Horizon Europe - Cluster 3 civil security for society

Last checked on:
26 April 2022
Published on:
12 March 2021

Europe needs protection against threats of terrorism and organised crime. This includes the trafficking of firearms, drugs, humans and cultural goods. The Horizon Europe framework programme cluster 3 projects will develop knowledge, technologies and other solutions that create societal impact and result in a stable Europe. They will also protect and promote a competitive European civil security industry.

The projects must support European Union policy priorities relating to security. This includes cybersecurity, disaster risk reduction and resilience. Also, projects must take human factors, citizens and related communities into account. This is necessary to secure the societal impact and ensure the respect of fundamental rights.

Calls for proposals

The Cluster 3 programme 2021-2022 has 6 goals:

  • Better protection of the European Union and its citizens against crimes and terrorism;
  • Effective management of the European Union's external borders;
  • Resilient infrastructure;
  • Increased cybersecurity;
  • A disaster-resilient society for Europe; and
  • Strengthened security research and innovation (SSRI)

The European Commission publishes several calls for proposals throughout the period of 2021 and 2022.

See the European Commission’s Funding and Tender opportunities portal for the calls.

Questions or advice?

The Netherlands Enterprise Agency hosts the National Contact Point (NCP) for Horizon Europe. Contact the Civil security for society advisors for questions or advice on how to apply for funding and how to develop your project proposal.

Commissioned by:
  • Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy
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