2017 CEF Telecom call - Cyber Security (CEF-TC-2017-2) CEF-TC-2017-2-CyberSecurity Closed!


Funding will support the n/g CERTs/CSIRTs to create, maintain or expand national capacities to run a range of cyber security services, in order to reach a state of preparedness that will allow them to participate on an equal footing in the Cyber Security Core Service Platform -cooperation mechanisms establishedthrough the 2015 Work Programme

Funding will be granted to one or both of the following objectives:

  1. 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
  2. Establishment of access points from the n/g CERTs/CSIRTs to the Core Service Platform-cooperation mechanisms (e.g. secure devices and software, interfaces, gateways, translation of local tools into common formats


For one or both of the objectives, 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 that directly support CERT/CSIRT operations (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, data protection compliance audits. However, dissemination activities including the organisation of workshops and meetings must be planned in alignment with the activities of the CSIRT Network, as well as other CSIRTs/CERTs to avoid possible overlapping.

European community funding

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

  • 12,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 21 September 2017 - 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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