Services for NCPs

This section contains the services SEREN5 Network organizes for Cluster 3 National Contact Points, as well as other kinds of opportunities that may be useful for the NCPs.

Indeed, SEREN5 is strongly committed to supporting the work of Cluster 3 National Contact Points through the organization of trainings, meetings, forums, and any other service aimed at improving and professionalizing their skills.


Newcomers’ Guide: “How to be a Cluster 3 NCP”

The Newcomers’ Guide has been prepared under Task 2.2: Newcomers NCPs’ Info set of SEREN5. The Guide is just one of the many tools and services available to Cluster 3 NCPs through SEREN5 to support them in their day-to-day work.

The Guide aims to introduce important aspects of Cluster 3, and other useful resources, to newcomer NCPs. Newly appointed Cluster 3 NCPs can find specific information and tips about this particular role, equipping them with a set of main guiding principles, recommendations, and concrete suggestions for their daily work.

Download SEREN5 Task 2.2: Newcomer Guide.pdf



1st SEREN5 Forum for NCPs and 2nd Cluster 3 Network Meeting

SEREN5 organizes the first SEREN5 Forum for NCPs on the Community for European Research and Innovation for Security (CERIS) on the 17th November 2023 in Brussels and on line. In that occasion DG HOME representatives will present to the Cluster 3 NCPs the Community, investigating the possible paths of collaboration between NCPs and CERIS.

The day will continue with the 2nd Cluster 3 Network Meeting: aimed to gather SEREN5 beneficiaries with CL3 NCPs external to the project in order to discuss future opportunities, difficulties and best practices. in this occasion the EC will participate in the discussion “Exchange between European Commission and NCPs on common challenges for the future of Cluster 3”.

The participation to these events are restricted to only officially nominated CL3 NCPs.

For further information, contact SEREN5 Coordinator (


Customer Needs Analysis: fill in the form and make your voice heard!

SEREN5 aims to support security stakeholders responding to the challenges laid down within Cluster 3, including those arising from persistent security threats, cybercrime, as well as natural and man-made disasters.
For this reason, the project created a Survey dedicated to understand stakeholders’ needs in the field of Cluster 3. The participation of security stakeholders is of great importance to SEREN5 and will contribute to ensuring an enhancement of the customer journey and experience when using the project’s services.

Link to the survey:

Target groups
All officially nominated Cluster 3 NCPs, including those not participating in SEREN5 as beneficiaries
Proposers, both newcomers and experienced
Security Practitioners

Further information
For any questions regarding the questionnaire contact Elisabet M Andresdottir, Cluster 3 NCP for Iceland:

The survey will take around 10 minutes to complete and SEREN5 thanks you in advance for your participation.


1st SEREN5 online training for NCPs: the European Defence Fund and its synergies with Horizon Europe Cluster 3

SEREN5 organizes the first online training for Cluster 3 National Contact Points on the European Defence Fund and its synergies with Cluster 3 Civil Security for Society.

The training will be held on line on the 6th September 2023 02:00 – 04:00 pm CET.

The major objective of the training is to provide the main features of the European Defence Fund, as well as similarities and differences between the Fund and Cluster 3 in terms of structure, rules for participation, topic etc.

The agenda is under construction.

Registration link is available here:

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