Horizon 2020 Programme

Focus on Horizon 2020 Programme

The EU framework Programme for Research & Innovation related to securing societies aims to ensure the security of the European citizens, by furthering the collaboration between EU countries and fight together against terrorism, cyberthreats, etc. Milipol Paris 2017 will host several conferences dedicated to the H2020 Programme.

The 2018-2020 EU Security Research and Innovation Work Programme will be introduced on Tuesday 21 November by Armand Nachef, Coordinator of the National Contact Point for Security – France, Horizon 2020

On Wednesday 22 November from 11.00am, a pitch session will be held on the exhibition. Company or organization interested in participating at Horizon 2020 will be able to present their projects.

EU framework Programme for Research & Innovation - securing societies Challenge


Mission-oriented actions will integrate the demands of different end-users (citizens, businesses, civil society organisations and administrations, including national and international authorities, civil protection, law enforcement, border guards, etc.). Research and innovation activities should help Europe to face new security threats.

The primary aims of the Secure Societies Challenge are to:

  • Fight crime, illegal trafficking and terrorism
  • Enhance the resilience of Europe against crisis and disasters (related to critical infrastructures, supply chains, transport modes...)
  • Improve border security
  • Strengthen cyber-security
  • Ensure privacy and freedom
  • Enhance standardisation and interoperability of systems, including for emergency purposes

More information about the Horizon 2020 Programme and the specific societal challenge "Secure Societies"


Milipol Paris is organized under the patronage of the French Ministry of Interior.

French Ministry of Interior