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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No-deal Brexit and Horizon 2020-including GDPR and EUCI

No-deal Brexit scenario and consequences for implementation on Horizon 2020 projects: compilation of informations from UK and the Commission, including GDPR issues and EU Classified Information (EUCI) and contact points for stakeholders in Flanders.


European Satellite Center

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


Presentation Security Work Programme 18-20, calls and topics

Presented at NCP Flanders event dd. 04.12.2017

Deadline postponed of 3 SC7 call topics to 28 August

The deadline for submission for the 3 calls H2020-SU-INFRA-2018, H2020-SU-DS-2018 and H2020-SU-SEC-2018 had to be postponed to Tuesday, the 28 AUG.


Infosessions Horizon2020 Autumn 2017/Winter 2018

Overview of the programme-specific infosessions organised by the European Commission


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Ideal-ist Proposal Check Event for ICT calls in Horizon 2020


EU Secure Societies Info Days & Brokerage Event