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The open topic under the 2023 Horizon Europe Call on Fighting Crime and Terrorism allows for proposals to address challenges not covered under separate calls on the topic, including training.


Publication date
2 October 2023
Opening date
Deadline model
Deadline date
23 November 2023, 17:00 (CET)
Level of funding
EU level




The Horizon Europe Calls on Fighting Crime and Terrorism target increased security of citizens against terrorism, including in public spaces. The open topic call allows proposals to address challenges not covered by other Horizon Europe calls on fighting crime and terrorism.

Activities/actions supported

Proposals under this topic must contribute to each of the following:

  • Enhanced ability of security practitioners to identify and prevent emergent challenges in the topic under consideration;
  • Harmonized tools and procedures of the problem under consideration;
  • Improved cooperation between European Police Authorities in tackling the problem under consideration;
  • The development of training curricula for Police Authorities for improved countering of the problem under consideration.

Anticipated outcomes

Projects under this call are expected to increase the effectiveness of how crime and terrorism are tackled, while respecting fundamental rights. This includes improve prevention, preparedness and response, better understandings of the human, societal and technological aspects, and the development of cutting-edge capabilities for police authorities.

Institution providing the funding

European Commission

Size of funding

EUR 4.000.000



Overview of eligibility criteria

To be eligible, applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must be legal entities (public or private bodies) established in one of the eligible countries, listed in Annex B of the Work Programme General Annexes.

Overview of award criteria

The award criteria are the following:

  • Excellence (5 points)
  • Impact (5 points)
  • Quality and efficiency of the implementation (5 points)

Maximum points: 15 points. Overall threshold: 10 points.



Application procedures

Applications must be submitted electronically via the Funding & Tenders Portal electronic submission system (accessible via the topic page in the Search Funding & Tenders section).

Application support available

For further help, please refer to the Online Manual on the Funding & Tenders Portal, as well as the Horizon Europe Programme Guide, which contains the detailed guidance to the structure, budget and political priorities of Horizon Europe.


Useful links

Link to funding opportunity

Link to the programme for more info