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Cluster 3: Civil security for society

Policy, strategy, how to apply and work programmes.

Policy and strategy

This cluster responds to the challenges arising from persistent security threats, including cybercrime, as well as natural and man-made disasters.

The expected impacts of this cluster are contained in the Horizon Europe strategic plan.

Areas of intervention

  • disaster-resilient societies
  • protection and security
  • cybersecurity

Policy information

EU civil security research is one of the building blocks of the Security Union. Research in this cluster supports the following policies:

Apply for funding

All funding information and details on how to apply are on the Funding and Tenders portal.

Work programme

Funding opportunities under Horizon Europe are set out in multiannual work programmes, which cover the large majority of support available.


31 MARCH 2023
Horizon Europe Work programme (2023-24) - Cluster 3
(1.53 MB - PDF)

2021 - 22

Civil security for society work programme


3 AUGUST 2021
Pillar II: Global challenges and european industrial competitiveness