Call for proposals 2017 - restricted to Member States to support the improvement of border surveillance by enhancing cooperation between Member States in the framework of EUROSUR, including cooperation with third countries ISFB-2016-AG-ESUR Closed!


This  call  supports  the  implementation  and  further  development  of  the  European  Border Surveillance System (EUROSUR), which became operational in December 2013. EUROSUR is a multi-purpose system used for preventing illegal immigration and cross-border crime at the external borders, thereby contributing to the further development of the Schengen acquis. It aims to contribute to protect and save the lives of migrants attempting to cross the external borders.

Project applications submitted under the present Call for Proposals must address at least one of the following priorities:

  • Exchange of the situational pictures of neighbouring external border sections
  • Support to Member States capacities to detect and track small vessels
  • Cooperation with neighbouring third countries




The following types of activities are eligible under this Call for Proposals:

  • to  improve  the  knowledge  and  understanding  of  the  situation  prevailing  in  the Member  States  and  third  countries  through  the  analysis,  evaluation  and  close monitoring of policies;
  • to  support  the  development  of  statistical tools,  including  common  statistical  tools, methods and common indicators;
  • to  support  and  monitor  the  implementation  of  Union  law  and  Union  policy objectives  in  the  Member  States,  and  assess  their  effectiveness  and  impact, including with regard to respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms, as far as the scope of the Instrument is concerned;
  • to  promote  networking,  mutual  learning,  identification  and  dissemination  of  best practices  and  innovative  approaches  amongst  different stakeholders  at  European level;
  • to  promote  projects   aiming  at  harmonisation  and  interoperability  of  border management
  • related measures in accordance with common Union standards with a view to developing an integrated European border management system;
  • to enhance awareness of Union policies and objectives among stakeholders and the general  public,  including  corporate  communication  on  the  political  priorities  of  the Union;
  • to boost the capacity of European networks to assess, promote, support and further develop Union policies and objectives;
  • to   support   particularly   innovative   projects   developing   new   methods   and/or technologies with a  potential for transferability to other Member States, especially projects which aim to test and validate research projects;
  • to support actions in relation to and in third countries

European community funding

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

  • 5,85 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 17 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:

  • Local authorities
  • National authorities
  • Regional authorities
  • SMEs
  • Non-governmental organization

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 Justice, Freedom and Security

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