Horizon Europe: Research Opportunities in Disaster Resilient Societies: 15 February, 14:30 (CET).

Horizon Europe is the EU’s key funding programme for research and innovation with a budget of €95.5 billion. The programme facilitates collaboration and strengthens the impact of research and innovation in developing, supporting, and implementing EU policies while tackling global challenges. It supports creating and better dispersing of excellent knowledge and technologies.

This webinar will outline the ways in which Horizon Europe intersects and interacts with the emergency communications sector. It will explore the Horizon Europe programme, particularly the Disaster Resilient Societies (DRS) destination, as well as project clusters, call for proposals, the Community for European Research and Innovation for Security (CERIS) and the upcoming CERIS report in 2024.

This webinar will be useful for anyone interested in EU funding for their organisation.


Presented by


Philippe Quevauviller

Research Programming and Policy Officer, European Commission
Philippe Quevauviller has been researcher in oceanography in the years 1983-1989 at the University of Bordeaux (France) in cooperation with the Portuguese Environment Ministry in Lisbon (Portugal) and the Dutch Ministry for Public Works in The Hague. He obtained two PhDs (oceanography and environmental chemistry) in 1987 and 1991, and the highest French University degree (HDR) in 1999. He started his career at the European Commission in 1989 as a scientific officer at DG Research, then as a policy officer at DG Environment (in charge of EU water policies) in the years 2002-2008, and back to DG Research from 2008 to 2013 in the area of hydrometeorological hazards. He moved to the Secure Societies Programme in 2013, firstly at DG Enterprise (2013) then at DG Home (2015), where he is responsible for research programming in the area of Disaster Resilient Societies. From 2014 onward, he has coordinated the development of the Community of Users on Secure, Safe and Resilient Societies (now Community for European Research and Innovation for Security, CERIS). Besides his work at the European Commission, he developed an academic career as Associate Professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) during the years 2007-2019, and as a scientific writer and editor (with more than 250 papers and 20 books published in the international literature). On a personal touch, he is leading a musical band and is a music producer.