Call for proposals 2018 - 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-2017-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:

  1. Collection and exchange of the information on the European Situational Picture and the Common Pre-frontier Intelligence Picture of EUROSUR, in order to prevent irregular departures of migrants and for early identification of smugglers, as foreseen in the EU Action Plan against migrant smuggling
  2. Support to Member States capacities to detect and track small vessels
  3. Cooperation between neighbouring Member States and of Member States with third countries in the framework of EUROSUR


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

  • Improving Member States' reaction capability, including technical and operational capability to detect and track small vessels with view to preventing irregular migration and cross-border crime as well as saving migrants' lives at the external maritime borders;
  • Enhancing cooperation with third countries, including by further development and upgrade of regional networks, with the aim of improving the process of information exchange at bi- or multilateral level (e.g. Seahorses, Black Sea Cooperation Forum, Baltic Sea Region Border Control Cooperation);
  • Cooperation activities between two or more Member States supporting exchange of the situational picture of neighbouring external border sections between the national coordination centres of neighbouring Member States.

European community funding

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

  • 4,50 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 20 March 2018 - 3 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Convocatoria de propuestas (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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