Call for proposals 2018 (2) - 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-2018-AG-ESUR Closed!


The present Call for Proposals aims at funding projects on the topic of supporting the improvement of border surveillance by enhancing cooperation between Member States in the framework of EUROSUR, including, whenever appropriate, cooperation with third countries (especially neighbouring countries).

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

  • Collection of the information on the National Situational Picture and automated exchange of information 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
  • Cooperation between neighbouring Member States and of Member States with third countries (mostly neighbouring) in the framework of EUROSUR


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

  • Deployment of surveillance and information exchange systems allowing automatic exchange of information and handling multiple levels of confidentiality within and between the National Situational Pictures of Member States and with the European Situational Picture.
  • 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. Seahorse, Black Sea Cooperation Forum, Baltic Sea Region Border Control Cooperation) and exploring the possibilities of exchanging such information within EUROSUR.
  • 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 and sharing of relevant information with the European Situational Picture.

European community funding

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

  • 20,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 07 March 2019 - 2 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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