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Standardisation in the area of Cybersecurity
Estimated EU contribution per project
max. € 3,000,000.00
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The objective of this topic is to support further standardisation in the area of cybersecurity, notably in view of the implementation of the proposed Regulation on the Cyber Resilience Act (CRA), in particular with a view to improving the awareness and engage stakeholders in such standardisation work.
The aim is to ensure wide stakeholder participation in standardisation activities in the area of cybersecurity, and in particular in relation to development of harmonized standards facilitating the implementation of the Cyber Resilience Act. This can be in the form of meetings, workshops and collaborative activities, involving the private as well as the public sector.
The Cyber Resilience Act (CRA) proposal aims to improve the internal market’s functioning by mandating that all products with digital elements (hardware and software) will only be made available on the market if they meet specific essential cybersecurity requirements. In order to facilitate the implementation of the CRA, harmonised standards would be developed, which, if followed, would trigger the presumption of conformity with the CRA essential cybersecurity requirements to which they correspond. This will be complementary to actions by the National Coordination Centres, which will play a key role in reducing negative cross-border spillovers and subsequent costs to society to mitigate the risks associated with non-secure products.
- Organization of events, workshops, stakeholder consultations, and production of white papers, all fostering the development of harmonised standards and conformity with requirements stemming from above mentioned legislative framework.
- Support for participation of relevant European experts in European and international cybersecurity standardization fora.
Regions / countries for funding
Island (Ísland), Liechtenstein, Norway (Norge)
Education and training institution, Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) / Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Other, Private institution, incl. private company (private for profit), Public Body (national, regional and local; incl. EGTCs), Research Institution incl. University, Small and medium-sized enterprise (SME)
To be eligible for funding, applicants must be:
- legal entities (public or private bodies)
- established in one of the eligible countries:
- EU Member States (including overseas countries and territories (OCTs))
- EEA countries (Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein) for all topics
Natural persons are NOT eligible (with the exception of self-employed persons, i.e. sole traders, where the company does not have legal personality separate from that of the natural person).
International organisations — International organisations are not eligible, unless they are International organisations of European Interest within the meaning of Article 2 of the Digital Europe Regulation (i.e. international organisations the majority of whose members are Member States or whose headquarters are in a Member State).
EU bodies — EU bodies (with the exception of the European Commission Joint Research Centre) can NOT be part of the consortium.
Relevance for EU Macro-Region
EUSAIR - EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region, EUSALP - EU Strategy for the Alpine Space, EUSBSR - EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, EUSDR - EU Strategy for the Danube Region
UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN-SDGs)
Proposals must be submitted electronically via the Funding & Tenders Portal Electronic Submission System (accessible via the Topic page in the Search Funding & Tenders section. Paper submissions are NOT possible.
Proposals must be complete and contain all the requested information and all required annexes and supporting documents:
- Application Form Part A — contains administrative information about the participants (future coordinator, beneficiaries and affiliated entities) and the summarised budget for the project (to be filled in directly online)
- Application Form Part B — contains the technical description of the project (to be downloaded from the Portal Submission System, completed and then assembled and re-uploaded)
- Mandatory annexes and supporting documents (to be uploaded):
- detailed budget table/calculator: not applicable
- CVs of core project team: not applicable
- activity reports of last year: not applicable
- list of previous projects: not applicable
- ownership control declarations
Proposals are limited to maximum 50 pages (Part B).