Horizon Europe Cluster 3: Civil Security for Society

Research and innovation to develop the technologies of the future to address threats from cybercrime, natural hazards and terrorism.


This cluster responds to the challenges arising from persistent security threats, including cybercrime and natural and man-made disasters. Activities in this cluster focus on protection and resilience of physical and digital infrastructures, as well as of vital societal functions. This includes new technological solutions and better preparation to prevent and reduce the loss of life, harm to health and the environment, and economic and material damage relating to natural disasters.

Activities in this cluster include research on:

  • the prevention, detection, and investigation of crime and terrorism
  • the management of external borders, including illegal immigration and smuggling
  • the protection of critical infrastructure, such as energy, transport and telecommunications against natural disasters or malicious attacks
  • the prevention, detection, and response to cyberattacks
  • the prevention, preparedness, and response to natural disasters.

Finding calls under Cluster 3

The full details of Cluster 3, including the Work Programme for 2023 to 2024, are available from the Cluster 3 homepage.

Cluster 3 homepage(external link) — European Commission

You can also browse the Cluster 3 topics, with text search and filtering, through the Funding and Funding and Tenders Portal.

Cluster 3 topics(external link) — European Commission

National Contact Points

Stephen MacDonell profileCluster 3 NCP – Stephen MacDonell

  • Professor of Software Engineering, Auckland University of Technology; Professor of Information Science, University of Otago; Deputy Director, Science for Technological Innovation National Science Challenge
  • Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Email: Cluster3NCP@mbie.govt.nz

Andrew SporleMāori NCP – Andrew Sporle

  • Managing Director, iNZight Analytics; Deputy Director, Healthier Lives National Science Challenge; Associate Professor (Honorary) of Statistics, University of Auckland
  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • MaoriNCP@mbie.govt.nz

Isaac Holliss profileBrussels NCP – Isaac Holliss

  • Science and Innovation Counsellor, Europe New Zealand Mission to the European Union
  • Brussels, Belgium
  • Email: nzncp@mbie.govt.nz
Last updated: 28 August 2023