Within the "scenario-based security research" programme line, there have been calls focusing on the "Protection of transportation infastructures" (German text of the call: "Schutz von Verkehrsinfrastrukturen"), "Rescue and protection of people" (German text of the call: "Schutz und Rettung von Menschen"), "Protection against the failure of utility infrastructures" and "Securing supply chains".
On the basis of the German-French agreement on civil security research, groups of French and German researchers were invited to submit joint proposals in response to the BMBF's call "Securing supply chains" and the ANR's call "CSOSG 2009 - Theme Axis: Securing the Logistics Chain".
Another international cooperation: The BMBF, MOST (the Israeli Ministry of Science, Culture and Sport) and MOITAL (the Israeli Ministry of Industry, Trade and Labor) have signed an agreement on cooperation in the field of civil security research.The aim is to develop innovative solutions, particularly for the protection of the civilian population and of critical infrastructures as well as for disaster prevention and crisis management. German and Israeli applicants were invited to submit proposals for bilateral R&D projects.
A further call for proposals dealed with the subject of "Social dimensions of security research", also within the framework of the Federal Government's "Research for Civil Security" programme. This call focused on interdisciplinary studies on the societal conditions, integration and possible consequences of innovative security solutions.
In the "Technology collaborations" programme line, there have been calls for "Detection systems for chemical, biological, nuclear and explosive hazardous materials" (German text of the call: "Detektionssysteme für chemische, biologische, radiologische, nukleare und explosive Gefahrstoffe (CBRNE-Gefahren)", "Integrated protection systems for emergency and security forces (German text of the call: "Integrierte Schutzsysteme für Rettungs- und Sicherheitskräfte") and "Pattern recognition".
In the area of "Detection systems for chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive hazardous substances (CBRNE hazards)", 19 collaborative projects are receiving a total of 43.9 million euro in funding.
In the area of "Protection of traffic infrastructures", ten collaborative projects have been granted approximately 37 million euro.
Six projects were selected in the call for "Integrated protection systems for emergency and security forces" and are receiving approximately 21 million euro in total.
In the area of "Rescue and protection of people", 15 collaborative projects have been approved and are receiving 38 million euro in funding.
The proposals submitted in response to the calls "Protection against the failure of utility infrastructures", "Securing supply chains", "Pattern recognition", "Cooperation between Germany and Israel" and "Social dimensions of security research" are also currently in the evaluation and application stages.
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