Horizon Europe is the EU's research programme and includes initiatives in areas including cybersecurity. The 2022 cybersecurity funding calls will open on 30 June and close on 16 November 2022.
Horizon Europe is the EU's framework programme for research and technological development, taking over from Horizon 2020. The programme is valid for the period 2021-2027.
Horizon Europe is divided into six clusters, of which Cluster 3: Civil security for society, includes cybersecurity activities.
Programme funds and initiatives
The overall budget for cybersecurity measures under the entire period is unclear. For 2021-2022, the budget is approximately €135 million and the calls for 2022 include initiatives in:
- Threat and incident management in complex digital environments
- Methods and tools for verification and testing of potentially vulnerable hardware and software
- Future-proof cryptography
- Development and validation of processes and tools for the certification of IT products, services and processes.
The calls for proposals open on 30 June and close on 16 November 2022.
In Sweden, Vinnova is responsible for Horizon Europe Cluster 3 in cooperation with MSB.
Once the ECCC is established, it is expected to be responsible, together with the NCC network, for the development and implementation of the cybersecurity calls that require co-funding by Member States.