CoU becomes CERIS

As the first work programmes under the EU Framework for Research and Innovation called Horizon Europe approach their completion, the Community of Users underwent a much needed revision: Please welcome the Community of European Research and Innovation for Security (CERIS). The objectives of CERIS are:


  • To analyse identified capability needs and gaps in the corresponding areas
  • To identify solutions available to address the gaps
  • To translate capability gaps and potential solutions into research needs
  • To identify funding opportunities and synergies between different funding instruments
  • To identify standardisation needs
  • To integrate the views of citizens


The related web platform is currently under development. Until then the announcements will still be published on the usual CoU website.



Featured event

The Encircle project is coming to an end, and we have joined forces with Philippe Quevauviller and his Ceris initiative to provide our virtual end conference.

Virtual Meeting

The Stair4Security project is coming to an end, and it will host its final virtual event on the 27th and 28th of May.

Virtual Meeting
We are pleased to announce our next discussion in the framework of the Community of Users on Secure, Safe and Resilient Societies – area Disaster Resilient Societies), which is planned as a virtual meeting on 14 and 15 June 2021 between 10.00 and 12.00. Registrations will be available soon.
Virtual Meeting

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