WEBINAR: Horizon 2020 Secure Societies: Information and Consortia Building

26 March 2020, 10:00 – 14:30 GMT


** You, like us, will be only too aware of the fast-developing situation with regards to the COVID-19 pandemic. The safety and wellbeing of our attendees and staff is our priority and, with this in mind, we have decided to move this event from a physical meeting to an online webinar. [Dates and times as above.]

We will work with you and all of our attendees and speakers to ensure that, despite not being face-to-face, we still give you as much opportunity to network and connect as possible. We welcome your feedback as to how the events are working online and how we can improve or increase their reach in these ever-changing circumstances.

Thank you for your understanding.**


The event is suitable for anyone with an interest in participating in European projects in the forthcoming 2020 Secure Societies related topics. Delegates from all European Member States are encouraged to attend the webinar.

You can access the official European Commission presentations and voice-over recordings about the background of the H2020 Secure Societies Work Programme, application rules and all 2020 call topics from the recent H2020 Secure Societies Info Day here. We would ask anyone who joins our webinar to prepare and look at the material in advance of our online event.

Please note: We will not repeat and go into the details on the individual call topics, but will go straight into a Question and Answer session, where you can pose any questions you may have on the 2020 call topics and the application process. You can submit your answers to us in advance via this form.

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2nd SEREN 4 webinar for NCPs: Cyber Competence Network and the four pilots: Exploring ways of collaboration for better cybersecurity in Europe

Cyber Competence Network and the four pilots: Exploring ways of collaboration for better cybersecurity in Europe


Mr. Matteo Merialdo, RHEA Group, ECHO project (Project Manager)

Mr. Fabio Martinelli, SPARTA project

Date and time:

Monday 24 February, 11:00-12:30 CET 

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SMI2G 2020

Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL), Brussels, Belgium

29-30 January 2020

Security Mission Information & Innovation Group (SMI2G) is organising a two-day event in Brussels to discuss the upcoming 2020 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 Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th January 2020. The SMI2G is kindly hosted by Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL) in Brussels.

Register for the event.

SMI2G Presentations (.zip 60MB)



All the presentations (each PPT is vocally commented) are now accessibile and downloadable here or through Google Drive.

With reference to Q&A, it has been agreed to proceed in the following way:

• through this google form https://forms.gle/eQwBLSoA8kF8G6tr9 you will be able to ask questions about the different presentations you have listened to;

• we will collect all the questions, categorized per area, and: 

o questions related to Intellectual Property, SEREN4 or SeReMa tool, will be forwarded directly to the speaker, Mr. Michele Dubbini, Talia Passiar and me,

o all the other questions will be submitted, by us, directly on the Research Enquiry Service so that there won't be duplications.

You have time to send questions, but it would be good if we could collect them by Tuesday, 17th of March. All questions and answers will be collected in a unique document that will list them in a categorized way and will be shared with everybody. 

Do not hesitate to contact the organizer whether you will face technical problems.

With reference to the Brokerage Event, the Oral Pitch Session and the ISF training (13th of March), everything will be postponed to when the situation due to the virus is solved.

Unfortunately the organizers are not responsible for any kind of reimbursement since this situation is a force majeure situation.

All details will follow in the forthcoming weeks.

Thank you for your understanding!

Kind regards,

Your SEREN4 Team


Brussels, Belgium

12-13 March 2020

The event is organized by the Network of Secure Societies National Contact Points – SEREN4, in collaboration with the European Commission. This information day and brokerage event gives details on the 2020 calls for proposals to be published mid March 2020 under the Societal Challenge 7 "Secure Societies - Protecting freedom and security of Europe and its citizens".

These calls offer new research funding opportunities to research institutions, universities, industries, SMEs, civil society organizations and other security stakeholders. Participation to the event is free of charge and the number of participants is limited due to the capacity of the rooms.   

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On-line Brokerage event! Secure Societies Horizon 2020 Info Day and Brokerage Event

New Date - 7 April 2020

Taking into account current worldwide situation on coronavirus we have decided to cancel 12-13.03 brokerage event in Brussels, on which you have already been informed in the first week of March. We have put all our efforts and resources to counter this difficult situation and allow you to get in touch with potential partners. We have already published presentations from the Info Day part HERE and now we want to inform you about how brokerage activities will be run.

The brokerage event will be organized on April 7 via the online features of B2match system. This means you will be able to have your face-to-face meetings from wherever you are currently working. All you need to have is laptop/computer with stable internet connection, microphone/headset (mandatory) and web camera (not mandatory).

SEREN4 Virtual Oral Pitch Session - The presentations are now available!

Be ready to build new consortia! Download the PPTs through the following link.

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3rd SEREN 4 webinar for NCPs: Open Science in Horizon2020: good for science, good for society (and easy to do!)

Open Science in Horizon2020: good for science, good for society (and easy to do!)



Ms. Elena Giglia 

Head of the Open Access office - University of Turin


Date and time

Monday 16 March at 11:00 CET

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