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

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Presentations-H2020 Secure Societies 2019 Info Day and Brokerage Event - 13&14.03.2019

Organised by the European Commission and the network SEREN4 giving explanation about the SC7 calls that are recenty opened with a deadline for submission 22.08.2019.

Horizon Impact Award

10.000€/award - deadline 28 May - 17:00

Objective? To illustrate the wider socio-economic benefits of the EU investment in R&I - rewarding beneficiaries that have successfully demonstrated effective exploitation and uptake of their projects' R&I results

For whom? Open to FP7 or Horizon 2020 projects that have ended


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14th Community of Users Thematic group event


SAVE THE DATE - European Research and Innovation Days 2019