CALL: PROTECTING THE INFRASTRUCTURE OF EUROPE AND THE PEOPLE IN THE EUROPEAN SMART CITIES
Call identifier: H2020-SU-INFRA-2018-2019-2020 Publication date: 27 October 2017
Call summary and aims
Threats against crowded areas and disruptions in the operation of our countries' infrastructure may limit the liberties of our citizens and put at risk the functioning of our societies and their economies. The security and resilience of Europe critical infrastructure needs to be ensured because disruptions in their operations may entail the collapse of large sectors of our activities. Threats to soft targets such as crowded areas may have less long-term physical impact, but may be highly damaging due to potentially large numbers of victims and subsequent psychological and sociological impacts.
The topics below in this Call "Protecting the infrastructure in Europe" are part of the contribution of the Commission to the Cybersecurity contractual Public Private Partnership (cPPP), established in July 2016. This cPPP will facilitate the engagement of end-user operators in sectors that are important beneficiaries and customers of cybersecurity solutions towards defining and providing to the industry their sector-specific digital security, privacy and personal data protection common requirements.
When a topic has eligibility and admissibility conditions which require the active involvement of specific entities (e.g.: operators), this means that these entities have to be participants and should be directly involved in the carrying out of the tasks foreseen in the grant. When a reference is made to "practitioners", the text refers to someone who is qualified or registered to practice a particular occupation, profession in the field of security or civil protection. Applicants should identify clearly which members of the consortium they consider "practitioners" in the specific context of their proposal, and to include a clear description of their respective role and added-value as practitioners in section 4.3 of proposal part B4-6.
Whereas activities will have an exclusive focus on civil applications, coordination with the activities of the European Defence Agency (EDA) may be considered with possible synergies being established with projects funded by the EDA programmes[[http://eda.europa.eu/what-we-do/eda-priorities/research-technology]]. The complementarity of such synergies should be described comprehensively. On-going cooperation should be taken into account. Only an explicit and firm commitment from EDA-funded projects to contribute to a project may positively impact the evaluation of a proposal submitted under this work programme part.
In this Call, "standards" and "standardisation" are used in a broad sense, except where they are specifically referred to as "European standards" or "European standardisation".
All topics in this work programme part will be subject to security scrutiny.
The aim of this Call is to protect and improve the resilience of critical infrastructures and soft targets.
The Commission reserves the possibility under this call to exclude a specific project from the delegation to the REA if it appears that that project would necessarily have a close link to the development of EU policies in the field of security.
15 March 2018 14:49
Applicants to the topic SU-INFRA01-2018-2019-2020 "Prevention, detection, response and mitigation of combined physical and cyber threats to critical infrastructure in Europe" are informed that three projects from the CIP-2016-2017-2 call – evaluated in 2016 - are currently running and cover the Critical Infrastructures (CIs) Energy, Transport (focus on ports) and Water. More information can be found in CORDIS following this link.
Three projects from the CIP-2016-2017-2 call – evaluated in 2017 - are still in grant preparation and expected to start from May 2018 on. They shall cover the CIs Communication Infrastructure, Health and Financial Services. More precisely, the following aspects will be addressed:
• The project on the CI Communication Infrastructure will focus on physical and cyber protection of communication systems. More particularly, it will address the protection of current communication infrastructures (including 4G and SDN/NVF), analyse in depth potential cascading effects and impact on dependent critical infrastructures and mission critical services and finally extrapolate to future communication structures, such as 5G and massive use of IoT.
• The project on the CI Health Services will focus on physical and cyber protection of health services and infrastructures. In particular, it will contribute to better protect health-sector related building management systems and IT infrastructures, but also medical devices. Furthermore, the project will analyse impact propagation and cascading effects within health services.
• The project on the CI Financial Services deals with physical and cybersecurity attacks to financial services. In particular, it focuses on banking, capital management and insurance, cards & P2P payments and also investigates potential cascading effects on other services.
After signature of the projects, more detailed information will be published in CORDIS under the same link.
- 15 March 2018 00:30 The submission session is now available for: SU-INFRA01-2018-2019-2020(IA)
26 February 2018 12:03
With reference to the topic SU-INFRA01-2018-2019-2020: "Prevention, detection, response and mitigation of combined physical and cyber threats to critical infrastructure in Europe" applicants are informed that the Commission has funded in 2017 3 projects under the related 2016 call CIP-2016-2017-1 in the following domains: Energy Infrastructures, Transport infrastructure (Port infrastructure) and Water infrastructure.
In addition to those, 3 other projects are currently under grant agreement preparation and likely to be funded under the 2017 related call CIP-2016-2017-2 in the domains of Financial infrastructure, Health infrastructure and Communications infrastructure.
Applicants willing to address any of the abovementioned infrastructures under SU-INFRA01-2018-2019-2020 shall duly justify the added value of their proposal and provide evidence that minimal overlapping exists with the dimensions already covered by projects funded since 2016 in these areas. Any different dimension, not already covered by previously funded projects, would be automatically eligible for possible consideration.
Detailed information on the projects from the 2016 call can be found in CORDIS following this link.
Following the closure of the grant agreement process end of April, this information will be soon amended with details on the funded projects from the 2017 call.
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