Call for proposals 2020 - Pilot Project - Outline and trial an infrastructure dedicated to the implementation of child rights and protection mechanisms in the online domain based on the GDPR and other relevant EU legislation PPPA-AGEVER-2020 Closed!


The objective of the proposed pilot project is to demonstrate an interoperable technical infrastructure dedicated to the implementation of child protection mechanisms (such as age verification) and parental consent mechanisms based on relevant EU legislation such as the Audio Visual Media Services Directive (AVMSD) and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Technical measures will be based on the use of electronic identification (eID) means (in particular, electronic identification schemes notified by Member States under the Regulation on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the internal market (eIDAS Regulation))


The pilot project shall:

  1. Undertake a large-scale mapping of existing methods of age-verification and obtaining parental consent in the context of online child protection. This mapping should cover methods used in EU Member States, but should also cover widely-used non-EU solutions, both open-source and propriety. The mapping should result in a comprehensive overview of existing age verification and parental consent methods, and the different age limits they aim to target. The mapping should also identify relevant good practices, including those ensuring compliance with the AVMSD and the GDPR.
  2. Based on an assessment of the mapping presented to the Commission, design, implement and test an interoperable infrastructure for child online protection including in particular age-verification and obtaining parental consent of users of video-sharing platforms or other similar online services, using different approaches, including for example eID. The infrastructure shall take into consideration the relevant articles of the AVMSD and be designed in a manner compliant with the GDPR and cover a minimum of 3 EU Member States/EEA countries.

European community funding

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

  • 1,48 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 15 July 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 for Proposals (Legal base)

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


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