A partnership between European research funding organizations which collaborate on research programming and launch joint calls in the field of industrial safety

SAF€RA is a partnership between 16 research funding organizations from 12 European countries who collaborate on research programming and launch joint calls in the field of industrial safety. It prolongs the work developed in the SAF€RA ERA-NET, which was funded by the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration during the period April 2012 – March 2015. Industrial safety is an enabling success factor in the pursuit of beneficial and sustainable business activities.


April 22 2024: SAF€RA’s 2024 symposium will be organized in Vienna, Austria, kindly hosted by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology (BMK). A brokerage session for the 2024 joint call will be organized during the symposium. Don't forget to register before March 31st!

April 4 2024: SAF€RA’s 2024 joint call has been launched, titled Health and safety implications of industrial digital twins and algorithmic management. The pre-proposal deadline is June 12th.

April 28 2023: 4 full proposals have been recommended for national funding by the SAF€RA Call Steering Committee for the 2022 joint call, for a total budgetary request of 1.6M€.

May 16 2023: the 2023 SAF€RA symposium will be organized in Toulouse, France.

August 31 2022: a deadline extension for the first stage of SAF€RA’s 7th joint call for proposals has been decided. Pre-proposals are expected before September 22 (previously: September 5). The call website gives information on the updated call calendar.

May 19 2022: 7th joint call published. SAF€RA’s 7th joint call for proposals has been officially published during the 2022 symposium in Rome, concerning Industrial safety implications of platform work, the Green Deal, and advanced materials for energy storage. The call website provides all the necessary information.

Registration for the symposium is open. Registration for SAF€RA's 2022 symposium (May 19 and 20, Rome) is open. Participation is free but registration is mandatory.

April 4th 2022 at 14:00 CEST, presentation of the 7th joint call. SAF€RA will be organizing an online information meeting to present the topics of the upcoming joint call (to be officially published at the symposium on May). The brief presentation will be followed by a Q&A session, then researchers will be able to present pitches of project ideas and possible collaborations with future consortium partners. More info and registration details.

28 March 2022: draft call text published. A draft of the proposer guidelines for SAF€RA's upcoming 2022 joint call is available for download, including a full description of the call topics. The funding organizations participating are also specified (list which may increase in the next few weeks).

Read our email newsletter from January 2022, with information on the next call, symposium, and news from two SAF€RA-funded research projects. (Subscribe to the newsletter here.)

SAF€RA symposium, May 19-20 2022 in Rome. SAF€RA will be organizing a symposium (the first in-person event that we have organized for some time! 🎉) in May. The symposium will kindly be hosted by INAIL in central Rome. Save the date! (Please note that the symposium was initially planned in March 2022, but was postponed due to Covid restructions.)

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Deadline for pre-proposals June 12 2024