Next generation of information systems to support EU external policies
Duration: 01/05/2018 – 30/04/2022 | Total Funding: € 11.109.643
Challenge & Objectives
The 2016 European Union Global Strategy for Foreign and Security Policy (EUGS) highlights the need to enhance external policies by pursuing better communication, information-sharing, joint reporting, analysis and response planning between member state embassies, EU delegations, Commission services, EU Special Representatives and Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) missions. The CIVILnEXt project supports the development of a solution addressing existing “fragmentation” and closing “gaps”. To provide civilian CSDP missions with the next generation of secure and cost-effective information systems: a situational awareness, information exchange and operation control platform (OCP).
Fully informed of contributing initiatives in civilian CSDP and EU external action, the project will aim to develop solutions leveraging on the results extracted from projects funded by the EU. The common challenge in CIVILnEXt is to develop, test and validate a cost-effective and interoperable operation control platform (OCP) that will support the conduct of civilian CSDP missions. The OCP will improve coordination in EU external action through better information exchange, situational awareness and operation control in diverse theaters of operation. It will support the EU’s comprehensive approach in complex missions, including the civil-military cooperation within CSDP, facilitate the engagement CSDP actors, creating links EU Delegations, FRONTEX, ECHO and other EU activities, member states, as appropriate, and other partners such as the UN and regional organisations.
CIVILnEXt engages the participation of four national competent authorities, active in EU external policies and the UN organisations IOM. They share the need to become beneficiaries of procurement results that enhance the effectiveness of civilian CSDP. They are co-financing the action under one single joint procurement, supported by technical and policy advisors, with extensive CSDP experience.
Moreover, eBOS will:
Support the development of the operation control platform (OCP) specifications and the high level architecture of the solutions that will be included in the terms of reference of the tender.
Contribute to the verification and validation strategy definition and the integration and interoperability strategy.
Contribute to the technical management of the pre-commercial procurement (PCP).
Assist the Verification & Validation Committee that will be responsible to evaluate from the technical point of view the results of PCP Phase 2.
Contribute to the technical evaluation of the solutions implemented, and the validation process and analysis of the operational validity of the results.
Contribute to the costs breakdown analysis and the study of economic viability and affordability, contribute to the final evaluation of the project results.
Contribute with communications and work achievements of the project.
Support the activities to recruit industrial partners involving them in the project activities, contribution to the IPR, licensing and exploitation plan from the private sector point of view.
Kentro Meleton Asfaleias
Ministerio Del Interior
Ministry of National Defence of Greece
Ustanova -Center Za Evropsko Prihodnost
Ministry Of Foreign Affairs, Cyprus
International Organization For Migration
European Union Satelite Centre
Atos Spain SA
eBOS Technologies Limited
European Centre For Development Policy Management
Istituto Affari Internazionali
Sheffield Hallam University
Rheinische Fachhochschule Koln GGMBH
National Center for Scientific Research “Demokritos” Integrated Systems Laboratory
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme under grant agreement No. 786886.