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Nearly €2 billion requested in Horizon 2020 security research funding

Met dank overgenomen van Europese Commissie (EC), gepubliceerd op maandag 26 augustus 2019.

REA has received 342 project proposals by the deadline of the security research calls on 22 August.

In total, €233.36 million across three calls are available for projects working on a wide range of security challenges, such as security for smart and safe cities and public spaces, novel concepts for the management of pandemic crises, new methods to prevent, investigate and mitigate cybercriminal behaviour, security on-board passenger ships, as well as digital security, privacy and personal data protection in healthcare.


Calls and sub-calls

Submitted proposals

Requested funding

Available funding

Protecting the infrastructure of Europe and the people in the European smart cities


€342 million

€38 million

Disaster-resilient societies


€660 million

€59.7 million

Border and external security


€217 million

€41 million

Fight against crime and terrorism


€361 million

€53.16 million

General matters


€14 million

€3.5 million

Digital security


€356 million

€38 million

Projects will be selected for funding with the support of external independent evaluators drawn from the European Commission's experts' database. Central evaluations are expected to start on 30 September 2019, and the selection results will be known by the end of January 2020 at the latest. REA will sign grant agreements with the successful applicants in April 2020.

Would you like to become an evaluator of security research proposals?

The Commission is looking to expand the database through a call for experts covering a very broad range of fields. If you fit the profile and would like to be considered for evaluations, please sign up in the Funding and Tender opportunities portal and detail your expertise and professional experience.

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