Call for proposals 2020 - Justice Programme - Supporting initiatives in the field of drugs policy JUST-2020-AG-DRUGS Closed!


The aim of this call is to contribute to the effective and coherent application of EU law and to support development of new approaches in the area of drugs, to support initiatives in the field of drugs policy as regards judicial cooperation and crime prevention aspects.

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

  • to support activities in the area of epidemiology of use of new psychoactive substances, including potent synthetic opioids, as well as emerging drug problems - notably on challenges related to cocaine and heroine use - and technological developments, including online trade of drugs;
  • to support the civil society organisations by reinforcing their (i) advocacy function, (ii) capacity to make a difference at the local level, (iii) best practice sharing methods;
  • to support key stakeholders by expanding their knowledge and skills in the context of implementing minimum quality standards in drug demand reduction - also on development
  • of tools which would allow to measure possible improvements, particularly in the area of social integration and vulnerable groups;
  • to promote practical application of drug-related research, and, in particular, addiction research with a view of addressing current challenges and new threats


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

  1. analytical activities, such as data collection, development of common methodologies, surveys, research activities, evaluations, workshops, experts meetings;
  2. training activities, such as staff exchanges, workshops, seminars, train-the-trainer events, online trainings;
  3. mutual learning, cooperation, awareness-raising and dissemination activities, such as identification and exchange of good practices, peer reviews, conferences, seminars, information campaigns, publications, ICT systems and tools;
  4. networking activities.

This call covers the following topics:

  • JUST-2020-AG-DRUGS: EU drugs policy

European community funding

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

  • 2,50 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 22 April 2021 - 5 months 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

Legal Service

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