Call for proposals 2021 - Fighting Crime and Terrorism 2021 HORIZON-CL3-2021-FCT-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: “Crime and terrorism are more effectively tackled, while respecting fundamental rights, […] thanks to more powerful prevention, preparedness and response, a better understanding of related human, societal and technological aspects, and the development of cutting-edge capabilities for police authorities […] including measures against cybercrime.”

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

  • Modern information analysis for Police Authorities, allowing them to efficiently fight criminals and terrorists who use novel technologies;
  • Improved forensics and lawful evidence collection, increasing the capabilities to apprehend criminals and terrorists and bring them to the court;
  • Enhanced prevention, detection and deterrence of societal issues related to various forms of crime, including cybercrime, and terrorism, such as violent radicalisation, domestic and sexual violence, or juvenile offenders;
  • Increased security of citizens against terrorism, including in public spaces (while preserving their quality and openness);
  • Improved intelligence picture and enhanced prevention, detection and deterrence of various forms of organised crime;
  • More secure cyberspace for citizens, especially children, through a robust prevention, detection, and protection from cybercriminal activities.

Furthermore, in order to accomplish the objectives of this Destination, additional eligibility conditions have been defined. They refer to the active involvement of relevant security practitioners or end-users.

Proposals involving earth observation are encouraged to primarily make use of Copernicus data, services and technologies.

Projects funded under this Destination are invited to closely cooperate with other EC-chaired or funded initiatives in the relevant domains, such as the Networks of Practitioners projects funded under H2020 Secure Societies work programmes, the Knowledge Networks for Security Research & Innovation funded under the Horizon Europe Cluster 3 Work Programme (”Strengthened Security Research and Innovation” Destination), or the Community of Users for Secure, Safe and Resilient Societies (future CERIS –Community of European Research and Innovation for Security).

Actions

This call covers the following topics:

  • HORIZON-CL3-2021-FCT-01-01: Terrorism and other forms of serious crime countered using travel intelligence (HORIZON-IA - HORIZON Innovation Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL3-2021-FCT-01-02: Lawful interception using new and emerging technologies (5G & beyond, quantum computing and encryption) (HORIZON-RIA - HORIZON Research and Innovation Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL3-2021-FCT-01-03: Disinformation and fake news are combated and trust in the digital world is raised (HORIZON-IA - HORIZON Innovation Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL3-2021-FCT-01-04: Improved access to fighting crime and terrorism research data (HORIZON-IA - HORIZON Innovation Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL3-2021-FCT-01-05: Modern biometrics used in forensic science and by police (HORIZON-IA - HORIZON Innovation Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL3-2021-FCT-01-06: Domestic and sexual violence are prevented and combated (HORIZON-IA - HORIZON Innovation Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL3-2021-FCT-01-07: Improved preparedness on attacks to public spaces (HORIZON-IA - HORIZON Innovation Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL3-2021-FCT-01-08: Fight against trafficking in cultural goods (HORIZON-RIA - HORIZON Research and Innovation Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL3-2021-FCT-01-09: Fight against organised environmental crime (HORIZON-IA - HORIZON Innovation Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL3-2021-FCT-01-10: Fight against firearms trafficking (HORIZON-IA - HORIZON Innovation Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL3-2021-FCT-01-11: Prevention of child sexual exploitation (HORIZON-RIA - HORIZON Research and Innovation Actions)
  • HORIZON-CL3-2021-FCT-01-12: Online identity theft is countered (HORIZON-RIA - HORIZON Research and Innovation Actions)

European community funding

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

  • 56,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 23 November 2021 - in 2 months (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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