Upcoming Events

Further to discussions held in March 2018 about possible links among the Community of Users (CoUs) and national initiatives and networks, the “Community of European Research and Innovation for Security (CERIS)” is now exploring how such links (with existing or envisaged initiatives) could be established in practice within the Strengthened Security Research and Innovation (SSRI) Thematic Area of the Horizon Europe Civil Security for Society Programme.

This DG HOME CERIS workshop will focus on the European critical infrastructure protection highlighting present policy developments in the field. Topical elements, such as the hybrid conceptual model and key factors in countering hybrid threats, will also be presented.


In the domain of civil security, public procurement can be a catalyst for the uptake of innovative solutions. Nevertheless, traditional procurement schemes do not always incentivise the acquisition of innovation, and the risk perceived by public buyers when investing in new technology solutions is high.

The European Commission has launched a market study which aims to produce a sound overview of the situation of the civil security market in the EU. The study shall serve as a benchmarking tool which provides reliable up-to-date information on the EU market, including for the areas of Fighting Crime and Terrorism, Resilience of Critical Infrastructure, Border Management and Disaster Risk Management, both for the supply and the demands side.


Specifically, the objectives of the study include: