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SEcurity REsearch NCP network 4

Project description

Increasing security-related research visibility in Europe

The security research National Contact Point (NCP) network seeks to improve and meet the challenges of the security domain. One approach is to reach a broader target group of stakeholders and businesses in the secure societies field. The EU-funded SEREN 4 project aims to boost the capacity and collaboration among secure societies NCPs, while offering support and services to funding programme applicants and the overall security community. It will conduct capacity-building actions for NCPs and provide tailored services for applicants and security actors to bolster their participation in Horizon 2020 funding opportunities. Moreover, the project will support networking and implement awareness-raising activities within the area of secure societies.


SEREN4 is a 34-month Coordination and Support Action with the overall aim of strengthening the capacities of and cooperation among Secure Societies NCPs and providing high quality support and services to programme applicants and the security community at large with the view to enhancing participation in the security research and innovation area.To reach this objective, the project will develop four main activity axes, corresponding to the projects’ specific objectives: 1) capacity building of NCPs; 2) providing targeted services for applicants and security stakeholder to strengthen their participation to Horizon 2020 funding opportunities; 3) supporting networking opportunities within the Secure Societies constituency and 4) carrying out awareness raining activities to ensure that the information about SC7, Horizon 2020, new FP9 and SEREN4 project effectively and timely reaches the target audience. SEREN4 is the continuation and evolution of the precedent network, SEREN3, whose results and lessons learnt have been taken into consideration with the logic of improving the future network and in order to valorize the network’s strengths. In addition, new tasks and activities will be implemented to meet the challenges of the security area and requirements of new SC7 topics. The network will seek further opening to a wider target of stakeholders and businesses in the Secure Societies field. SEREN4 consortium comprises 19 Beneficiaries, with a good mix of well-experienced and less experienced NCPs, and representing Member States, Associated Countries and Third Countries. Besides Beneficiaries, the project services will be offered to all officially appointed H2020 Secure Societies NCPs, who will be involved in project activities as “Associated Partners”.

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Net EU contribution
€ 283 275,00
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Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Total cost
€ 283 275,00

Participants (19)