Call for proposals 2019 - Internal Security Fund - Protection in the specific context of counter-terrorism ISFP-2019-AG-PROTECT Closed!


The present call for proposals aims at funding projects on the protection of public spaces.

The following actions are example to illustrate possible activities:

  • Better use of technology: overview of suitable available and future technologies to use in an open public space without being intrusive or diminishing the open nature of it, testing, implementing and rolling out new technologies, guidance on the use of technology, integration of technology in a broader security concept;
  • Developing concepts and providing concrete actions as regards security by design for the use in different public areas and for different sectors;
  • Enhance public-private cooperation and coordination: joint exercises, and training programmes, tools for communication, exchanges of information and best practices, including on new types of threats, such as the use of drones.


The following types of activities are eligible under this call for proposals:

  • activities promoting networking, public-private partnerships, mutual confidence, understanding and learning, identification and dissemination of best practices and innovative approaches at Union level, training and exchange programmes;
  • the acquisition, maintenance and/or further upgrading of technical equipment, expertise, secure facilities, infrastructures, related buildings and systems, especially ICT systems and their components at the Union level;
  • activities enhancing awareness of Union policies among stakeholders and the general public;
  • the development of new methods and/or deployment of new technologies with a potential for transferability to other Member States, especially projects aiming at testing and validating the outcome of Union funded security research projects

European community funding

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

  • 3,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 28 November 2019 - one year 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:

  • Local authorities
  • Regional authorities
  • National authorities

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 Justice, Freedom and Security

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