03 October 2011

European grants for security and justice

European grants for “Prevention, Preparedness and Consequence Management of Terrorism and other Security related risks”
Deadline: 12 October 2011

Priorities. 
• Facilitating the implementation of Council Directive 2008/114/EC on the identification and designation of European critical infrastructures and the assessment of the need to improve  their protection (energy and transport sector);
• Preparing/contributing to the review of Council Directive 2008/114/EC on the identification  and designation of European critical infrastructures, with a particular emphasis on the sectors  covered and the criteria used to identify European Critical Infrastructures;
• Supporting the policy initiative and the action plan on Critical Information Infrastructure  Protection
• Robustness of (global) ICT networks, including implications of a failure of these networks on  critical infrastructures, as well as dependencies of critical processes in critical infrastructures  on such (global) networks;
• Emergency communication in crisis situations, including with the general public and when  standard ICT networks are not available;
• Supporting Member States by enhancing communication in order to strengthen cooperation  between the public and the private sector (regular meetings to discuss issues of common  interest) as well as by improving international cooperation and a cross-border exchange of  information between these stakeholders and the relevant institutions at European level;
• Interdependency analysis;
• Compilation of a comprehensive all-hazards catalogue for critical infrastructures;
• Monitoring and assessment of evolving threats with a view to securing critical infrastructures,  as well as a common understanding in relation to sectoral, intersectoral and cross-border risk management;
• Increasing the security awareness of critical infrastructure operators;
• Improving information management with regard to critical infrastructures;
• Increasing critical infrastructure protection capability in the transport, energy, ICT, chemical, financial, water, food, health, space, research and nuclear sectors.