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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Community of Users- Agenda 2019

Activities in 2019 supporting the development of the Community of Users on secure, safe and resilient societies - coordinated by DG Home


European Satellite Center

European Union Satellite Centre: Institutional provider for satellite derived products and services in security related activities -28.01.2019

Work programme 2020 update – publication of WPs

The European Commission has published the Horizon 2020 work programmes with the updated 2020 calls.

Save-the-date Events October and November 2019

15 October: International Forum to Advance First Aid responder Innovation:  IFAFRI Industry Day 2019

06-07 November: Security Research event 2019: SRE 2019


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14th Community of Users Thematic group event


European Research and Innovation Days 2019


Save-the-date IFAFRI Industry Day 2019