As in previous years, the Security Mission Information & Innovation Group (SMI2G) is organising a two-day event in Brussels to discuss on the upcoming 2017 Secure Societies calls of Horizon 2020. This brokerage event will provide a unique networking platform to stimulate innovative ideas and facilitate the creation of consortia. All Secure Societies topics will be represented.

This event will be held on Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd February 2017. This year the SMI2G is kindly hosted again by Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL) in Brussels.

Don't miss out on this excellent opportunity to expand your network and find partners!

Presentations from the event are now available here.


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European Brokerage Event: Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) cluster

31st January 2017 M.E.N.E.S.R. - Amphithéâtre Poincaré, 25 rue de la Montagne Ste-Geneviève 75005, Paris

The French NCP for Secure Societies, the Security Research NCP Network, , EDEN cluster, GIE Défense NBC, Enterprise Europe Network of Paris and Lyon are pleased to invite you to the brokerage event dedicated to the topic: SEC-05-DRS-2016-2017 "Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) cluster" – part b) 2017 that will take place on 31st January 2017 in Paris

At this event, supported by the European Commission, you will have the opportunity to share with the participants an overview of your company products, services, and competencies in the CBRN area. You can also present your own proposal concepts. Then, you can meet representatives from SMEs and other organisations, in order to exchange ideas with the aim of paving the way for future cooperation.

Participation in the brokerage event is free of charge. However, registration is mandatory.


Please register online by 26 January 2017 at the following link: Registration

Seats will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis due to the limited capacity of the meeting room.

SEREN3 training: “IPR in Horizon 2020 – Proposal Budget Preparation”

23.11.2016, Athens

On 23rd of November 2016 in Athens SEREN3 NCP Network for Secure Societies is organizing a training: “IPR in Horizon 2020 – Proposal Budget Preparation”. Training will be organized in 

Radisson Blu Park Hotel as an accompanying event to the second 2016 PSCE  - Public Safety Communication Europe Conference.

Main topics which will be addressed during the training are following:

  • H2020 legal framework: Handling IPR in the Consortium and Grant Agreement
  • Dissemination and explanation of model Consortium Agreement
  • Eligible costs and Practical Issues of Proposal Budget Preparation

Detailed programme of the training you will find here.


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KET4Dual Final Workshop

25 October 2016, Science14Atrium, Rue de la Science, 14b, Brussels, Belgium 

In the context of the Programme for the Competitiveness of Small and Medium-sized enterprises (COSME), the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME), acting under powers delegated by the European Commission, awarded a tender to the KET4Dual Team (EASME/COSME/2014/019).

Within this context the KET4Dual Team has carried out a study with the aim of identifying the dual-use potential of Key Enabling Technologies, in order to increase synergies between civilian and defence research.

The KET4Dual team explored different sources to identify the most relevant dual use innovation potential of KETs in different areas. The methodology included:

  •  Consultation with EDA experts
  •  Experts’ Survey
  •  Results of the first KET4Dual Workshop
  •  Interviews with relevant stakeholders.

The results of this analysis are the object of today’s workshop.

Today we are going to ask you to support us in preparing comprehensive SWOTs including: obstacles to the increase of the dual use synergies at research, administrative, institutional, industrial or other level; identification of possible solutions for overcoming these obstacles; access to both civilian and military research results and dissemination (for example to maximise research cost savings); ways to increase awareness on the research results – including SMEs; ways to combine funding from public and private sources and maximize private funding for dual use technologies in the area of KETs. The results of today’s work will be provided as a set of recommendations to the Commission.


Please, contact the following address for any further clarification on this workshop: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

H2020 Secure Society: New synergies between Safety and Security of Industrial Infrastructures

Rome, 16 November 2016

Istituto Superiore Antincendi

Dipartimento dei Vigili del Fuoco, del Soccorso Pubblico e della Difesa Civile

The University of Bologna, D’Appolonia, APRE, the Secure societies SEREN3, with the support of the Italian Ministry of Interior, are pleased to invite you to the European workshop on H2020 Secure Societies: New synergies between Safety and Security of Industrial Infrastructures, that will be held in Rome on 16th November at Istituto Superiore Antincendi, Dipartimento dei Vigili del Fuoco, del Soccorso Pubblico e della Difesa Civile.

The enhancement of the capacity of response and resilience of industrial systems to malicious attacks must integrate prevention barriers, either addressing cyber security or physical protection of the site, and aspects related to the security of critical infrastructures and the protection of the population.

The development of new methodologies, skills and technologies is a key element of the strategy for responding to such new and emerging threats. In this context, the development of a joint initiative for infrastructure security and safety of industrial sites is strategic in the perspective of H2020, in particular for the Societal Challenges Pillar: “Challenge 7 - Secure Societies: protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens”.

The morning session aims at creating a specific network on these topics, with the involvement of key stakeholders, in order to create synergies and to meet the demands of the H2020 program.

Before the beginning of the afternoon session a networking event will be organized.

During the afternoon session (in italian) a roundtable with several national stakeholders will take place in order to facilitate exchange of experiences, practices and to explore the possibility of creating a common initiative.

The registration link is available at the following page.

The draft agenda will be shared soon.


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B2B event for public safety services

October 6 2016, Sint-Truiden, Belgium

On 5 and 6 October 2016 , the 6th edition of the Astrid User Days will be hosted in Sint-Truiden, in the impressive Stayen football stadium. This year, the ASTRID User Days are put in a sporty outfit. Stayen is a brand new location and offers the ideal congress facilities with a great view on both the football field and the surrounding apple orchards.

On Thursday the 6th of October 2016 the Enterprise Europe Network Flanders is organizing a B2B/B2G matchmaking event during the Astrid User Days. Buyers and end users from public security forces meet with product, service and solution providers for their technical requirements. The meetings will take place Thursday 6 October 2016 in the Skybar above the exhibition space starting from 9h until 16h. The participation in the matchmaking event is free of charge. Also the entrance to the exhibition is free for the participants who have planned meetings on the 6th of October 2016. 

The participation in the matchmaking event is free of charge. Also the entrance to the exhibition is free for the participants who have planned meetings on the 6th of October 2016.

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