The VIGILANT project includes extensive training for its partner police authorities on the use of the platform and its individual tools. It will also train police authorities about coordinated disinformation campaigns and how to identify their intended effect. By understanding the social drivers, goals, motivations, psychological dispositions and actions of individuals sharing and consuming disinformation linked to criminal acts, it will enable police authorities to counter their effects.
The project will also establish a peer-to-peer sustainable support network for European police officers to share their experience and knowledge long after the project has finished. Often disinformation and other forms of harmful content linked to criminal activities found in one jurisdiction are reused by other criminal networks in other jurisdictions. A network of police officers and units will enable knowledge sharing and coordinated responses to campaigns and criminal activities.