First SAF€RA joint call on the theme "Human and organizational factors including the value of industrial safety"
The SAF€RA ERA-NET on industrial safety has launched its first joint call for transnational research projects concerning Human and organizational factors including the value of industrial safety. The call aims to foster collaboration between researchers from different countries in Europe and from different scientific disciplines, in order to improve safety and the management of technological risks.

Funding countries participating in this call are Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Serbia and Spain (Basque country and Andalucía).


The total available budget for the present call is 3.4 M€. Several forms of funding are available:

  • research grants for researchers from universities, institutes, research organizations and public firms;
  • man-hours for personnel from certain participating institutes and research organizations;
  • direct support and loans to firms for research and development activities.

Most projects funded within this call will be relatively small (2 to 4 partners, duration between 12 and 36 months, funding between 40 and 150 k€ per project partner). The call aims to fund mainly applied research carried out in universities or research institutes, though proposals from industry are also eligible. Interdisciplinary research is encouraged. Cooperation and joint activities between different consortia funded within the call will be encouraged.


  Publication of the call September 23, 2013
  Deadline for submissions (single stage call) November 29, 2013
  Reply on proposal eligibility December 10, 2013
  Evaluation of eligible proposals by January 15, 2014
  Recommendation for funding at a SAF€RA level by the end of January 2014
  National funding decisions January to March 2014
  Projects start February to April 2014
  Project duration 2014 to 2016


The following documents are available:

  • The Call text contains the scientific description of the topics concerned by the 2013 joint call on Human and organizational factors including the value of industrial safety.
  • The Guidelines for proposers contains the most important information for researchers wishing to submit a proposal.
  • The Guidelines for evaluators are written for the experts who will evaluate the projects, but will be useful to researchers wishing to understand the evaluation criteria.
  • The response form is available in Microsoft Word (.doc) or OpenOffice/LibreOffice (.odt) formats.

A web-based matchmaking facility is available to help researchers wishing to submit projects as a consortium to find partners.


Contact: For general queries concerning the 2013 joint call, please email the call secretariat at