Call for Proposals 2018 restricted to member states - Internal Security Fund - Projects aimed at furthering the commission recommendation on proportionate police checks and police cooperation in the schengen area ISFP-2018-AG-SCHEN Closed!


The present Call for Proposals aims at funding projects in the area of law enforcement aimed at strengthening cross-border police cooperation addressing threats to the EU's internal security.

This call for proposals addresses transnational projects aiming at exchanging best practices, setting common procedures, joint procurement and deployment of necessary equipment, including funding operational meetings, innovative projects and test runs, investment in new technologies.

To meet this priority, projects must aim to ensure effective and adequate safeguards for protection of personal data.

Project applications submitted under the present Call for Proposals must address the following priority: Increase and improve the use of cross-border police cooperation instruments such as joint patrols, joint operations, hot pursuits, surveillances, joint threat assessments, joint trainings, including using existing or new technologies such as mobile telecommunication solutions provided to end-users.


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

  1. activities promoting networking, mutual confidence, understanding and learning, identification and dissemination of good practices and innovative approaches at Union level, training and exchange programmes as well as organisation of seminars and workshops;
  2. analytical, monitoring and evaluation activities, including threat, risk and impact assessments, which are evidence based and consistent with priorities and initiatives identified at Union level;
  3. particularly innovative projects developing new methods and/or deploying new technologies with a potential for transferability to other Member States;
  4. the development and/or the implementation of tools/toolkits such as (e-)learning materials;
  5. the acquisition, maintenance and/or further upgrading of technical equipment, expertise, secure facilities, infrastructures, related buildings and systems, especially ICT systems and their components at the Union level;
  6. management of the project and evaluation of activities

This call covers the following topics:

  • ISFP-2018-AG-SCHEN: Schengen

European community funding

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

  • 1,80 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 02 May 2019 - more than one year 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
  • Regional authorities
  • National authorities

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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