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R&D Partnering

The Home Front Command is involved in numerous research projects, local and foreign. We see the involvement in mutual R&D projects as a tool the development of state-of -the-art technology for our needs and using multi-partner network for knowledge and concept exchange.

In technological projects, our classical roles are:

1.       Analysis and specification of needs, technologies, products and interoperability - based on practical knowledge and operational experience.

2.       System engineering and project management - with close relation to the operational end user, bringing in input from the field at early stage of the project.

3.       Large operational end-user evaluation and testing of products and technology - in diverse scenarios and training facilities if needed.

A major avenue in regard of international cooperation is Horizon 2020 program of the EU. The HFC is interested in exploring the following topics:

Horizon 2020 – 2014 topics

DRS-02-2014 Crisis management topic 2: Tools for detection, traceability, triage and individual monitoring of victims after a mass CBRN contamination and/or exposure

DRS-05-2014: Crisis management topic 5: Situation awareness of Civil Protection decision-making solutions – preparing the ground for a PCP

DRS-07-2014: Crisis management topic 7: Crises and disaster resilience – operationalizing resilience concepts

DRS-09-2014: Disaster Resilience & Climate Change topic 1: Science and innovation for adaptation to climate change: from assessing costs, risks and opportunities to demonstration of options and practices

DRS-18-2014: Communication technologies and interoperability topic 1: interoperable next generation of broadband radio communication system for public safety and security - Pre-commercial Procurement (PcP(

DRS-19-2014: Communication technologies and interoperability topic 2: Next generation emergency services

DRS-21-2014: Ethical/Societal Dimension topic 2: Better understanding the links between culture, risk perception and disaster management

FCT-07-2014: Law enforcement capabilities topic 3: Pan European platform for serious gaming and training

FCT-08-2014: Law enforcement capabilities topic 4: Trans-national cooperation among public end-users in security research stakeholders

FCT-13-2014: Ethical/Societal Dimension Topic 1: Factors affecting (in-) security

BES-11-2014: Information management topic 2: Information management, systems and infrastructure for civilian EU External Actions

Horizon 2020 – 2015 topics

DRS-3-2015: Crisis management topic 3: Demonstration activity on large scale disasters and crisis management and resilience of EU external assets against major identified threats or causes of crisis

DRS-6-2015: Crisis management topic 6: Addressing standardisation opportunities in support of increasing disaster resilience in Europe

DRS-10-2015: Disaster Resilience & Climate Change topic 2: Natural Hazards: Towards risk reduction science and innovation plans at national and European level

DRS-13-2015: Critical Infrastructure Protection topic 2: Demonstration activity on tools for adapting building and infrastructure standards and design methodologies in vulnerable locations in case of natural or man-originated catastrophes

DRS-14-2015: Critical Infrastructure Protection topic 3: Critical Infrastructure resilience indicator - analysis and development of methods for assessing resilience

DRS-15-2015: Critical Infrastructure Protection topic 4: Protecting potentially hazardous and sensitive sites/areas considering multi-sectorial dependencies

FCT-3-2015: Forensics topic 3: Mobile, remotely controlled technologies to examine a crime scene in case of an accident or a terrorist attack involving CBRNE materials

FCT-15-2015: Ethical/Societal Dimension Topic 3: Better understanding the role of new social media networks and their use for public security purposes

BES-10-2015: Information management topic 1: Civilian humanitarian mission personnel tracking