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ICT Trust and Security Research


ICT Trust and Security Research in FP7


The overall focus of ICT security research in the seventh Framework Programme is on developing knowledge and technologies for building an open, secure and trustworthy information society in Europe , where citizens and organisations can fully reap the benefits from the new technologies. Central to the research is enabling users to manage and protect their digital assets, identities and personal data when they interact in the digital world.

Five closely interrelated thematic areas are promoted:

  • secure and trustworthy ubiquitous network infrastructures and their protection against emerging cyber-threats;
  • assuring the protection of critical information infrastructures of modern life and managing their complexity and interdependencies;
  • trustworthy and secure service infrastructures, supporting applications and end-to-end services;
  • trust, privacy and identity in the digital economy;
  • enabling technologies for security and trustworthiness of ICT.

Thirty-three research projects in the domain of security and trust in the information society were launched in 2008 with a total budget of more than EUR 160 million. They are amongst the first projects launched under the EUâ??s seventh framework programme (FP7) and will receive EUR 110 million funding from the European Commission.

For more information about the running projects please consult our project page .

The current Work Programme 2009-2010 includes one call for proposals for research projects in the area of Trustworthy ICT and two calls for additional funding for running FP7 projects to carry out international cooperation activities:






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