A call for project proposals on digital security research is open for submissions as of today and until 22 August 2019. It makes available €38 million in total for projects working on digital security, privacy and data protection in Europe.

The final decision about which projects will receive EU funding will be known by mid-January 2020, and the grant agreements with the project teams should be signed by the end of April 2020.

The topics open for application are:


Call identifier


Indicative budget


Digital Security and privacy for citizens and Small and Medium Enterprises and Micro Enterprises

€18 million


Digital security, privacy, data protection and accountability in critical sectors

€20 million

What are the requirements for participation?

The requirements for submitting a research proposal are detailed in the call documents published on each topic page. You will also find there rules on funding, such as the list of eligible countries, submission rules, types of projects and their funding rates, as well as other useful information for preparing the project proposal.

How to apply?

Applicants have to submit their proposal electronically, following the link from the topic page. Please follow the guidelines on proposal submission and evaluation. For all questions related to Horizon 2020, please contact the Research Enquiry Service.