Disaster Resilience and Fighting Crime and Terrorism briefing
10.00 – 17.00,Tuesday 3, November 2015
To encourage participation in the first call to UK academics and industry the Knowledge Transfer Network is hosting a briefing event to provide information and answer questions on the Horizon 2020 Secure Societies programme.
Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme with nearly €80 billion in funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020). The Secure Societies pillar is worth approximately €1.7Bn and aims to fund research and innovation activities required to protect the security of Europe and its citizens.
The primary aims of the Secure Societies Challenge are:
- to enhance the resilience of our society against natural and man-made disasters, ranging from the development of new crisis management tools to communication interoperability, and to develop novel solutions for the protection of critical infrastructure;
- to fight crime and terrorism ranging from new forensic tools to protection against explosives;
- to improve border security, ranging from improved maritime border protection to supply chain security and to support the Union’s external security policies including through conflict prevention and peace building; and
- to provide enhanced cyber-security, ranging from secure information sharing to new assurance models.
The briefing will allow attendees to network, make contacts and explore the individual calls. It is also available via webinar for those that are unable to attend in person.
For more information and to register click here.