Call for proposals 2020 - Cyber situational awareness and defence capabilities, defence networks and technologies for secure communication and information sharing EDIDP-CSAMN-2020 Closed!


The proposals must address the development of capabilities for CRRTs to manage effectively cyber incidents in the various above-mentioned environments and fields.

These capabilities (hardware and software) must be integrated smoothly and comprehensively in an easily deployable (including via commercial airlines) cyber toolbox:

  • Data collection, reporting, and reach back
  • Monitoring, log aggregation
  • Analysis and forensics capability
  • ICS/SCADA capability
  • Vulnerability assessments and penetration testing capability


The targeted activities must in particular include:

  • the review of the typical current capability of a CRRT, the activities such team performs, and the types of automated support that such a team needs.
  • the review of the implications of operating in widely distributed and interoperable environments, in particular, considering how CRRTs operate in constrained environments such as the military deployed environment;
  • the review of the advanced team operating models that enable collaborative distributed activity, critically necessary to contain or manage large scale attacks enabling mission assurance, taking into account the questions of need-to-know/need-to-share and communications with command and control systems;
  • based on these analyses, identification of specific enhancements that must be made to current generation toolsets, processes and practices;
  • the design, prototyping and testing of a new generation toolset implementing these enhancements;
  • exercises to inform operating processes and practices across the full operating domain;
  • collective exercises (i.e. across multiple sites/systems/teams) to further develop operating processes and practices.

This call covers the following topics:

  • EDIDP-CSAMN-EDICT-2020: Easily deployable and interconnected cyber toolbox for defence use
  • EDIDP-CSAMN-SDN-2020: Software defined network for defence use including the development of products and technologies

European community funding

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

  • 14,30 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 01 December 2020 - 9 months 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 Research

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