Call for Proposals 2017 - HERCULES III - Training and Conferences for the fight against EU fraud HERCULE-TC-AG-2017 Closed!

Objectives

The operational objectives of the Programme are listed below:

  1. to improve the prevention and investigation of fraud and other illegal activities beyond current levels by enhancing transnational and multi-disciplinary cooperation;
  2. to increase the protection of the financial interests of the Union against fraud, facilitating the exchange of information, experiences and best practices, including staff exchanges;
  3. to strengthen the fight against fraud and other illegal activities providing technical and operational support to national investigation, and in particular customs and law enforcement, authorities;
  4. to limit the currently known exposure of the financial interests of the Union to fraud, corruption and other illegal activities with a view to reducing the development of an illegal economy in key risk areas such as organised fraud, including cigarette smuggling and counterfeiting;
  5. to enhance the degree of development of the specific legal and judicial protection of the financial interests of the Union against fraud by promoting comparative law analysis.

Actions

Under this call, national and regional administrations as well as research and educational institutes and other non-profit making entities are invited to submit applications for one of the following three topics:

  1. HERCULE-TC-2017-01: Targeted, specialised training: Developing targeted specialised trainings to create networks and structural platforms between Member States, candidate countries, other third third countries and international public organisations in order to facilitate the exchange of information, experience and best practices among staff employed by the beneficiaries. The information and best practices shall relate to, amongst others, the risks and vulnerabilities the Union's financial interests are exposed to as well as investigation practices and/or prevention activities;
  2. HERCULE-TC-2017-02: Conferences: Organising conferences (i.e. conference, seminar, colloquia, round-tables and workshop) to create networks and structural platforms between Member States, candidate countries, other third third countries and international public organisations in order to facilitate the exchange of information, experience and best practices among staff employed by the beneficiaries. The information and best practices shall relate to, amongst others, the risks and vulnerabilities the Union's financial interests are exposed to as well as investigation practices and/or prevention activities;
  3. HERCULE-TC-2017-03: Exchanges of staff: Organising staff exchanges between national and regional administrations (in particular, in neighbouring Member States) to contribute to the further development, improvement and update of staff's skills and competences in the protection of the Union’s financial interests

European community funding

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

  • 1,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 09 August 2017 - 4 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

Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs

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