Call for proposals 2019 - Action grants for limiting dual quality and strengthening consumer organisations in the EU REC-CONS-RPPI-AG-2019 Open!

Objectives

The specific objectives of the call for proposals are:

  • To enable consumer organisations: (i) to test and compare basic food and non-food consumption products in relation to the issue of dual quality following sound methodological practices; (ii) to disseminate the test results, both in the national and cross-border context;
  • To achieve an effective implementation of the ‘Framework for selecting and testing of food products to assess quality related characteristics: EU harmonised testing methodology’, presented by the Commission’s Joint Research Centre on 25 April 2018, at national level;
  • To develop and implement sound methods for testing and comparing non-food products;
  • To identify potentially misleading branding strategies or potentially misleading information provided on the packaging, and to create tools for reporting them in all relevant instances, in order to maximise consumer protection;
  • To exchange best practices and to facilitate cross-border cooperation between consumer organisations and/or competent authorities and relevant private players and to improve consumer organisations’ advocacy policies in the above priority areas.

Actions

Within one or more of the above described objectives, the following activities can be funded:

  • Training of consumer organisations to develop or enhance testing expertise;
  • Exchange of good practices and knowledge-sharing events and/or seminars;
  • Set up or improvement of networks of consumer organisations involved in testing and/or other measures;
  • Development and rolling out of testing and comparison pilot projects in line with sound methodological principles, such as in particular the common methodology developed by the Joint Research Centre for testing of food products;
  • Awareness raising and/or advocacy activities among consumer organisations, public authorities, stakeholders and/or the public at large;
  • Development of IT tools to report on dual quality products or misleading branding information;
  • Activities to support the implementation of the ‘Framework for selecting and testing of food products to assess quality related characteristics: EU harmonised testing methodology’, presented by the Commission’s Joint Research Centre on 25 April 2018, at national level.

European community funding

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

  • 1,26 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 06 November 2019 - in 3 months (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Guide for Applicants (Guidelines for applicants)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

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 Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities

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