Call for Proposals 2020 - Internal Security Fund - Operational cooperation in the fight against environmental crime ISFP-2020-AG-ENV Closed!


The objective of the present call for proposals is to strengthen the fight against organised crime, in particular environmental crime, with the aim to gather intelligence and develop a better understanding of recent trends and flows of environmental crimes. Alongside supporting the stated objectives of the EU Policy Cycle, the call for proposals aims to improve data and develop the existing exchanges of information between existing EU and international bodies involved in the fight against environmental crime. The call for proposals will support law enforcement operational activities in the fight against wildlife trafficking, trafficking in illicit waste, and/or any other types of environmental crimes.

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

  1. Fight against wildlife trafficking, forest crime and other forms of wildlife crime;
  2. Fight against trafficking in illicit waste;
  3. Any other type of environmental crime.


The following types of activities are eligible under this call for proposals:

  1. activities promoting networking, public-private partnerships, 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, in particular those that have been endorsed by the European Parliament and the Council and projects monitoring the implementation of Union law and Union policy objectives in the Member States;
  3. the development and the dissemination of new methods and/or deploying new technologies with a potential for significant 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. studies;
  7. management of the project and evaluation of activities.

European community funding

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

  • 2,30 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 17 December 2020 - one month 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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