Call for proposals for border Security and External Security - 2015 H2020-BES-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:
  • BES-01-2015: Maritime Border Security topic 1: radar systems for the surveillance of coastal and pre-frontier areas and in support of search and rescue operations
  • BES-02-2015: Maritime Border Security topic 2: affordable and easily deployable technologies for EU coastal border surveillance with reduced impact on the environment
  • BES-03-2015: Maritime Border Security topic 3: Light optionally piloted vehicles (and sensors) for maritime surveillance
  • BES-04-2015: Maritime Border Security topic 4: Detection of low flying aircraft at near shore air space
  • BES-05-2015: Border crossing points topic 1: Novel mobility concepts for land border security
  • BES-06-2015: Border crossing points topic 2: Exploring new modalities in biometric-based border checks
  • BES-07-2015: Border crossing points topic 3: Optimization of border control processes and planning
  • BES-08-2015: Supply Chain Security topic 1: Development of an enhanced non-intrusive (stand-off) scanner
  • BES-10-2015: Information management topic 1: Civilian humanitarian mission personnel tracking
  • BES-11-2015: Information management topic 2: Information management, systems and infrastructure for civilian EU External Actions
  • BES-13-2015: Conflict prevention and peace building topic 2: Training curricula for Conflict Prevention and Peace Building personnel 

European community funding

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

  • 20,09 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

  • Border Security and External Security – 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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