RAYUELA, we will provide our experience in IoT (Internet of Things) and Cybersecurity, leading the work in threat modeling, wearables, connected devices and their key vulnerabilities, and the links between technology and cybercrime as a service.

UPM's team working in RAYUELA forms part of the Research Group on Telecommunication Network and Services and Internet (RSTI). Our group has a long experience in European and national R&D projects, as well as in collaborations with public organizations and private entities. Currently, our main research activities are focused on the areas of Cybersecurity and Internet of Things (IoT).

Tecnalia Fundation Research and Innovation

Fundación Tecnalia Research and Innovation

To apply game design and UX techniques to develop a serious game to give users a memorable experience through which we have better understanding of the factors affecting online behaviour related to new ways of cyber criminality.

We are senior researchers working in Tecnalia in the areas of the user experience, human factors and gamification, including game design techniques. We design, develop and validate the experience from the user perspective from the beginning of a design and development process in order to provide users with the best experience when interact with applications.


Timelex is participating in RAYUELA to deal with the legal questions and challenges of the project, especially in terms of data protection. Since the project involves processing significant amounts of (sensitive) data about minors, this aspect needs to be duly addressed.

Timelex is a leading niche law firm based in Brussels, specialised in the legal aspects of information technology (IT), privacy & data protection (GDPR), intellectual property, and media & electronic communications. Every day we strive to match law and innovation.

Bratislava Policy Institute

Bratislavský inštitút pre politickú analýzu

Our childrens are our future, and their vulnerability starts and ends with our level of responsibility and empathy. To raise them in a safe environment is crucial for their development and also for the society. That is the main reason, we wanted to be part of RAYUELA project – to prevent cybercrimes and to educate our specialists and young people. To make internet safe again.

Bratislava Policy Institute (BPI) is an independent, not-for-profit think tank dedicated to fostering liberal democracy, human rights and CE region, and European integration through analysis and debate, supporting and challenging at relevant stakeholders in national and international level to make informed decisions based on evidence and analysis. BPI all their activities are dedicated also to fostering all kinds of partnerships among various actors at local, regional and European level, and at civic, public and business level in policy-making and is supporting discussion about the future of Europe and our European identity.

The Centre for Ethics, University of Tartu

Tartu Ülikooli eetikakeskus

CEUT has also helped to develop ethical guidelines for the involvement of children and young people in research in the past, for example in the project „Children as Change Agents for Science in Society” (SiSCatalyst). We wanted to offer help and expertise on how to involve children in research and how to use different research methods ethically to ensure and improve the overall quality of the project, and to develop guidelines which stress the ethical aspects of situations researching children.

The Centre for Ethics, University of Tartu is a consortium of the University of Tartu, founded in 2001 to conduct interdisciplinary research in subjects related to ethics, to promote the teaching of ethics at the university, to raise awareness of ethics among the public, to inform the public about ethics issues, and to encourage members of the public to engage in discussions about values and norms. The faculties that participate in our work are as follows: faculty of arts and humanities, faculty of social sciences, faculty of medicine and faculty of science and technology.

Polícia Judiciária

PJ, as key stakeholder, will contribute to build the knowledge base on cybercrime drivers in WP1 and WP2, also providing input for the guidelines and recommendations to design RAYUELA’s serious game in WP3, and contributing to the interpretation of all data analysed in WP6. Moreover, they will be key for the definition of new guidelines and communication strategy to other LEAs in WP7. PJ will also ensure end-user participation and vision. As an end user, PJ will work on requirements definition, execution cooperation and validation on results. PJ will ensure end-user participation and vision.

Polícia Judiciária (PJ) is the Portuguese higher criminal police body, hierarchically organized under the aegis of the Ministry of Justice. PJ is the national criminal investigation police agency of Portugal, focused in fighting serious crimes, including homicides, kidnapping, organized crime, terrorism, illegal drug trade, corruption, cybercrime and financial crime. PJ’s mission consists on assisting the judicial and prosecuting authorities with investigations, by developing and promoting preventive, detection and investigative actions. PJ will ensure end-user participation and vision and will work on requirements definition, execution cooperation and validation on results.

Valencia Local Police

Policía Local de València

On the one hand, cybercrime trend is clearly on the rise. On the other, youngsters are a specially vulnerable group that can become either cybercrime victims or offenders. PLV participates in RAYUELA project because it will enrich its cybercrime expertise, as well as enrich the current prevention and awareness campaigns in its “Help to Prevent” program in Valencia´s primary and secondary schools. Simultaneously, RAYUELA project will benefit from our good relationship with educative centers thanks to our proximity to citizens and youngsters being a local LEA.

With more than 1,500,000 inhabitants, Valencia is the 3rd largest city in Spain. More than 1,600 police officers form the Valencia Local Police (PLV). PLV’s duties are wide, ranging from surveillance and road traffic control to maintaining citizen security and safety, administrative police, community police, domestic violence, mediation police, fight against crime, management of emergencies, environmental police, etc. Overall, it is one of the most active local police forces in Spain, due to its continuous innovation in new technologies. The Centre of Security and Emergencies (CISE) is the best example of innovation in police management thanks to the use of ICTs tools. Moreover, it is a great test bed for pilot experiences and tests. PLV has managed (as a leader or a partner) 30 successful European projects from different programmes (H2020, 7th FP of R+D in Security, Lifelong Learning Programme, Prevention and Fight against Crime, Daphne III, Civil Protection Financial Instrument, Criminal Justice, etc.). PLV has a 30 year-old Community Policing model, which provides a satisfactory relationship with the citizens, thanks to more than 200 CPO within the municipality. This professional profile makes them receive very relevant multidisciplinary information.

Police Service of Northern Ireland

PSNI are excited to join this ambitious project to ensure that we uphold every child and young person’s fundamental right to be safeguarded from harm. As stated in the Children Order ( N. I), we believe that all children and young people have the right to be heard, to be listened to and be taken seriously. They should also be consulted and involved in all matters and decisions which may affect their lives and be provided with appropriate support to do so. The Rayuela Project seeks to enable our children and young people to enjoy the cyber world with confidence.

Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) is the Law Enforcement Agency in Northern Ireland. Our vision is to build a safe, confident and peaceful Northern Ireland. Policing with the Community is about understanding and responding to the human impact of policing. Our purpose is about creating a partnership in which policing reflects and responds to the community’s needs and in which our community plays an active part in delivering a solution.


Tilde would always support empowering and educating young people in Europe about the risks and threats of the internet. Safe and secure future means a lot to us!

Tilde drives innovation in European language technologies to support languages in the digital age and enable multilingual communication. By using the latest cutting-edge AI-driven technologies, Tilde develops neural machine translation systems, intelligent virtual assistants and speech technologies.

Ghent University


UGent chose to participate in the RAYUELA project given its explicit interest in topics related to organised crime, informal economies, human trafficking, and related topics such as legal issues related to and prevention of these crimes. UGent contributes to the RAYUELA project through the expertise that has been developed in its department of criminology, criminal law, and social law in relation to these topics, as well as its more general expertise in (novel) social scientific research methods.

Ghent University is a top 100 university and one of the major universities in Belgium. Our 11 faculties offer more than 200 courses and conduct in-depth research within a wide range of scientific domains. Ghent University Global Campus is also the first European university in Songdo, South Korea.

Ellinogermaniki Agogi

Using a game-based approach to tackle one of the biggest challenges in the digital era, that of online safety, especially in the context of school education, has been a priority for EA.

EA is a Greek school incorporating a Research and Development Department with a solid record in the fields of formal and informal learning, game-based education, school innovation, STEAM and social inclusion, aiming at empowering learners and teachers to thrive in a landscape of unprecedented challenges.

University Colleges Leuven-Limburg

As a pedagogical research group UCLL’s Art of Teaching will be heavily involved in RAYUELA’s pilot studies. The group will also participate in the setup as in the follow-up, conclusions and dissemination of the project, thanks to its pedagogical expertise and to its extensive research and educational network.

University Colleges Leuven-Limburg UCLL participates in Rayuela with the Teacher Education Department and its educational research unit Expertise Centre Art of Teaching – Vakdidactiek. The Centre aims at developing subject pedagogical expertise in various education areas. Within the philosophy of the Centre, the teachers take up a central position in the educational process as an inspiring and unifying force.


DIGITAL wants to contribute to empowering young people to a more conscious and aware use of the Internet through gaming, in a preventive and mitigating action to reduce cybercriminal behaviour across Europe.

Our focus is to support Europeans who have an insufficient level of digital skills. This means they have less chances to find work, to use online services, to have a better quality of life, to be included in today’s society. We believe that every European should be able to exploit the benefits and opportunities created by digital transformation. Our mission is to empower our member organisations representing non-formal education providers to support millions of Europeans to succeed in the digital transformation by providing them with training and advice.

Zabala Innovation Consulting

To contribute with our expertise in Project Management to ensure a smooth implementation of the Project.

With a 35 year experience in R&D activities, Zabala is committed to innovation from within, by participating and managing a large number of European Projects. Our areas of expertise include Smart Cities (transport, environment, materials and energy), ICT (open data, security, mobile and IoT), Health (biotech, chemistry and agri-food), and technologies aimed at improving production processes and products across different industrial sectors.

Estonian Police and Border Guard Board

Politsei- ja Piirivalveamet

Year to year, more minors are experiencing cyberbullying and other forms of cybercrime. It is important that we as a police but also as a country, have the knowledge, tools and experts to deal with that kind of cases. It is also important that young people themselves have sufficient knowledge to use the internet safely. That is the main reason, we wanted to be part of RAYUELA project – to prevent cybercrimes and to educate our specialists and our young people.

Estonian Police and Border Guard Board is a police authority, with more than 5000 people working in the name of internal safety. EPBG is developing cooperation with other national authorities, local government units, public organizations, citizens and their communities, other countries and international law enforcement bodies.

NEC Laboratories Europe

RAYUELA H2020 project is designed to improve the global security online by understanding the drivers and human factors affecting the cyber-crime. At NEC Laboratories Europe GmbH, We aim at developing technological breakthroughs that can be turned into sustainable business by the NEC Group, while contributing to our core social values of safety, security, fairness and efficiency. We have worked hard to make NEC Labs Europe a world-class research organization and we will further strengthen it by maintaining our open innovation and cooperation culture. While technical trends and the business environment keep changing rapidly, the openness, diversity and multi-national backgrounds of our members is what keeps on fueling NLE’s ideation and adaptation capabilities. As such, RAYUELA represents a unique opportunity for NEC to interact both with Law Enforcement Agencies and young adults and advance in the generation of novel solutions to improve the security online worldwide.

NEC Laboratories Europe GmbH, located in Heidelberg, Germany was established in 1997. Since then we have been constantly fueled by new ideas and are passionate about bringing them to the real world. Among us there are researchers and experts from more than 25 countries, half of which are PhD holders, who have contributed to our excellent reputation in Europe. We orchestrate our research agenda with NEC's global research organizations in Japan, China, Singapore, India and the United States, as well as with NEC's business units in Japan. We transfer technology to business units as well as to global subsidiaries like the 200+ affiliates of NEC. A defining attribute of NEC Laboratories Europe is our inclination towards open innovation. We collaborate with universities, research institutes, other corporate research centers and potential users in a co-creation mode, leading to breakthrough innovation combined with market-orientation.