Call for proposals 2021 - Call for proposals for action grants and action grants of exceptional utility for co-operation between national authorities responsible for the enforcement of consumer protection law SMP-CONS-2021-CPC Closed!

Objectives

Calls for proposals for action grants and action grants of exceptional utility in 2021 and 2022 for co-operation between national authorities responsible for the enforcement of consumer protection law will aim at supporting the activities of national authorities and other relevant bodies notified under the Consumer Protection Cooperation (CPC) Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2017/2394) to tackle breaches of the laws listed in the Annex of this Regulation.

Actions

This call covers the following topics:

  • SMP-CONS-2021-CPC: SMP-CONS-2021-CPC (SMP-PJG - SMP Project Grants)

The action grants defined on the basis of the call for proposals can support a wide range of activities, such as:

  • Implementation of the minimum investigation and enforcement powers, in particular activities linked to the exchange of good practices as regards the power to carry out mystery shopping (under a cover ID), to remove content or to restrict access to an online interface, or to trace financial and data flows.
  • Staff training, including activities for knowledge acquisition and sharing on e-enforcement techniques to prepare for the deployment of innovative e-tools to strengthen national authorities’ capacity to tackle illegal online commercial practices by the Commission (i.e. “EU-level e-Lab”),
  • Creation of online interfaces, e-enforcement and monitoring tools that complement the deployment of innovative e-tools to strengthen national authorities’ capacity to tackle illegal online commercial practices,
  • Legal studies regarding the application of consumer law provisions in a specific context, notably with regard to new business models in the green or digital economy,
  • Sector inquiries of specific business sectors and surveys of retailers on practices that may infringe EU consumer law,
  • Networking tools, including workshops, for example to facilitate the cooperation with other public authorities within Member States and other

European community funding

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

  • 1,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 09 September 2021 - 14 days 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:

  • SMEs
  • Enterprises

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)
  • European Free Trade Association (EFTA)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry

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