Call for proposals
Internal Security Fund Police “DRUGS" - ISFP-2017-AG-DRUGS
Objective and description
A new call for proposals has been launched under the Internal Security Fund Police under the topic “DRUGS" - ISFP-2017-AG-DRUGS.
The present Call for Proposals aims at funding projects in the area of fight against drug trafficking.
Project applications submitted under the present Call for Proposals must address at least one of the following priorities:
- Joint training programmes for law enforcement to enhance the EU's capacity to target drug trafficking;
aimed at facilitating the exchange of operational information and
information on technical assistance for capacity building in order to
prevent drug-related crime;
- activities aimed at dismantling storage and production facilities for illicit drugs.
The following types of activities are eligible under this Call for Proposals:
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;
promoting networking, public-private partnerships, mutual confidence,
understanding and learning, identification and dissemination of best
practices and innovative approaches at Union level, training and
- projects supporting the development of methodological, notably statistical, tools and methods and common indicators;
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, including for the purpose of European cooperation on
cyber security and cybercrime, notably the European Cybercrime Centre;
enhancing awareness of Union policies and objectives among stakeholders
and the general public, including corporate communication on the
political priorities of the Union;
innovative projects developing new methods and/or deploying new
technologies with a potential for transferability to other Member
States, especially projects aiming at testing and validating the outcome
of Union funded security research projects;
- studies and pilot projects.
For actions in relation to and in third countries the following types of activities are eligible under this Call for Proposals:
improving police cooperation and coordination between law enforcement
authorities and, where applicable, international organisations,
including joint investigation teams and any other form of cross-border
joint operation, access to and exchange of information and interoperable
mutual confidence, understanding and learning, identification, exchange
and dissemination of know-how, experience and best practice,
information sharing, shared situation awareness and foresight,
contingency planning and interoperability;
· acquisition, maintenance, and/or further upgrading of technical equipment, including ICT systems and their components;
· exchange, training and education of staff and experts of relevant authorities, including language training;
· awareness raising, dissemination and communication activities;
· threat, risk and impact assessments;
· studies and pilot projects.
In order to be eligible for a grant, the Applicant and the Co-applicants must be:
a) legal persons; applications from natural persons are not eligible;
b) a public body, a non-profit-making private entity or an international organisation. An international organisation can only be a Co-applicant;
c) established in a Member State of the European Union participating in the ISF Police instrument (All EU Member States, with the exception of the United Kingdom and Denmark). In duly justified cases where their participation is necessary to achieve the objectives of the project, the Co-applicants may also be established in a third country. However, the applications may not envisage provision of financial support to third parties.
In order to be eligible for a grant, applications must be transnational, i.e. involving at least two entities established in two different EU Member States participating in the ISF Police instrument.
Applicant may submit more than one application under this call for
proposals. The Applicant may be awarded more than one grant under this
call for proposals. An organisation may participate as Applicant or
Co-applicant in several applications.
Budget and duration
The total budget earmarked for the co-financing of projects is estimated at EUR 2,000,000.
In order to be eligible for a grant, applications must be seeking EU co-funding equal to or more than EUR 250 000.
The EU grant is limited to a co-funding rate of 90% of the total eligible costs of the action.
Projects cannot be scheduled to last more than 24 months. Applications for projects scheduled to run for a longer period will be rejected.
Deadline for proposals’ submission
The deadline for submitting proposals is 13 March 2018, 17:00 (Brussels Local Time).
Applications must be submitted using the Electronic Submission System of the Participant Portal.
Please find attached the call documents.
Questions about the call shall be sent to the following email address: HOMEDRUGS@ec.europa.eu. In order to ensure an efficient handling of any enquiry please indicate clearly the reference of this Call for Proposals.
More information: https://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/opportunities/isfp/topics/isfp-2017-ag-drugs.html
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