Focus on Horizon 2020 Secure Societies: The remaining funding opportunities and here to find out more.

The final Horizon 2020 calls from the Secure Societies societal challenge were released last year, detailing 20 new funding opportunities for business, academia, other researchers and the public sector to apply for.

These opportunities cover a broad spectrum of areas, including Digital Security: Cybersecurity, Digital Privacy and data protection, Artificial Intelligence and security and broader security issues (Terrorism, Disaster Resilience and Border Security)

The deadline to submit application is on the 27th August 2020 and a full list of the opportunities are at the bottom of this page. 

Below you will find details of where to find more information about the current funding opportunities, upcoming webinars and recent recordings,brokerage and partnering iresources and where to find suport.

Current funding opportunities:

Upcoming Webinars

  • 28th May: Interactive Proposal Development Workshop

    The KTN, together with the Secure Societies UK National Contact Point have organised an Interactive Proposal Development Workshop to support potential applicants who are considering applying to any of the final 20 funding topics.  Further Information is available on the Registration Page.

  • 19th & 20th May Webinar on Disaster Resilience Topics
    SEREN4 have organised 3 webinars dedicated to the Disaster Resilience. These are:

    H2020-SU-DRS01 WEBINAR: Human factors, and social, societal, and organisational aspects for disaster-resilient societies - Register to the SU-DRS01 webinar.
    H2020-SU-DRS02 WEBINAR: Technologies for first responders - Sub-topic 3: [2020] Methods and guidelines for pre-hospital life support and triage - Register to the SU-DRS02 webinar.
    H2020-SU-DRS03 WEBINAR: Pre-normative research and demonstration for disaster-resilient societies - Sub-topic 3: [2020] First aids vehicles deployment, training, maintenance, logistic and remote centralized coordination means - Register to the SU-DRS03 webinar. 

Recordings of Previous Events 

  • The Horizon 2020European Secure Societies Info Day (April) included full details of the funding opportunities with presentations from the European Commission . The slides can be downloaded and include the audio.
    You can access these on the event page
  • UK Horizon 2020 Secure Societies: Information and Consortia Building Event
    The webinar held on the 26th March provides the policy context behind the funding opportunities provided by the European Commission, Details of the current topics, case studies and tips on writing an application, build collaborations and join H2020 consortia, how to submit an application and the available support.You can view the recording and the slides on the event page

Partnering and Brokerage 

  • The Horizon 2020 Secure Societies Info Day in April, which was organised by SEREN4 included a Brokerage event. The website includes the profiles of over 600 virtual attendees from across the globe, their interests as pitch presentations. You can view the profiles of the attendees and view the brokerage slides on the event page

  • The Enterprise Europe Network provides a Partner Search Facility to help you identify potential partners. Visit the Enterprise Europe Network Scotland website for more details
  • The European Commission participant portal contains a partner search for each funding call> You can access and upload these by clicking on the call topics below

Innovation actions

 Research and Innovation action 

Pre-Commercial Procurement 

Coordination and Support Action 


Support and further Information

  • The UK National Contact Point for the Secure Societies is Zale Johnson. You can contact Zale on
  • SEREN4, the Security Research National Contact Point network has a dedicated website
  • The European Commission participant portal contains Funding & tender opportunities contains all the Horizon 2020 calls.
    This is the entry point for participants and experts in funding programmes and tenders managed by the European Commission and other EU bodies.
  • You can contact the Regional Contact Point for Scotland on
Richard Buxbaum - Scotland Europa - NCP Services
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