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Call: Technologies for first responders

Programme
Type of Fund Action programme
Description of programme
"Horizon 2020 - Societal Challenges "
A challenge-based approach will bring together resources and knowledge across different fields, technologies and disciplines, including social sciences and the humanities. This will cover activities from research to market with a new focus on innovation-related activities, such as piloting, demonstration, test-beds, and support for public procurement and market uptake.
Funding focuses on the following challenges:
  • Health, demographic change and wellbeing;
  • Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research, and the Bioeconomy;
  • Secure, clean and efficient energy;
  • Smart, green and integrated transport;
  • Climate action, environment, resource efficiency and raw materials;
  • Europe in a changing world - inclusive, innovative and reflective societies;
  • Secure societies - protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens.
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Description of programme
"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
Call
Technologies for first responders
Description of call
"Technologies for first responders"
Innovation should help increase the resilience in response to disasters. Proposals contribute to improve the protection of first responders against multiple and  unexpected danger, enhance their capacities addressing R&I issues which are divided in sub-topics:
  • Victim-detection technologies
  • Innovation for rapid and accurate pathogens detection
  • Methods and guidelines for pre-hospital life support and triage
Other technologies may also be proposed if they involve a large number of first responders’ organisations on themes such as communicating and smart wearables; awareness and risk mitigation systems for responders using robots or drones; systems based on the IoT.
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Thematic Focus Research, Innovation, Disaster Prevention, Security, Technologies
Funding area EU Member States
Albania / Shqipëria
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Iceland / Ísland
Moldova
Montenegro / Crna Gora/Црна Гора
North Macedonia / Северна Македонија
Norway / Norge
Serbia / Сpбија
Switzerland / Schweiz / Suisse / Svizzera
Turkey / Türkiye
Ukraine / Україна Oukraïna
Others
Origin of Applicant EU Member States
Albania / Shqipëria
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Iceland / Ísland
Moldova
Montenegro / Crna Gora/Црна Гора
North Macedonia / Северна Македонија
Norway / Norge
Serbia / Сpбија
Switzerland / Schweiz / Suisse / Svizzera
Turkey / Türkiye
Ukraine / Україна Oukraïna
Others
Eligible applicants Federal State / Region / City / Municipality / Local Authority, Research Institution, International Organization, NGO / NPO, Public Services, National Government, Association
Project Partner Yes
Project Partner Details Predefined sub-topics require the active involvement of at least 3 (5 for open topics) agencies or first responders' organisations from at least 3 (5 for open topics) different EU or Associated countries.
Call opens 14.03.2019
Call closes 22.08.2019
Recurring Call Yes
Further info Open access must be granted to all scientific publications.
Type of Funding Grant
Financial details Total call budget: 21 million €
Grant size: around 7 million € per proposal
Co- funding: max. 100%
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