ICT Trust and Security


ICT Policy Support Programme (ICT PSP) Calls

ICT PSP logo ICT PSP is a part of the Competitiveness and Innovation Frame Programme (CIP). With small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as its main target, CIP supports innovation activities (including eco-innovation), provides better access to finance and delivers business support services in the regions. It encourages a better take-up and use of information and communication technologies (ICT) and helps to develop the information society.

The CIP runs from 2007 to 2013 with an overall budget of € 3621 million.

The Information and Communication Technologies Policy Support Programme (ICT-PSP) aims at stimulating a wider uptake of innovative ICT based services and the exploitation of digital content across Europe by citizens, governments and businesses, in particular SMEs.

For more information please follow the links to CIP homepage and ICT PSP homepage .

For information about Trust & Security related ICT PSP projects follow this link .

Open Calls

CIP ICT PSP Call 7 on Trusted eServices (Workprogramme 2013)

Call for Proposals: 2013-01-14 01:00 to 2013-05-14 02:00
The call is open on several fields. Cybersecurity can be under Theme 4, Trusted eServices. The total amount in this theme is €7,000,000 million, while the total budget of the call is €125,700,000. The call is open until 14 May 2013. This theme addresses cybersecurity in three areas: website, critical infrastructures and information sharing.

Closed Calls

Call 6 under Workprogramme 2012

Theme 5: Trusted eServices and other actions

Objective 5.1: Cybersecurity

The Digital Agenda for Europe promotes practical solutions for addressing threats that hamper efforts to promote an online economy such as: malicious software, online fraud and cyber-attacks. It also promotes the development of a new generation of web-based applications and services and the deployment of broadband for all. The aim of objective "Cybersecurity" is to establish a European-wide pilot platform for detecting, measuring, analysing, mitigating and eliminating botnets and other cyber threats, thereby creating a European toolbox for fighting emerging cyber threats, building on existing initiatives of the Member States or associated countries and other European stakeholders.

Call closed: 15 May 2012
Infoday on Call 6: 3 February 2012 ( presentations )
Workshop on objective 5.1: 17 February 2012 ( presentations and attendance list )
For more information refer to Call 6 homepage and Workprogramme 2012 (page 44)


Call 3 under Workprogramme 2009

Theme 7: Internet Evolution and Security (incl. RFID)

Objective 7.1: A European infrastructure for secure information management

Objective 7.1 aims at stimulating the adoption of trustworthy and secure ICT by citizens, governments and businesses through the funding of pilot projects. The main expected outcome is a pilot project that integrates available security technologies, tools, policies and procedures into a functional system that allows secure management of data and information collected and kept by public and private organisations. This covers technologies such as encryption, single sign-on, strong authentication and role definition, distributed data storage. Participation should be based on public-private partnerships and key partners should include solution and service providers, particularly in the domain of ICT security, public administrations and private data controllers.

Call closed: 2 June 2009
For more information refer to Call 3 homepage and Workprogramme 2009 (page 32)


Call 2 under Workprogramme 2008

Objective 3.2: Trusted Information Infrastructures and Biometric technologies

The objective of Trusted information infrastructures is to bring together key partners to build consensus develop roadmaps and identify best practices in view of defining trusted information infrastructure for eServices under real-life operational conditions. This will include secure identity management and privacy-friendly automated personal data processing by third parties (such as applications for eBanking).
The objective of Biometric technologies is to bring together the key stakeholders in this domain in Europe in view to develop experience sharing and awareness raising. The network will identify and disseminate best practices, investigate modalities for certification. It will also develop practical application scenarios, as well as test and use cases. Legal requirements (such as data and privacy protection), cultural and societal issues have to be taken into account and possible shortcomings of current applications addressed. The network has to be an effective instrument for achieving more secure and trustworthy biometrics applications on the long-term.

Call closed: 29 April 2008
For more information refer to Call 2 homepage and Workprogramme 2008 (page 20)

Call 1 under Workprogramme 2007

Objective 4.4: Privacy protection infrastructure

The objective is to facilitate the emergence of an open European-wide trusted eServices market with dynamic compositions of services that reconciles different national privacy policies and offers user-oriented technical means to allow the user to define privacy profiles, and to monitor and control their enforcement and propagation.

Call closed: 23 October 2007
For more information refer to Call 1 homepage and Workprogramme 2007 (page 29)