Call for Proposals 2017 for the Pericles 2020 programme addressed to the Member States Competent National Authorities 2017 ECFIN 004/C5 Closed!


The priorities to implement the actions of the Programme for 2017 are the following

  1. supporting activities aimed at improving cooperation among those Member States which are particularly affected by the production or distribution of counterfeits
  2. fostering cooperation with authorities of those third countries where there is suspicion of or evidence for counterfeit euro production.
  3. maintaining an efficient framework for the protection of the euro in South Eastern Europe;
  4. new developments: technical developments within the coin processing machines, the distribution of counterfeits and high quality components on the internet and the increasing interest in euro counterfeiting of criminals located in Third Countries.


The programme will be implemented by the following actions:

  • Exchange and dissemination of information, in organising workshops, meetings and seminars, targeted placements and exchanges of staff of authorities and other similar actions.
  • Technical, scientific and operational assistance, as appears necessary as part of the Programme,
  • Grants to finance the purchase of equipment to be used by specialised anti-counterfeiting authorities of third countries for protecting the euro against counterfeiting, whereby the purchase of equipment shall not be the sole component of the grant agreement.

European community funding

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

  • 0,70 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 01 April 2017 - 4 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)
  • 15 September 2017 - 3 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for Proposals (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

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

  • Public authorities (all)

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)

Directorate-Generale responsible

European Anti-Fraud Office

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