Civil Security

This cluster responds to the challenges arising from persistent security threats to citizens and communities and includes cybercrime and those resulting from natural and/or man-made events. It challenges innovators to address the biggest security issues of our day by developing ‘fit for purpose’ solutions.

Introduction to Civil Security

The Civil Security for Society Work Programme contains funding calls which focus on security, including cybersecurity, and disaster risk reduction and resilience. In addition, it will build on lessons learnt from the COVID-19 crisis in terms of prevention, mitigation, preparedness and capacity building for crises (including health crises) and in improving cross-sectoral aspects of such crises. Each of the themed destinations challenge innovators to develop ‘fit for purpose’ solutions for the biggest security issues of our day. This includes persistent security threats like terrorism and crime, including cybercrime, as well as natural and man-made disasters.

Funding areas

  • disaster-resilient societies
  • protection and security
  • cybersecurity

Work Programme summary and download

This Work Programme outlines the Civil Security in Society funding opportunities.


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Horizon Europe UK National Contact Point (NCP) - Civil Security

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