Horizon Europe is the next European Funding Framework Programme following on from its predecessor Horizon 2020. It will run for seven years from 2021 to 2027. The total budget set for the programme is €95.5 billion. There are six Clusters under Pillar 2: Global Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness. Civil Security for Society Work is Cluster 3.

This page should give you all the information you need in order for to have a comprehensive understanding of the Civil Security for Society Cluster.

Recording and slides now available for “Overview of Horizon Europe Culture, Creativity and Inclusive Society (Cluster 2) and Civil Security for Society (Cluster 3) Webinars, both hosted on the 25th March 2021.”

The Cluster 2 information page is here.

The Civil Security for Society Work Programme contains funding calls which focus on security, including cybersecurity, and disaster risk reduction and resilience. In addition, it will build on lessons learnt from the COVID-19 crisis in terms of prevention, mitigation, preparedness and capacity building for crises (including health crises) and in improving cross-sectoral aspects of such crises.

We will publish links to each funding call as and when they are made available.

Work Programme

A work programme gives an introduction to the Cluster, and all of the current and forthcoming funding calls that will be published. To download the draft work programme, click here.

Related Events

EU Brokerage Event on Key Enabling Technologies (KETs) in Horizon Europe 2021, 11 May 2021 / Online, Germany. Register here.

EU Green Week, 31 May to 13 June 2021. Register here.

European R&I Days, 23/24 June 2021. Register here.

Information Webinars: recordings below

Introduction to Horizon Europe Webinar, 11th March 2021

In this webinar, KTN Global Alliance and Innovate UK National Contact Points introduced Pillar 2 Clusters, as well as highlighted an Horizon 2020 case study, and gave details of support available for the next Framework Programme: Horizon Europe!

Find the slides here.  


Overview of Horizon Europe Civil Security for Society Cluster Webinar, 25th March 2021

KTN Global Alliance and Innovate UK National Contact Points presented a series of webinars to tell us the opportunities available for Horizon Europe, and gave an overview on the six Clusters under Pillar 2: Global Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness. This webinar covers the Civil Security for Society Cluster.

Find the slides here.


Following on from the webinar series, we have published a frequently asked questions document in order to respond to commonly asked questions and answers on Horizon Europe. To download the FAQs, click here.

National Contact Points

The network of National Contact Points (NCPs) is the main structure to provide guidance, practical information and assistance on all aspects of participation in European Framework Programmes including Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe. Contact the following NCP for support:

Civil Security for Society
Zale Johnson
Email: NCP-Security@innovateuk.ukri.org

KTN European Programmes Team

Viola Hay

Jane Watkins

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