Call for proposals: Implementation of the EU CBRN Action Plan, the EU Action Plan on enhancing the security of explosives and the European programme of critical infrastructure protection HOME/2015/ISFP/AG/CBRN Closed!


The Internal Security Fund Police (ISF Police) aims at supporting actions addressing internal security challenges, in line with the relevant strategic objectives set by the EU Internal Security Strategy (ISS) adopted in 2010.

Internal security is a keystone of the European Commission's policy. One crucial dimension is the protection of individuals, assets and infrastructures in the European Union against the threats posed by terrorism and other hazards. Amongst the various areas for action in this dimension, mitigating the risks of incidents involving Chemical, Biological, Radiological/Nuclear, as well as Explosive (CBRN-E) materials is one area in which European Union policy offers clear added-value, due to the cross-border implications of such events.



1. Priority: Training
Sub-priority: a) Development of CBRN-E training programmes to build capacity of actors involved in the detection and mitigation of CBRN-E risks which have cross-border and cross-sector elements.
Sub-priority: b) Improvement of law enforcement training facilities, especially for CBRN-E first responders and in the special intervention domain
2. Priority: Common procedures, recommendations, standards and certification
Sub-priority: a) Development of common procedures for handling of CBRN-E materials, preferentially with a view to establishing European-wide standards or certification schemes.
Sub-priority: b) Capacity building in testing and evaluation of RN detection equipment and verification of their compliance with standard by establishing a network of European testing laboratories, paving the way towards a European certification scheme for detection equipment
Sub-priority: c) Development of guidance documents, manuals or recommendations in order to enhance CBRN-E security, such as suggesting replacements of high-risk chemicals with suitable lower-risk alternates, defining sets of relevant simulants of biological agents for testing and trialling, or establishing criteria for method validation across detection of threats.

3. Priority: Dealing with insider threat issues through awareness building, best practice sharing, guidance development and other activities, which could contribute to insider threat mitigation in particular in critical infrastructures. 

European community funding

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

  • 4,50 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 01 October 2015 - 6 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for proposals (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


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