2016 CEF Telecom call - Cyber Security (CEF-TC-2016-3) CEF-TC-2016-3-CyberSecurity Closed!


 The projects of this call will contribute in particular to:

  • connection of national and/or governmental CERTs/CSIRTs capabilities to the cooperation mechanisms that will allow Member States to have an early response or at least mitigate cyber security incidents that may affect their networks and information systems, making European digital networks more secure for their citizens;
  • opening of new avenues for cross-European and multidisciplinary methodological and experimental cooperation that include European-wide views, perceptions and behaviours leading to higher preparedness and better cyber security resilience;
  • contribution to the sustainability of the Digital Single Market, in terms of reliability and trustworthiness of its networks and services;
  • capacity building in cyber security at the Member State level and increased awareness about their needs and requirements on a technical and organisational level


 Funding will be granted as an incentive for Member States to develop their cyber security capacity for participating in the cooperation platform and mechanisms set up by the work programme 2015, including one or both of the following:

  • activities for increasing the preparedness of the n/g CERTs/CSIRTs (e.g. development or acquisition of better tools for analysis, identification, and detection of threats, awareness campaigns, services to local agents)
  • the establishment of access points from the n/g CERTs/CSIRTs to the cooperation mechanisms (e.g. secure devices and software, interfaces, gateways, translation of local tools into common formats).

These activities could include:

  • acquisition and operation of national level cyber security IT systems, experimental test beds, and training facilities, that will facilitate the cross-border cooperation of n/g CERTs/CSIRTs, which may be complemented with very sophisticated toolsets specific to the cyber security area (e.g. sandboxes, simulation environments, advanced research infrastructures, and secure control rooms).
  • hiring of trained staff, training of current staff, joint training courses, cooperation meetings, Europe-wide cyber security exercises.

European community funding

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

  • 12,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 15 December 2016 - 4 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

Directorate-General for Energy and Transport

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