Call for proposals for fight against crime and terrorism - 2015 H2020-FCT-2015 Closed!


The Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (2014-2020) is implemented by specific programme and work programmes. 

The “Societal challenges” responds directly to the policy priorities and societal challenges that are identified in the Europe 2020 strategy and that aim to stimulate the critical mass of research and innovation efforts needed to achieve the Union's policy goals. 

The specific objective is to fully exploit the potential of Europe's talent pool and to ensure that the benefits of an innovation-led economy are both maximised and widely distributed across the Union in accordance with the principle of excellence.

Funding shall be focused on the following specific objectives: 

  • Health, demographic change and well-being.
  • Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine, maritime and inland water research. and the bioeconomy.
  • Secure, clean and efficient energy.
  • Smart, green and integrated transport.
  • Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials.
  • Europe in a changing world - Inclusive, innovative and reflective societies.
  • Secure societies - Protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens.


Actions foreseen within this call for proposals include the following topics:
  • FCT-01-2015: Forensics topic 1: Tools and infrastructure for the extraction, fusion, exchange and analysis of big data including cyber-offenses generated data for forensic investigation
  • FCT-02-2015: Forensic topic 2: Advanced easy to use in-situ forensic tools at the scene of crime
  • FCT-03-2015: Forensics topic 3: Mobile, remotely controlled technologies to examine a crime scene in case of an accident or a terrorist attack involving CBRNE materials
  • FCT-04-2015: Forensics topic 4: Internet Forensics to combat organized crime
  • FCT-06-2015: Law Enforcement capabilities 2: Detection and analysis of terrorist-related content on the Internet
  • FCT-09-2015: Law Enfocement capabilities topic 5: Identity Management
  • FCT-15-2015: Ethical/Societal Dimension Topic 3: Better understanding the role of new social media networks and their use for public security purposes
  • FCT-16-2015: Ethical/Societal Dimension Topic 4 - Investigating the role of social, psychological and economic aspects of the processes that lead to organized crime (including cyber related offenses), and terrorist networks and their impact on social cohesion
  • FCT-17-2015: Fast track to Innovation TopicLCE-02-2015: Developing the next generation technologies of renewable electricity and heating/cooling
  • LCE-11-2015: Developing next generation technologies for biofuels and sustainable alternative fuels
  • LCE-15-2015: Enabling decarbonisation of the fossil fuel-based power sector and energy intensive industry through CCS
  • LCE-17-2015: Highly flexible and efficient fossil fuel power plants

European community funding

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

  • 44,26 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 27 August 2015 - 6 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Fight against crime and Terrorism – 2015 (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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