Research & Development
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Next generation of information systems to support EU external policies

Duration: 01/05/2018 - 30/04/2021

Total funding: EUR 9,998,679.38


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.

In CIVILnEXt, a pre-commercial procurement project, eBOS Technologies acts as a technical advisor and is in charge of developing the procurement documentation by defining the specifications for the to-be-launched tender. eBOS Technologies has already extensive expertise in the area of technical procurement. However, the company expects to expand knowledge related to the business analysis process of prospective, new and existing customers and improve its performance when participating in competitive tender procedures. The goal is to enhance the process of extracting the customers’ ERP requirements and specifications and in turn improve the company’s Systems Development Life Cycle.

Consortium

NATIONAL CENTER FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH DEMOKRITOS

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KEMEA

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MINISTERIO DEL INTERIOR

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MINISTRY OF NATIONAL DEFENCE, GREECE

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USTANOVA-CENTER ZA EVROPSKO PRIHODNOST

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MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS

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INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR MIGRATION

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EUROPEAN UNION SATELLITE CENTRE

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ATOS SPAIN SA

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EBOS TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED

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EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR DEVELOPMENT POLICY MANAGEMENT

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ISTITUTO AFFARI INTERNAZIONALI

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SHEFFIELD HALLAM UNIVERSITY

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RHEINISCHE FACHHOCHSCHULE KOLN GGMBH

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This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 786886.