Call for proposals - Technical assistance for the fight against EU fraud Hercules II - Investigation support Closed!


The mission of the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) is to protect the interests of the European Union, to fight fraud, corruption and any other irregular activity, including misconduct within the European institutions. In pursuing this mission in an accountable, transparent and cost-effective manner, OLAF aims to provide a quality service to the citizens of Europe.

The overall objective of the “HERCULE II” Programme is to provide technical support and expertise to the competent law enforcement authorities and to support their anti-fraud activities through training measures, promoting exchanges of specialised staff and the holding of seminars and conferences to reinforce the protection of the EU's financial interests.

This call for proposals is for the purchase of equipment used in the prevention, detection and investigation of the smuggling of illicit consignments of tobacco products.


Technical assistance for national authorities through the provision of specific knowledge, equipment and information technology (IT) tools facilitating transnational cooperation and cooperation with the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) in order to fight against fraud, corruption and other illegal activities as well as the development and implementation of fraud prevention and detection policies.

European community funding

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

  • 3,50 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 12 July 2013 - 7 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for proposals - Technical assistance for the fight against EU fraud (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

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

  • Non profit organisations
  • Regional authorities
  • National authorities

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)
  • Candidate Countries

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs

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