SC7 - Secure societies – Protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens

This Societal Challenge is about undertaking the research and innovation activities needed to protect the European citizens, society and economy as well as the infrastructures services, the prosperity, political stability and wellbeing.

The work programme of 2018-2020 focuses on protecting the infrastructure of Europe, security and digital security.

This is translated into the following subjects:

  • Protecting the infrastructure of Europe and the people in European smart cities
  • Disaster-resilient societies
  • Fight against crime and terrorism
  • Border and external security
  • Cybersecurity, digital privacy and data protection
  • Management of cyber-attacks and other risks
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Security research in ERC grants awarded during FP7 and Horizon 2020

Daniel Frank and Zdeněk Kučera from the Technology Centre CAS in Prague, Czech Republic, have analysed which ERC funded research under FP7 and Horizon 2020 was executed/is in progress on security topics, more specifically categorised along four security programme lines in the Societal Challenge 7 (Secure societies – protecting freedom and security of Europa and its citizens), which are DS – Digital Security; FCT – Fight against Crime and Terrorism, Criminology, Criminality prevention; DRS – Disaster-Resilience: Safeguarding and securing society and BES – Border Security and External Security. Under FP7 and Horizon 2020 a total of 236 ERC grants were devoted to security research amounting to 2% and 2.6% of the total of ERC grants.

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NEW EUROPEAN DEFENCE RESEARCH SCHEMES: RESEARCH SCHEMES: PP, PP, PADR and EDFPADR and EDF -Research

The European Defence Agency provided on 02.07.2019 an updated overview of their research schemes

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EIT Governing Board seeks for new members

The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) is selecting up to four new members for its Governing Board. The Call for Expression of Interest is now open until 30 September 2020.

SU-DRS02-2020 – Information on Co-funding opportunities

We would like to inform applicants that the Co-funding opportunities from the Japan Science and Technology Agency are no longer applicable for the 2020 Call for proposals for the topic “SU-DRS02-2018-201

SAVE THE DATE - Security Research Event (SRE) 2020

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