Horizon 2020 Secure Societies European Info Day and Brokerage Event

The Network of H2020 Secure Societies National Contact Points – SEREN3, in collaboration with the European Commission and Research Executive Agency is organizing a European Info day and brokerage event on Secure Societies calls 2017.

The event will take place on 6 and 7 March at Radisson Blu Royal Hotel in Brussels.

The event will give details on the calls for proposals H2020-CIP-2017, H2020-SEC-2017 and H2020-DS-2017, which will officially open on 1st of  March 2017 under the societal challenge Secure Societies - Protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens. These calls offer new research funding opportunities to research institutions, universities, industries, SMEs, civil society organizations, end users and any other security stakeholders.

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Understanding the Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) integration in Security topics: Writing successful proposals including SSH aspects

Tuesday 14th February 2017, 11:00 CET

We are glad to announce the second SEREN 3 webinar on: Understanding the Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) integration in Security topics: Writing successful proposals including SSH aspects

The webinar equally targets NCPs in Secure Societies and proposers interested to improve their knowledge in SSH aspects.

The webinar is organised by SEREN 3, the NCP Network for Secure Societies in collaboration with Net4Society, the network of NCPs for the Societal Challenge 6 - Europe in a changing world: inclusive, innovative and reflective societies.

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1st SEREN3 Training for stakeholders and NCPs on PCP/PPI in Secure Societies

1st of February 2017, CDTI/SOST Office, 62, Rue du Trône (7th floor) 1050 Brussels

We would like to kindly invite you to the 1st SEREN3 Training for stakeholders on PCP/PPI in Secure Societies. It will be organized on the 1st of Febraury 2017 in Brussels as an accompanying event to Security Mission Information & Innovation Group -SMI2G Conference 2017. The main objective of the training is to raise the awareness about PCP-PPI instruments in Security related calls (Secure societies & ICT) under Horizon 2020.

The main topics which will be addressed during the training are following:

  • introduction to innovation procurement - state of play around Europe;
  • funding opportunities in Horizon 2020 focus on Secure Societies and ICT Calls;
  • about the EAFIP initiative;
  • main steps in an innovation procurement;
  • innovation procurement in the Security sector – PCP case examples and lessons learned.


  1. SEREN3 Presentation
  2. Advantages of investing in Innovation Procurement. H2020 support and EAFIP Initiative
  3. Pre-Operational Validation (POV)
  4. Pre-Commercial Procurement topics in Horizon 2020 Secure Societies Work Programme 2017
  5. The eafip initiative
  6. Main steps for preparing and conducting an innovation procurement project
  7. Early Warning for Incresed Situational Awareness (EWISA)
  8. Smart@Fire



As in previous years, the Security Mission Information & Innovation Group (SMI2G) is organising a two-day event in Brussels to discuss on the upcoming 2017 Secure Societies calls of Horizon 2020. This brokerage event will provide a unique networking platform to stimulate innovative ideas and facilitate the creation of consortia. All Secure Societies topics will be represented.

This event will be held on Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd February 2017. This year the SMI2G is kindly hosted again by Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL) in Brussels.

Don't miss out on this excellent opportunity to expand your network and find partners!

Presentations from the event are now available here.


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European Brokerage Event: Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) cluster

31st January 2017 M.E.N.E.S.R. - Amphithéâtre Poincaré, 25 rue de la Montagne Ste-Geneviève 75005, Paris

The French NCP for Secure Societies, the Security Research NCP Network, , EDEN cluster, GIE Défense NBC, Enterprise Europe Network of Paris and Lyon are pleased to invite you to the brokerage event dedicated to the topic: SEC-05-DRS-2016-2017 "Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) cluster" – part b) 2017 that will take place on 31st January 2017 in Paris

At this event, supported by the European Commission, you will have the opportunity to share with the participants an overview of your company products, services, and competencies in the CBRN area. You can also present your own proposal concepts. Then, you can meet representatives from SMEs and other organisations, in order to exchange ideas with the aim of paving the way for future cooperation.

Participation in the brokerage event is free of charge. However, registration is mandatory.


Please register online by 26 January 2017 at the following link: Registration

Seats will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis due to the limited capacity of the meeting room.

SEREN3 training: “IPR in Horizon 2020 – Proposal Budget Preparation”

23.11.2016, Athens

On 23rd of November 2016 in Athens SEREN3 NCP Network for Secure Societies is organizing a training: “IPR in Horizon 2020 – Proposal Budget Preparation”. Training will be organized in 

Radisson Blu Park Hotel as an accompanying event to the second 2016 PSCE  - Public Safety Communication Europe Conference.

Main topics which will be addressed during the training are following:

  • H2020 legal framework: Handling IPR in the Consortium and Grant Agreement
  • Dissemination and explanation of model Consortium Agreement
  • Eligible costs and Practical Issues of Proposal Budget Preparation

Detailed programme of the training you will find here.


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