Call for Proposals 2020 - HERCULES III - Legal Training and Studies HERCULE-LT-AG-2020 Closed!


This call for proposals concerns mainly  the following  operational objectives of the call:

  1. to improve the prevention and investigation of fraud and other illegal activities beyond current levels by enhancing transnational and multi-disciplinary cooperation;
  2. to increase the protection of the financial interests of the Union against fraud, facilitating the exchange of information, experiences and best practices, including staff exchanges;
  3. to enhance the degree of development of the specific legal and judicial protection of the financial interests of the Union against fraud by promoting comparative law analysis.


The purpose of this call is to invite eligible applicants to submit applications for actions under one of the following three topics:

  1. Comparative law studies and dissemination (topic 1) – developing high-profile research activities, including studies in comparative law (and dissemination of results and a concluding conference, where applicable);
  2. Cooperation and development of networks (topic 2) – improving cooperation between practitioners and academics and developing networks involved in the protection of Union’s financial interests, including support to the Associations for European Criminal Law and for the Protection of EU Financial Interests;
  3. Periodical publications (topic 3) – raising awareness among the judiciary and other branches of the legal profession as regards protecting the Union’s financial interests, including the publication and dissemination of scientific knowledge.

European community funding

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

  • 0,50 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 07 May 2020 - more than one year ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call 2020 - HERCULES III - Legal Training and Studies (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

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

  • Public authorities (all)

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 Economic and Financial Affairs

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