RECOBIA project (2012-2015)


EUROSINT Forum is a partner in the consortium of the RECOBIA project.


Objective of the project

The objective of the RECOBIA project is to improve the quality of intelligence analysis by reducing the negative impact of cognitive biases upon intelligence analysis.

To this end, the 9 partners of the consortium will make an assessment of cognitive biases and assess how these biases affect the practice of intelligence analysis. Building on this initial assessment, best practices to reduce the negative impact of cognitive biases will be defined, likely to be found in the domains of software tools, training of analysts and organisational issues.



The RECOBIA project consortium consists of companies working in the field of intelligence analysis (CEIS, Hawk, Zanasi SrL) and IT (Thales, Atos), research centres (CEA, University of Konstanz, Graz University of Technology) specialised in cognitive biases. The coordinator of the project is CEIS.


Role of the EUROSINT Forum

Within the RECOBIA project, The EUROSINT FORUM is responsible for facilitating the involvement of End-users and organising the six workshops planned throughout the duration of the project. Four workshop have been organised so far with intelligence professionals. More than 72 participants, stemming from 19 national organisations of 12 Member States, and 4 European Inistitutions, attended these workshops. The organisations following the project are among others: Ministries of Defence, Ministries of Foreign Affairs,  Ministries of Interior, Police, Customs, Intelligence services.