The French National Research Agency (ANR) and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) of the Federal Republic of Germany share the common understanding that the Franco-German cooperation in research on Civil Security/ Global Security is an important driving force of activities on the national level of both countries as well as in Europe. Accordingly, joint research has been encouraged and supported by the respective governments in France and in Germany, which has proven very successful since the inception of the cooperation in 2009. A contribution for the Franco-German Forum written by a High Level Group of French and German experts, which were appointed by their respective ministries, proposed ideas to enhance the future of the cooperation by identifying challenging research topics in the area of GS/CS.
Thus, the National Research Agency (ANR) and the General Secretariat for Defense and National Security (SGDSN) co-finance collaborative research projects focused on the aim to provide innovative solutions. For reinforcing prevention, preparedness, detection, response and recovery against biological threats, be they of natural or intentional origin, several priority research themes are recommended. Projects may address current or expected security concerns and have to create substantial added value to Franco-German civil security/global security research.
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Dr. Loïc Dubois
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Dr. Isidore Decostaire
+33 1 80 48 83 54
Each coordinator, one for the German and the French side respectively, shall submit the proposal, written in English, in an identical version to ANR as well as to VDI TZ. The proposal must fill the format and the provide requirements. Title, partners, work program and work tasks must be identical in both side.