2019 CEF Telecom call - Cyber Security (CEF-TC-2019-2) CEF-TC-2019-2-CyberSecurity Closed!


The Objectives of this call are

  • Objective 1: Cooperation among designated national CSIRTs (Computer Security Incident Response Teams) for the joint use of MeliCERTes
  • Objective 2: Support for identified Operators of Essential Services (OES) for capability development and for the set-up of Information Sharing and Analysis Centres (ISACs)
  • Objective 3: Support to National Competent Authorities (NCAs) and Single Points of Contact (SPOCs) to undertake the liaison, regulation and enforcement obligations set out in the NIS Directive
  • Objective 4: Trans-European cooperation for effective joint cybersecurity operations and to build mutual trust/confidence
  • Objective 5: Support to a common level of maturity in cybersecurity certification


The activities that could be funded are:

Objective 1: Proposals must address both activities bellow:

  1. activities to complement the functionality of the MeliCERTes facility
  2. trust-building activities to enhance cross-border cooperation

Objective 2: Proposals must address one or both types of activities below:

  1. improving internal capabilities to meet security and reporting requirements under national and EU legislation
  2. setting-up a national or European level ISAC

Objective 3: Proposals must address activities to build up in-house capabilities to undertake effectively the liaison, regulation, and enforcement obligations set out in the NIS Directive

Objective 4: Proposals could address, but might not be limited to, the type of activities below:

  1. Further development and implementation of the operational layer of the European Commission Recommendation on Coordinated Response to Large Scale Cybersecurity Incidents and Crises
  2. Secure information exchange of cybersecurity risks, threats, vulnerabilities and incidents
  3. Joint awareness raising initiatives for the public and industries
  4. Joint cyber rapid response, hybrid threat monitoring, mutual assistance initiatives

Objective 5: Proposals could address, but might not be limited to, the type of activities below:

  1. Building up internal capabilities to undertake effectively the certification obligations of national authorities in charge of cybersecurity certification, as set out in the EU Cybersecurity Act
  2. Increasing operational capabilities for certification through acquisition and interoperability of relevant equipment and infrastructure
  3. Exchange of best practices, exchange of relevant information related to certification, and peer support related to cybersecurity certification

European community funding

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

  • 10,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 14 November 2019 - almost two 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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