Recognising the increasing importance of securing our European Digital Society against cybersecurity threats, a significant increase in related Research and Innovation activities has been observed such as the development of local cybersecurity and privacy innovation clusters, as well as investment driven at regional and national level.In order to maximise thematic synergies between H2020, EU and national efforts in the area of cybersecurity R&I, a better overview of these activities is needed.
Globally, an exchange of views and possible cooperation around cybersecurity and privacy research and innovation approaches, policies and best practices with like-minded third countries is also necessary in order to bring relevant elements of comparison and allow European stakeholders (public and private) to actively participate in those discussions which will determine the future global cyber security landscape.Scope:
Proposals may cover one of the three strands identified below.
1. Synergies between H2020, EU Member States and associated countries R&I activities and cybersecurity innovation clusters.
Proposals should address two main challenges:
- Foster and promote European cybersecurity and privacy research and innovation
- Maximise synergies between R&I actions at EU and national levels;
Proposals shall be of a 4 year duration to cover projects from 2014-2015 and 2016-2017 WPs.
Proposals should therefore:
2. International dialogue with Japan
3. International dialogue with the USA
The Commission considers that proposals requesting the following contributions from the EU would allow these areas to be addressed appropriately:
Nonetheless this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.Expected Impact:
This activity directly aims at supporting the development and implementation of evidence base for R&I policies and at supporting various groups of stakeholders, public-public partnerships with Member States and associated countries as well as the promotion of coherent and effective cooperation with third countries. It is excluded from the delegation to the Research Executive Agency and will be implemented by the Commission services.