2020 CEF Telecom call - Cyber Security (CEF-TC-2020-2) CEF-TC-2020-2-CyberSecurity Closed!


Under this call, proposals will be funded that address only one of the objectives listed below:

  • Objective 1: Support for Operators of Essential Services (OES), National Competent Authorities, and Information Sharing and Analysis Centres (ISACs).
  • Objective 2: Support to joint preparedness, shared situational awareness and coordinated response to cybersecurity incidents
  • Objective 3: Support to the implementation of cooperation activities of the Second Biannual Work Programme of the NIS Cooperation Group (2020-2022)
  • Objective 4: Support to cooperation and capacity building for cybersecurity certification in line with the Cybersecurity Act


Objective 1: Proposals should address at least one of the activities outlined below.

  • OES(s) improving internal capabilities to meet security and reporting requirements under national and EU legislation.
  • OESs and/or ISACs setting-up a new/improving an existing national or European level ISAC to enhance the cybersecurity preparedness of OESs
  • NCAs/SPOCs supporting the national ISAC ecosystem or its development with technical and logistical activities.

Objective 2: Proposals should address at least one of the activities below:

  • developing and deploying cyber range platforms and strategic and/or operational Cyber Threat intelligence (CTI) frameworks, programs and/or tools
  • designing, developing and delivering structured trainings,
  • further developing and implementing the European Commission Recommendation on Coordinated Response to Large Scale Cybersecurity Incidents and Crises,

Objective 3
: Proposals should address activities developing and implementing cooperation activities in line with the Second Biennial Work Programme of the Cooperation Group (2020-2022).
These activities should aim to create mutual trust and confidence and facilitate knowledge sharing, as well as build effective joint working methods and increase national capacities in the cybersecurity domain.

Objective 4: Proposals should address at least one of the activities outlined below:

  • building up or enhancing internal capabilities to effectively undertake conformity assessment activities
  • cross-border exchange of good practices and relevant information related to conformity assessment activities, and peer support on technical issues related to carrying out cybersecurity audits of conformity assessment bodies
  • development and implementation of efficient evaluation methods that can bring tangible benefits

European community funding

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

  • 10,50 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 05 November 2020 - 11 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 Energy and Transport

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