2021 - 2023


Bringing together a consortium of 39 partners, the PRECINCT Horizon 2020 project aims to minimise the risks associated with EU Critical Infrastructures. How? By providing a model-driven, collaborative, and unifying cyber-physical security and resilience management platform!

EU Critical Infrastructures (CIs) are increasingly at risk from a variety of intentional cyber-physical attacks, natural hazards, and hybrid threats, including fake news. Recent research and emerging solutions focus on the protection of individual CIs (ports, energy distribution, hospitals, …): however, the interrelationships between CIs have become more complex and managing the impacts of cascading effects and enabling rapid recovery is becoming more pertinent and highly challenging. In this light, the PRECINCT Horizon 2020 project aims to provide a model-driven, collaborative, and unifying cyber-physical security and resilience management platform. 

The PRECINCT Living Labs will provide measurement-based validation of improvements across multiple axes of instrumentation that are aligned with the project’s objectives to affirm that these objectives are fully met. Operational-driven advancements, stakeholder exploitation and adoption, evidence-based policy recommendations and showcases stimulating broader pan-EU take-up will also be driven by Living Lab (LL)-linked activities. 

The PRECINCT LLs will be located in POLIS member cities Bologna and Ljubljana, as well as in Antwerp (BE) and Athens (GR). Each LL will establish a CIs Coordination Centre (3C), and although they have a different path to establish the Coordination Centre, each LL will produce a 3C Blueprint for Standardised Message Exchanges, a generic Digital Twin Architecture, as well as Serious Games and Cyber Rage-based training.

The consortium comprises 39 partners and an external partner from 11 different EU Member States, led by INLECOM, a leading digital innovation provider. POLIS contributes to communication, dissemination, community-building activities, and policy recommendations.

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