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Strengthening of Civil Security Research in Germany

Greater integration of German partners into European research projects is gaining increasingly in significance for developing Germany further as an important international location of civil security research. This applies particularly to research on innovative technologies and European standards, which serve as a basis for the development of future products and services.


fit4sec offers a knowledge-community-platform that is unique in Germany and actively supports German actors in participating in European security research (Horizon 2020) as well as in meeting the challenges of increasing user orientation in building research alliances. The “Lighthouse Project” is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) as part of the “German Applicants fit for Europe” initiative.

Goals of the network

  • Establishing a Europe-wide network of end-users, industrial actors (especially SMEs), interdisciplinary academic institutions
  • Bundling of existing competences in Germany for civil security research
  • Formation of interdisciplinary research alliances that successfully face up to European competition

For receiving support and assistance in order to constitute new research consortia and to continue networking with German partners, we recommend to register as a fit4sec partner