EU Anti-Fraud Programme 2021-2027 EUAF Open!


The general objectives of the Programme are to:

  1. protect the financial interests of the Union;
  2. support mutual assistance between the administrative authorities of the Member States and cooperation between the latter and the Commission to ensure the correct application of the law on customs and agricultural matters.

The specific objectives of the Programme are to:

  1. prevent and combat fraud, corruption and any other illegal activities affecting the financial interests of the Union;
  2. support the reporting of irregularities, including fraud, with regard to the shared management funds and pre-accession assistance funds of the Union budget;
  3. provide tools for information exchange and support for operational activities in the field of mutual administrative assistance in customs and agricultural matters.


Without prejudice to any other action provided by the work programmes, the following actions may be considered eligible for funding:

  1. providing technical knowledge, specialised and technically advanced equipment and effective IT tools enhancing transnational and multidisciplinary cooperation and cooperation with the Commission;
  2. enhancing staff exchanges for specific projects, ensuring the necessary support and facilitating investigations, in particular the setting up of joint investigation teams and cross-border operations;
  3. providing technical and operational support to national investigations, in particular to customs and law enforcement authorities to strengthen the fight against fraud and other illegal activities;
  4. building IT capacity in the Member States and third countries, increasing data exchange and developing and providing IT tools for the investigation and monitoring of intelligence work;
  5. organising specialised training, risk analysis workshops, conferences and studies aimed towards improving cooperation and coordination among services concerned with the protection of the financial interests of the Union;
  6. any other action, provided by the work programmes, which is necessary for achieving the general and specific objectives provided

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the programme is:

  • 181,21 Million EUR (Global Budget)