EU civil security research provides innovations, modern technologies and data to governments, EU and national authorities, businesses and researchers, on topics of strategic importance for Europe’s security. These range from fighting crime and terrorism, to strengthening external border management, ensuring our cybersecurity, and helping our society get ready for disasters due to climate change. Under Horizon Europe, the EU’s research and innovation programme for the period 2021-2027, EUR 1.6 billion are available for civil security research.

For 2021 and 2022 alone, EUR 413.8 million have already been programmed to support these EU policy priorities: – protection against crime and terrorism; – effective management of EU external borders; – a reliable, robust and resilient operation of infrastructures; – increased cybersecurity; and – a disaster-resilient society for Europe.

EFFECTOR project was featured on page 2 where Research projects on sea border surveillance and maritime security were mentioned.

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