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News article23 September 2022Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs1 min read

DG HOME releases factsheet on the importance of security research

To show the importance of security research, DG HOME and DG RTD created a factsheet on the impact of security research as well as some of the future challenges and current issues, such as market uptake of research outcomes. 

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The “Civil Security for Society” Cluster within Horizon Europe is the Commission funding instrument that finances research to allow our society and, more specifically, security practitioners to dispose of state of the art tools and relevant knowledge in the critical domains of counter-terrorism, fighting organised crime, border management (including customs security), cybersecurity, and maritime security.

Read the EU security research factsheet

EU is boosting its resilience by funding security research

Technologies and tools developed through the security research part of Horizon Europe are enhancing the capacity of Europe to respond to major disasters and crises such as pandemics, wildfires, floods and earthquakes. Many tools derived from research projects funded under the previous Framework Programme have, for instance, been used throughout Europe to address the COVID-19 crisis.

EU-funded civil security research represents roughly 50% of overall public funding invested in the EU and its countries in this domain. It is therefore crucial for EU countries and industries. This is needed more than ever given the increased security challenges from the war in Ukraine. Moreover, climate change is increasing the frequency of natural disasters. EU-funded security research also contributes to strengthening the EU’s open strategic autonomy and industrial competitiveness in sensitive areas such as biometrics and artificial intelligence.

Apply for security research funding

The “Civil Security for Society” Cluster launches yearly calls where projects can apply for funding. This year’s call has a budget of 189.9 million Euros and covers a total of 31 topics under six destinations:

  • Better protect the EU and its citizens against Crime and Terrorism
  • Effective management of EU external borders
  • Resilient Infrastructure
  • Disaster-Resilient Society for Europe
  • Strengthened Security Research and Innovation
  • Increased Cybersecurity

Deadline for submissions is 23 November 2022 (and for the cybersecurity destination 16 November 2022). To find out more on the call, please visit this webpage.

To read more on what DG HOME does in the field of security research and innovation, please see this webpage.



Publication date
23 September 2022
Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs