Funding programs

Funding program

European Defence Industrial Development Programme (EDIDP)
military

Total budget: €792,769,490.41

Projects: 43

Beneficiaries: 368

EDIDP, with a financial envelope of €500 million for 2019-2020, was the first ever EU grant programme targeting capability development and co-financing the joint development of (new and upgrading of existing) defence products and technologies. EDIDP was one of two precursor programmes of the European Defence Fund. More information on the EU website

Funding program

FP7 Security
nonMilitary

Total budget: €1,338,101,818.17

Projects: 321

Beneficiaries: 1953

The Seventh Framework Program for research and development (FP7) provided the first formal EU funding for security research, with €1.3 billion made available from 2007-13. More information on the EU website

Funding program

Horizon 2020
nonMilitary

Total budget: €1,358,279,825.34

Projects: 391

Beneficiaries: 2134

Horizon 2020 was the EU’s research and innovation budget from 2014 to 2020, with an overall budget of some €77 billion. The security research component had a total budget of €1.7 billion. More information on the EU website

Funding program

Horizon Europe
nonMilitary

Total budget: €195,453,122.00

Projects: 46

Beneficiaries: 552

Horizon Europe is the EU’s key funding programme for research and innovation with a budget of €95.5 billion. More information on the EU website

Funding program

Internal Security Fund
nonMilitary

Total budget: €3,508,652,520.63

Projects: 1972

Beneficiaries: 1229

The Internal Security Fund (ISF, 2014-20) financed national and EU projects for policing, security and borders. More information on the EU website

Funding program

Preparatory Action on Defence Research (PADR)
military

Total budget: €85,555,222.79

Projects: 18

Beneficiaries: 157

The Preparatory Action on Defence Research (PADR) is a precursor programme of the European Defence Fund (EDF). PADR funds 18 research projects that have been selected following calls for proposals in the years 2017 to 2019, including an open call on disruptive technologies to test this new research field in view of the future EDF. More information on the EU website

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