Call for proposals 2021 - Border Management 2021 HORIZON-CL3-2021-BM-01 Open!

Objectives

Proposals for topics under this Destination should set out a credible pathway to contributing to the following expected impact of the Horizon Europe Strategic Plan 2021-2024:  “Legitimate passengers and shipments travel more easily into the EU, while illicit trades, trafficking, piracy, terrorist and other criminal acts are prevented, due to improved air, land and sea border management and maritime security including better knowledge on social factors.”

More specifically, proposals should contribute to the achievement of one or more of the following impacts:

  • Improved security of EU land and air borders, as well as sea borders and maritime environment, infrastructures and activities, against accidents, natural disasters and security challenges such as illegal trafficking, piracy and potential terrorist attacks, cyber and hybrid threats;
  • Improved border crossing experience for travellers and border authorities staff, while maintaining security and monitoring of movements across air, land and sea EU external borders, supporting the Schengen space, reducing illegal movements of people and goods across those borders and protecting fundamental rights of travellers;
  • Improved customs and supply chain security though better prevention, detection, deterrence and fight of illegal activities involving flows of goods across EU external border crossing points and through the supply chain, minimising disruption to trade flows.

Actions

This call covers the following topics:

  • HORIZON-CL3-2021-BM-01-01: Enhanced security and management of borders, maritime environment, activities and transport, by increased surveillance capability, including high altitude, long endurance aerial support (HORIZON-IA - HORIZON Innovation Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL3-2021-BM-01-02: Increased safety, security, performance of the European Border and Coast Guard and of European customs authorities (HORIZON-CSA - HORIZON Coordination and Support Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL3-2021-BM-01-03: Improved border checks for travel facilitation across external borders and improved experiences for both passengers and border authorities’ staff (HORIZON-IA - HORIZON Innovation Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL3-2021-BM-01-04: Advanced detection of threats and illicit goods in postal and express courier flows (HORIZON-RIA - HORIZON Research and Innovation Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL3-2021-BM-01-05: Improved detection of concealed objects on, and within the body of, persons (HORIZON-IA - HORIZON Innovation Actions)

European community funding

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

  • 30,50 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 23 November 2021 - in one month (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Work Program (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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