Societal Impact under Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 brings together all existing European Union research and innovation funding, including the Framework programme for research.

This page will provide information on the societal impact assessment requirements of security research under H2020. This page will be updated as information becomes available.

Proposals submitted will be evaluated on the basis of excellence, impact, and quality and efficiency of the implementation. Individual work programes detail specific details and requirements. The most relevant programme for security research is Secure Societies – protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens.

The primary aims of the Secure Societies Challenge are:

  • to enhance the resilience of our society against natural and man-made disasters, ranging from the development of new crisis management tools to communication interoperability, and to develop novel solutions for the protection of critical infrastructure;
  • to fight crime and terrorism ranging from new forensic tools to protection against explosives;
  • to improve border security, ranging from improved maritime border protection to supply chain security and to support the Union’s external security policies including through conflict prevention and peace building;
  • and to provide enhanced cyber-security, ranging from secure information sharing to new assurance models.