Call for Proposals - Security call 4 FP7-SEC-2011-1 Closed!


The Security theme aims at meeting its main objectives: improved security for the citizens, and enhanced competitiveness for industry. Successful demonstration of the appropriateness and performance of novel solutions is a key factor for the take-up of the output of the research work and its implementation by security policies and measures. The Security theme should also support the (re)structuring of the European security sector.

The primary ambition of the Security theme is to develop innovative security solutions and to facilitate their rapid take-up for the implementation of security policies and programmes. All seven activities, the four mission-oriented and the three cross-cutting areas have topics in the Security call 4. Topics address one (or more) of the following four ambitions:

  • Important capability gaps (urgent needs that can easily be fulfilled with new solutions based on innovative technologies)
  • Validation of solutions resulting from research and development (experimentation involving their appropriation by the end-users)
  • Core critical capabilities needed by Europe (where technologies are not yet mature)
  • High risk / high pay-off projects (with a view at long-term development of groundbreaking new technologies)


Activity: 10.1 Increasing the Security of the Citizens

Area: 10.1.1 Organised crime

  • SEC-2011.1.1-1 Digital forensic - Capability Project

Area: 10.1.2 Intelligence against terrorism

  • SEC-2011.1.3-1 Improvised Explosive Device (IED) neutralisation in urban / civil environment – Capability Project
  • SEC-2011.1.3-2 Forensic analysis of an explosion or an unexploded IED- Capability Project
  • SEC-2011.1.3-3 Comprehensive toolbox for humanitarian clearing of large civil areas from antipersonal landmines and cluster munitions – Integration Project

Area: 10.1.4 Ordinary Crime and Forensic

  • SEC-2011.1.4-1 Understanding of unintended consequences of global illicit-drug control measures – Capability Project
  • SEC-2011.1.4-2 Innovative techniques for safe external control of non cooperative vehicles – Capability Project
  • SEC-2011.1.4-3 Advanced forensic framework - Coordination and Support Action

Area: 10.1.5 CBRN Protection

  • SEC-2011.1.5-1 Development of detection capabilities of difficult to detect radioactive sources and nuclear materials - Capability Project
  • SEC-2011.1.5-2 Identification and Development of low-risk alternatives to high-risk chemicals – Capability Project or Support Action
  • SEC-2011.1.5-3 Development of improved forensic tools applied to radiological contaminations – Capability Project

Activity: 10.2 Increasing the Security of infrastructures and utilities

Area: 10.2.2 CP-IP Energy, Transport, communication grids

  • SEC-2011.2.2-1 Airport checkpoints – Integration Project
  • SEC-2011.2.2-2 Protection of Critical Infrastructure (structures, platforms and networks) against Electromagnetic Attacks - Capability Project

Area: 10.2.4 Supply chain

  • SEC-2011.2.4-1 International postal supply chains - Integration Project

Area: 10.2.5 Cyber crime

  • SEC-2011.2.5-1 Cyber attacks against critical infrastructures - Capability Project

Activity: 10.3 Intelligent surveillance and enhancing border security

Area: 10.3.4 Border checks

  • SEC-2011.3.4-1 Security of biometric data and travel documents – Integration Project
  • SEC-2011.3.4-2 “Artificial sniffer”- Capability Project
  • SEC-2011.3.4-3 Border crossing points of the future - Capability Project

Activity: 10.4 Restoring security and safety in case of crisis

Area: 10.4.1 CP-IP Preparedness, prevention, mitigation and planning

  • SEC-2011.4.1-1 Crisis management modelling tool - Integration Project
  • SEC-2011.4.1-2 Psycho social support of Crisis Management – Capability Project

Area: 10.4.2 Response

  • SEC-2011.4.2-1 Post crisis lesson learned exercise – Capability Project or Coordination and Support Action
  • SEC-2011.4.2-2 Unmanned search and rescue solutions – Integration Project
  • SEC-2011.4.2-3 Rapid deployment of shelters, facilities and medical care resources following a major disaster - Integration Project
  • SEC-2011.4.2-4 Enhancing crisis response abilities of the public – Coordination and Support Action

Area: 10.4.4 CBRN response

  • SEC-2011.4.4-1 CBRN individual Protective Clothing - Capability Project

Activity: 10.5 Improving security systems integration, interconnectivity and interoperability

Area: 10.5.1 Information Management

  • SEC-2011.5.1-1 Evaluation of identification technologies, including Biometrics

Area: 10.5.2 Secure Communications

  • SEC-2011.5.2-1 Technical solutions for interoperability between first responder communication systems - Capability Project

Area: 10.5.3 Interoperability

  • SEC-2011.5.3-1 Establishment of a first responders Platform for interoperability
  • SEC-2011.5.3-2 Operational data exchange
  • SEC-2011.5.3-3 Developing interoperability frameworks for mission-oriented security systems
  • SEC-2011.5.3-4 Video archive search – Capability Project

Area: 10.5.4 Standardisation

  • SEC-2011.5.4-1 Towards standardisation of CBRN detection and identification

Activity: 10.6 Security and society

Area: 10.6.1 Citizens, media and security

  • SEC-2011.6.1-1 Analysis of the security systems in Europe
  • SEC-2011.6.1-2 Protection of European citizens abroad
  • SEC-2011.6.1-3 Signs of ‘early warning’ to detect trends and weak signals in social polarisation, violent radicalisation development and segregation
  • SEC-2011.6.1-4 Reduction of the cognitive biases in intelligence analysis
  • SEC-2011.6.1-5 Surveillance and the challenges for the security of the citizen (topic coordinated with the SSH theme)

Area: 10.6.2 Organisational structure and cultures of public users

  • SEC-2011.6.2-1 Best practices for enhancing security policy in urban zones

Area: 10.6.3 Foresight, scenarios and security as an evolving concept

  • SEC-2011.6.3-1 Assessing trends and threats in a society

Area: 10.6.4 Security economics

  • SEC-2011.6.4-1 Develop socio-economic methodologies which can be adapted to different missions in security research

Area: 10.6.5 Ethics and justice

  • SEC-2011.6.5-1 Conflict resolution and mediation
  • SEC-2011.6.5-2 The relationship between Human privacy and security

Activity: 10.7 Security research coordination and structuring

Area: 10.7.1 ERA-Net

  • SEC-2011.7.1-1 Co-ordination of national research programmes in the area of Security research (ERA-NET)

Area: 10.7.2 Small and Medium Enterprises

  • SEC-2011.7.2-1 Effective approach between end-users and SMEs

Area: 10.7.4 Other coordination

  • SEC-2011.7.4-1 Networking of researchers for a high level multi-organisational and cross-border collaboration

Area: 10.7.5 End users

  • SEC-2011.7.5-1 Innovation and research within security organisations
  • SEC-2011.7.5-2 Definition of requirements by civil Security end-users for large air transport systems

Area: 10.7.6 Training

  • SEC-2011.7.6-1 Development of a European training curriculum for international crisis management

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 221,43 Million EUR (Orientation of the budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 02 December 2010 - 10 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Work Programme 2011 - Security (Work programme)
  • Call for Proposals - Security call 4 (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Research

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