Call for proposals 2010 for indirect actions under the multi-annual Community Programme on protecting children using the Internet and other communication technologies (Safer Internet) SAFER INTERNET Closed!

Objectives

According to the general objectives set out by the Safer Internet Programme aimed at protecting children in the use of Internet and other information technology, the European Commission has launched a call for proposals inviting proposals for actions to be financed by Programme.

The actions outlined in this call for proposals are aligned with the overall objectives of the four lines that make up the Safer Internet Program:

  • Ensuring public awareness
  • Fighting against illegal content and tackling harmful conduct online
  • Promoting a safer online environment
  • Establishing a knowledge base

In adition to our useful documents section, further information about the calls of the SAFER INTERNET PROGRAMME as well as relevant documents can be found at the European Commision website.

Actions

Call for proposals is structured into four action lines:

Action 1 and action 2: Ensuring public awareness and fighting against illegal content and harmful conduct online

Identifier: 1.1. INTEGRATED NETWORK: SAFER INTERNET CENTRES

The Programme promotes the set up of Safer Internet Centres all across Europe to co-ordinate activities and bring together a variety of stakeholders to ensure action and facilitate transfer of knowledge.

The call 2010 will only be open for:

  • Proposals for setting up a Safer Internet Centre in the countries where no Safer Internet Centre was recommended for funding under the 2009 call.
  • Proposals for adding hotlines to Safer Internet Centres which were recommended for funding under the 2009 call.
  • Proposals for adding helpline to Safer Internet Centres which were recommended for funding under the 2009 call.

Action 3: Promoting a safer online environment

Identifier: 2.5. THEMATIC NETWORK: FACILITATING COOPERATION OF LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES IN EUROPE AND INTERNATIONALLY

Proposals will be invited for a thematic network to stimulate organised and extensive cross-border exchange of best practice between law enforcement agencies in the fight against production and online distribution of child sexual abuse material within Europe and internationally. The expected result is a coordinated approach across Europe and globally targeted at limiting the distribution of child sexual abuse material, with the effect of reduction of the amount of material that is produced and distributed through communication technologies.

Identifier: 2.6. ENHANCING LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES’ ANALYSIS OF ILLEGAL MATERIAL WITHIN PEER-TO-PEER (P2P) NETWORKS

Proposals will be invited for a targeted project that could enhance the analysis of child sexual abuse material by law enforcement authorities, aiming at developing or enhancing technological tools for the specific needs of the police, aiming at identifying and facilitating the analysis of evidence material found in P2P networks.

Action 4: Establishing a knowledge base

Identifier: 4.1. KNOWLEDGE ENHANCEMENT PROJECT: INTERNET ADICTION

Proposals are invited for a knowledge enhancement project on Internet addiction of minors. The expected outcome of the project is to understand to what extent Internet addiction is an online risk among minors in Europe, in terms of both intensity and prevalence and how it develops and can be prevented.

Identifier: 4.2. THEMATIC NETWORK: STIMULATING AND COORDINATING INVESTIGATION INTO THE USE OF NEW MEDIA BY CHILDREN

Proposals are invited for a thematic network to bring together social scientists and experts engaged in the field of child safety online at EU level in order to stimulate and coordinate investigation in Member States into the way people, especially children, use new media, with the purpose of identifying areas of particular concern for child safety and of recommending effective ways of raising awareness and other practical action in the field.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 3,00 Million EUR (Orientation budget for 2010)

All the important deadlines

  • 27 May 2010 - 11 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Useful documents

  • Call for proposals 2010 Indirect actions under Safer Internet Programme (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)
  • European Free Trade Association (EFTA)
  • European Economic Area (EEA)
  • Candidate Countries
  • Third countries

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for the Information Society and Media

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