Between September and November 2023, three online focus groups were conducted with the participation of 13 experts and stakeholder representatives. The objective of the focus groups was to analyse five controversial issues that strongly influence the social acceptance of new threat and risk methodologies and artificial intelligence-based cross-media technologies applied to migration. The discussion of these controversial issues, identified through a second-tier analysis of the interviews conducted in the previous phase of the task, revealed general attention and even a clear demand for new analytical tools, together with a cautious attitude leading to a gradual adoption strategy of the new tools. The focus groups have been planned and conducted by K&I – Alfonso Alfonsi, Luciano d’Andrea and Paolo Signore – under Work Package 4 of the project.