Call for Proposals - Security 2012 FP7-SEC-2012-1 Closed!


The objective of the Security theme is to develop the technologies and knowledge for building capabilities needed to:

  • ensure the security of citizens from threats such as terrorism, natural disasters and crime, while respecting fundamental rights including privacy,
  • ensure optimal and concerted use of available and evolving technologies to the benefit of civil European security,
  • stimulate the cooperation of providers and users for civil security solutions,
  • improve the competitiveness of the European security industry and
  • deliver mission-oriented research results to reduce security gaps.

All seven activity areas, the four mission-oriented and the three cross-cutting areas have topics in the Security call 5. 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).

The Security theme has an exclusively civil application focus.


Activity: 10.1 Increasing the Security of the Citizens

Area: 10.1.1 Organised crime (None)
Area: 10.1.2 Intelligence against terrorism (None)
Area: 10.1.3 Explosives

  • SEC-2012.1.3-1 Less than Lethal Handling of PBIEDs
  • SEC-2012.1.3-2 Home made explosives (HMEs) and recipes characterisation

Area: 10.1.4 Ordinary Crime and Forensic (None)
Area: 10.1.5 CBRN Protection

  • SEC-2012.1.5-1 CBRNE Demo Phase II
  • SEC-2012.1.5-2 Improving drinking water security management and mitigation in large municipalities against major deliberate, accidental or natural CBRN-related contaminations
  • SEC-2012.1.5-3 Identification and development of low-risk alternatives to high-risk chemicals
  • SEC-2012.1.5-4 Securing the food chains from primary production and animal feeds to consumer ready food against deliberate, accidental or natural CBRN contamination

Area: 10.1.6 Information Gathering

  • SEC-2012.1.6-1 Digital, miniaturised operational tool for investigation

Activity: 10.2 Security of infrastructures and utilities

Area: 10.2.1 Design, planning of buildings and urban areas

  • SEC-2012.2.1-1 Resilience of large scale urban built infrastructure
  • SEC-2012.2.1-2 Criticality analysis of critical infrastructure including concepts for forgery proof and efficient facility access systems

Area: 10.2.2 Energy, Transport, communication grids

  • SEC-2012.2.2-1 Identification of measures to counter illegal export of metal-bearing waste
  • SEC-2012.2.2-2 Air traffic Management/Control threat assessment model
  • SEC-2012.2.2-3 Improving security in air cargo transport
  • SEC-2012.2.2-4 A common EU aviation security requirement to reduce costs and facilitate passenger flows

Area: 10.2.3 Surveillance

  • SEC-2012.2.3-1 Early warning security systems: physical protection of critical buildings

Area: 10.2.4 Supply chain

  • SEC-2012.2.4-1 Pre-normative technology development for improved and more efficient security of the supply chain

Area: 10.2.5 Cyber crime

  • SEC-2012.2.5-1 Convergence of physical and cyber security
  • SEC-2012.2.5-2 Cyber resilience – Secure cloud computing for critical infrastructure

Activity: 10.3 Intelligent surveillance and border security

Area: 10.3.1 Sea borders

  • SEC-2012.3.1-1 Increasing trustworthiness of vessel reporting systems
  • SEC-2012.3.1-2 Pre-Operational Validation (POV) at EU level of common application of Surveillance tools

Area: 10.3.2 Land borders (None)
Area: 10.3.3 Air borders (None)
Area: 10.3.4 Border checks

  • SEC-2012.3.4-1 Research on "automated" comparison of x-ray images for cargo scanning with reference material (use of historic images in an automated environment) to identify irregularities
  • SEC-2012.3.4-2 Research and validation for sub-surface fingerprint live scanners
  • SEC-2012.3.4-3 Tools and processes for assessing the impact of policies/actions on border control
  • SEC-2012.3.4-4 Innovative, costefficient and reliable technology to detect humans hidden in vehicles/closed compartments
  • SEC-2012.3.4-5 Further research, development and pilot implementation of Terahertz passive detection techniques (T-Ray)
  • SEC-2012.3.4-6 Enhancing the workflow and functionalities of Automated Border Control (ABC) gates

Area: 10.3.5 Border intelligent surveillance

  • SEC-2012.3.5-1 Development of airborne sensors and data link

Activity: 10.4 Restoring security and safety in case of crisis

Area: 10.4.1 Preparedness, prevention, mitigation and planning

  • SEC-2012.4.1-1 Preparedness for and management of large scale fires
  • SEC-2012.4.1-2 Psycho social support in Crisis Management

Area: 10.4.2 Response

  • SEC-2012.4.2-1 Positioning and timing tools to guarantee security assets trace & tracking together with worker safety in a secure environment
  • SEC-2012.4.2-2 Situational awareness guidance and evacuation systems for large crowds, including crowds unpredictable behaviour
  • SEC-2012.4.2-3 Post crisis lesson learned exercise

Area: 10.4.3 Recovery

  • SEC-2012.4.3-1 Next generation damage and post-crisis needs assessment tool for reconstruction and recovery planning

Area: 10.4.4 CBRN Response

  • SEC-2012.4.4-1 Development of mobile laboratories, structures and functions to support rapid assessment of CBRN events with a cross-border or international impact
  • SEC-2012.4.4-2 Means of decontamination of large groups, urban/wide areas and large, complex and/or sensitive object
  • SEC-2012.4.4-3 Tools for detection, traceability, triage and individual monitoring of victims after a mass contamination

Activity: 10.5 Security systems integration, interconnectivity and interoperability

Area: 10.5.1 Information Management (None)
Area: 10.5.2 Secure Communications

  • SEC-2012.5.2-1 Preparation of the next generation of PPDR communication network

Area: 10.5.3 Interoperability

  • SEC-2012.5.3-1 Embedded protection of security systems and anti-tampering technologies
  • SEC-2012.5.3-2 Establishment of a first responders platform for interoperability
  • SEC-2012.5.3-3 Establishment of a interoperability platform/centre for testing and validating decision and intelligence systems
  • SEC-2012.5.3-4 Global solution for interoperability between first responder communication systems

Area: 10.5.4 Standardisation (None)

Activity: 10.6 Security and society

Area: 10.6.1 Citizens, media and security

  • SEC-2012.6.1-1 Methodologies to assess the effectiveness of measures addressing violent radicalisation
  • SEC-2012.6.1-2 Tools and methodologies, definitions and strategies for privacy by design for surveillance technologies, including ICT systems
  • SEC-2012.6.1-3 Use of new communication/social media in crisis situations

Area: 10.6.2 Organisational requirements for interoperability of public users (None)
Area: 10.6.3 Foresight, scenarios and security as an evolving concept

  • SEC-2012.6.3-1 Developing an efficient and effective environmental scanning system as part of the early warning system for the detection of emerging organised crime threats
  • SEC-2012.6.3-2 Criteria for assessing and mainstreaming societal impacts of security research activities

Area: 10.6.4 Security economics

  • SEC-2012.6.4-1 Fight against corruption

Area: 10.6.5 Ethics and Justice

  • SEC-2012.6.5-1 Legitimacy and effectiveness of legal measures against security threats

Activity: 10.7 Security Research coordination and structuring

Area: 10.7.1 ERA-Net (None)
Area: 10.7.2 Small and Medium Enterprises

  • SEC-2012.7.2-1 Open topic for Small and Medium Enterprises: "Advancing contemporary forensic methods and equipment"

Area: 10.7.3 Studies (None)
Area: 10.7.4 Other coordination

  • SEC-2012.7.4-1 Coordination of national research programmes in the area of security research
  • SEC-2012.7.4-2 Networking of researchers for a high level multiorganisational and cross-border collaboration

Area: 10.7.5 End users (None)
Area: 10.7.6 Training (None)

European community funding

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

  • 241,70 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 23 November 2011 - 9 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call Fiche FP7-SEC-2012-1 (Other)
  • Work Programme 2012 - Security (Work programme)
  • Cooperation Work Programme 2012 - General Introduction (Work programme)
  • Call for Proposals - Security 2012 (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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