Call for Proposals - Security 2013 FP7-SEC-2013-1 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 6. 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, and societal approaches),
  • 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 impact projects (with a view at long-term development of groundbreaking new technologies and other solutions).


Activity: 10.1 Increasing the Security of the Citizens

Area: 10.1.1 Organised crime

  • Topic SEC-2013.1.1-1 Serious organised economic crime
  • Topic SEC-2013.1.1-2 “Stronger Identity for EU citizens”

Area: 10.1.2 Intelligence against terrorism (None)
Area: 10.1.3 Explosives

  • Topic SEC-2013.1.3-1 Inhibiting the use of explosives precursors

Area: 10.1.4 Ordinary Crime and Forensics

  • Topic SEC-2013.1.4-1 Smart and protective clothing for law enforcement and first responders
  • Topic SEC-2013.1.4-2 Development of a Common European Framework for the application of new technologies in the collection and use of evidence

Area: 10.1.5 CBRN Protection

  • Topic SEC-2013.1.5-1 European toolbox, focusing on procedures, practices and guidelines for CBRN forensic aspects

Area: 10.1.6 Information Gathering

  • Topic SEC-2013.1.6-1 Framework and tools for (semi-) automated exploitation of massive amounts of digital data for forensic purposes
  • Topic SEC-2013.1.6-2 Novel technologies and management solutions for protection of crowds
  • Topic SEC-2013-1.6-3 Surveillance of wide zones: from detection to alert
  • Topic SEC-2013-1.6-4 Information Exploitation

Activity: 10.2 Security of infrastructures and utilities

Area: 10.2.1 Design, planning of buildings and urban areas

  • Topic SEC-2013.2.1-1 Evidence based and integral security concepts for government asset protection
  • Topic SEC-2013.2.1-2 Impact of extreme weather on critical infrastructure

Area: 10.2.2 Energy, Transport, communication grids

  • Topic SEC-2013.2.2-1 A research agenda for security issues on land transport
  • Topic SEC-2013.2.2-2 Toolbox for pandemics or highly dangerous pathogens in transport hubs – Capability Project
  • Topic SEC-2013.2.2-3 Protection of smart energy grids against cyber attacks
  • Topic SEC-2013.2.2-4 Cost effectiveness of security measures applied to renewable/distributed energy production and distribution
  • Topic SEC-2013.2.2-5 Security of ground based infrastructure and assets operating space systems

Area: 10.2.3 Surveillance (none)

Area: 10.2.4 Supply chain

  • Topic SEC-2013.2.4-1 Phase II demonstration programme on logistics and supply chain security
  • Topic SEC-2013.2.4-2 Non-military protection measures for merchant shipping against piracy

Area: 10.2.5 Cyber crime

  • Topic SEC-2013.2.5-1 Developing a Cyber crime and cyber terrorism research agenda
  • Topic SEC-2013.2.5-2 Understanding the economic impacts of Cyber crime in non-ICT sectors across jurisdictions
  • Topic SEC-2013.2.5-3 Pan European detection and management of incidents/attacks on critical infrastructures in sectors other than the ICT sector (i.e. energy, transport, finance, etc)
  • Topic SEC-2013.2.5-4 Protection systems for utility networks

Activity: 10.3 Intelligent surveillance and border security

Area: 10.3.1 Sea borders (none)

Area: 10.3.2 Land borders

  • Topic SEC-2013.3.2-1 Pre-Operational Validation (POV) on land borders
  • Topic SEC-2013.3.2-2 Sensor technology for under foliage detection
  • Topic SEC-2013.3.2-3 Mobile equipment at the land border crossing points

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

  • Topic SEC-2013.3.4-1 Border checkpoints - hidden human detection
  • Topic SEC-2013.3.4-2 Extended border security - CSA (Supporting passport breeder document security)
  • Topic SEC-2013.3.4-3 Security checks versus risk at borders

Area: 10.3.5 Border intelligent surveillance (none)

Activity: 10.4 Restoring security and safety in case of crisis

Area: 10.4.1 Preparedness, prevention, mitigation and planning

  • Topic SEC-2013.4.1-1 Phase II demonstration programme on aftermath crisis management
  • Topic SEC-2013.4.1-2 Better understanding of the cascading effect in crisis situations in order to improve future response and preparedness and contribute to lower damages and other unfortunate consequences
  • Topic SEC-2013.4.1-3 Development of simulation models and tools for optimising the pre-deployment and deployment of resources and the supply chain in external emergency situations
  • Topic SEC-2013.4.1-4 Development of decision support tools for improving preparedness and response of Health Services involved in emergency situations
  • Topic SEC-2013.4.1-5 Preparing societies to cope with large scale and/or cross border crisis and disasters
  • Topic SEC-2013.4.1-6 Preparedness for and management of large scale forest fires

Area: 10.4.2 Response

  • Topic SEC-2013.4.2-1 Fast rescue of disaster surviving victims: Simulation of and situation awareness during structural collapses including detection of survivors and survival spaces

Area: 10.4.3 Recovery

  • Topic SEC-2013.4.3-1 Shaping immediate relief action in line with the goals of development co- operation in post crisis / post conflict societies to maintain stability

Area: 10.4.4 CBRN Response

  • Topic SEC-2013.4.4-1 Tools for detection, traceability, triage and individual monitoring of victims after a mass CBRN contamination

Activity: 10.5 Security systems integration, interconnectivity and interoperability

Area: 10.5.1 Information Management

  • Topic SEC-2013.5.1-1 Analysis and identification of security systems and data set used by first responders and police authorities
  • Topic SEC-2013.5.1-2 Audio and voice analysis, speaker identification for security applications

Area: 10.5.2 Secure Communications (none)

Area: 10.5.3 Interoperability

  • Topic SEC-2013.5.3-1 Definition of interoperability specifications for information and meta-data exchange amongst sensors and control systems
  • Topic SEC-2013.5.3-2 Testing the interoperability of maritime surveillance systems

Area: 10.5.4 Standardisation

  • Topic SEC-2013.5.4-1 Evaluation and certification schemes for security products

Activity: 10.6 Security and society

Area: 10.6.1 Citizens, media and security

  • Topic SEC-2013.6.1-1 The impact of social media in emergencies
  • Topic SEC-2013.6.1-2 Varying forms of terrorism
  • Topic SEC-2013.6.1-3 Trafficking in Human Beings: analysis of criminal networks for more effective counter-trafficking

Area: 10.6.2 Organisational requirements for interoperability of public users

  • Topic SEC-2013.6.2-1 Facilitators for assistance among EU Member States in emergencies in the EU

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

  • Topic SEC-2013.6.3-1 Horizon scanning and foresight for security research and innovation
  • Topic SEC-2013.6.3-2 The evolving concept of security

Area: 10.6.4 Security economics (none)

Area: 10.6.5 Ethics and Justice

  • Topic SEC-2013.6.5-1 Synthesis of results and reviewing of ethics, legal and justice activities in Security research in FP7

Activity: 10.7 Security Research coordination and structuring

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

  • Topic SEC-2013.7.2-1 Open topic for Small and Medium Enterprises: “Solutions for frequent petty crimes that are of high impact to local communities and citizens"

Area: 10.7.3 Studies

  • Topic SEC-2013.7.3-1 Increasing the engagement of civil society in security research

Area: 10.7.4 Other coordination

  • Topic SEC-2013.7.4-1 Trans-national coordination cooperation among public security research stakeholders

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

  • Topic SEC-2013.7.6-1 Open topic for Small and Medium Enterprises: “Use of serious gaming in order to improve intelligence analysis by law enforcement agents”

European community funding

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

  • 299,33 Million EUR (Orientation of the budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 22 November 2012 - 8 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call Fiche FP7-SEC-2013-1 (Guidelines for applicants)
  • Work Programme 2013 - Security (Work programme)
  • Call - Security 2013 (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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