Partnering Platform for Franco-German
Research Projects
- Civil Security Research -

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Agence nationale de la
recherche (ANR) have signed an agreement on cooperation in the field of civil security
research in 2009, with the aim of pooling efforts and intensifying research activities. The
areas of cooperation include protection against terrorism, organized crime, natural disasters
and major accidents. The aim of the agreement is the mutual opening of security research
programmes in Germany and France.

The aim of this Partnering Platform is to support the formation of Franco-German
consortia that intend to respond to calls within the aforementioned cooperation.

The last call within the cooperation has been closed in 2011. Currently, this platform is
under evaluation for a relaunch of a possible new call.