It is never too early to prepare: The next BIGS-workshop regarding the identification of end-user needs as part of the HORIZON 2020 secure societies (2018-2020) will take place in the autumn of 2019 in Berlin. The aim of this workshop is to identify and analyse key themes from the perspective of German user demand. Based on these themes, BIGS will organise workshops in the Spring of 2020 regarding specific consortia building with European partners. Representatives of security agencies and communes, emergency personnel, and carriers of critical infrastructure are explicitly invited to take part in these workshops. If you already have any suggestions regarding the next meeting, please let us know in advance (info(at)bigs-potsdam.org) or do use the fit4sec-database to pre-screen your project idea.