14 September 2021

Information Day with RVO on HEU Cluster 3 and European Defence Fund

SBD-Grants Office announces an Information Day about Horizon Europe Cluster 3 “Civil security for society” and the European Defence Fund, featuring Victor Hartong and Boy Dacier, National Contact Points (NCP) from RVO.

The event is held on 22 September 2021 and includes a morning information session dedicated to Horizon Europe Cluster 3 and an afternoon information session dedicated to European Defence Fund. The Information Day aims at offering the UT community the opportunity to meet the NCP and to get a special insight into the upcoming programmes, highlighting main features and novelties.

If you are curious to know more about Horizon Europe and what’s next on EU funding agenda for Research & Innovation on security, you are warmly invited to join in the event!

Information Day

During their visit on 22 September, Victor Hartong and Boy Dacier will present Horizon Europe Cluster 3 Work Programme and upcoming calls (morning information session: 10.30 – 11.45), and they will also introduce the novel European Defence Fund programme, which provides support for the academic sector and industry (afternoon information session: 14.00 – 15.30).

Programme of the afternoon session includes a panel discussion where RVO experts will interact with Irna van der Molen, Senior Policy Advisor Knowledge Safety and Export Control from UT, giving advices on important UT policies as regards the topics discussed, especially on the European Defence Fund.

Researchers will have the possibility to post their questions to the speakers.


All those interested in Horizon Europe and R&I funding on Security are warmly invited to participate in the relevant information session(s). More details on programme of each session, focus of the funding instruments and registration can be found here:

About Horizon Europe Cluster 3

Horizon Europe is the new European funding programme for Research and Innovation (R&I). Running for the next seven years (2021-2027), with a total budget of 95.5 billion Euro, Horizon Europe is the largest funding initiatives at reach, to foster research, development and innovation activities of public and private organisations. It is divided into several Work Programmes and Clusters, and one of them is focussed on “Civil security for society”, so related to the security of the earth, the infrastructures, the internet and the data, and the people.

About European Defence Fund

The European Defence Fund (EDF) is the European Commission's initiative to support collaborative defence research and development, and to foster an innovative and competitive defence industrial base.  EDF has a budget of 7,9 billion € over 2021-2027. 

More information 

For more information, please contact SBD-Grants Office sending an email to grants-office@utwente.nl or through the SBD-Grants Office Support HUB on TEAMS. Not yet a member? You can join with the code: 0x59ec4.

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