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Internal Security Fund

About the programme

The Internal Security Fund will contribute to ensuring a high level of security in the Union, in particular by

  • preventing and combating terrorism and radicalisation, serious and organised crime, and cybercrime
  • assisting and protecting victims of crime
  • preparing for, protecting against and effectively managing security related incidents, risks and crises

The Fund supports a broad range of actions in line with the European Security Agenda, including

  • the purchase/procurement of ICT systems, and associated training, testing as well as their improved interoperability and data quality
  • monitoring of the implementation of EU law and policy objectives in Member States in the area of security information systems
  • operations implementation, or facilitating the implementation of the EU Policy Cycle/EMPACT (European Multidisciplinary Platform Against Criminal Threats)
  • support for thematic or cross-theme networks of specialised national units to improve mutual confidence, exchange and dissemination of know-how, information, experiences and best practices, pooling of resources and expertise in joint centres of excellence
  • education and training for relevant law enforcement and judicial authorities and administrative agencies


State/Federal Police, Customs and other specialised law enforcement services (including national  cybercrime units, anti-terrorism and other specialised units), local public bodies, non-governmental  organisations, international organisations, union agencies, private and public law companies, networks,  Research Institutes and Universities.

The Fund is governed by the Common Provisions Regulation.

Programme website

Funding opportunities

Calls for proposal

Open and upcoming calls for proposal under the Internal Security Fund.

How to apply

Learn how to propose a project, and how the project selection process works.

Calls for tender

Open and upcoming calls for tender related to the Internal Security Fund.

Budget and performance

Includes performance highlights, key performance indicators, and the performance framework and assessment.

Fund performance webpage

Programme features

Programme duration


Lead Directorate-General
Predecessor programme

Internal Security Fund: Police strand; Justice: drug strand

Management mode

Shared, direct and indirect management

MFF heading

Security and Defence



Climate contribution

No target set in the legal basis ()

Total budget 2021-2027

€ 1.93 billion () (current prices)