Call for proposals
Internal Security Fund Police “Call for Projects on Corruption" - ISFP-2017-AG-CORRUPT
Objective and description
new call for proposals has been launched under the Internal Security
Fund Police under the topic “CALL FOR PROJECTS ON CORRUPTION " -
The objective is
the development of tools in the fight against corruption. In
particular, fight corruption in budgeting and public procurement at
local levels; risk assessment and prevention of corruption in sectors
with high corruption risks; prevention of the use of financial and
professional services for corruption and for laundering proceeds of
corruption; support for civil society and citizens to expose corrupt
practices; activities supporting and providing legal aid and technical
assistance for whistle-blowers; research on methodology aiming at
exposing corruption in law making and law enforcement.
Project applications submitted under the present Call for Proposals must address at least one of the following priorities:
corruption in high risk sectors, including by promoting tools for risk
assessment and risk management and tools for civil oversight and
investigative journalism and for assisting whistle-blowers with
technical and legal aid;
· Assessing the impact of implemented anti-corruption measures;
· Enhancing the effectiveness of corruption prosecution, particularly as regards complex cross-border cases;
· Implementing best practices across the EU.
Projects must be aiming to achieve one or more of the following specific objectives:
develop data and risk management tools that enable civil oversight in
areas with high corruption risks and significant economic and social
impact (public procurement, healthcare corruption, interaction between
business and politics);
develop tools promoting an integrated approach to measuring progress in
preventing, detecting, prosecuting and sanctioning corruption and to
assessing impact of corruption and of anti-corruption measures;
develop practical tools that enable the prevention and prosecution of
the use of financial and professional services for corruption and for
laundering proceeds of complex corruption crimes with a cross-border
enhance communication, coordination and cooperation between enforcement
authorities in Member States with other relevant authorities at
national (inter alia audit institutions, tax and competition
authorities, FIUs, financial institutions) and international level (e.g.
· to promote the implementation of best practices and data exchange at EU level.
The following types of activities are eligible under this Call for Proposals:
promoting networking, public-private partnerships, implementation 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, as well as ICT systems and their components at the
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;
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,
· investigation teams and any other form of cross-border joint operation, access to and
· exchange of information and interoperable technologies;
exchange and dissemination of know-how, experience and best practice,
information sharing, 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;
· risk and impact assessments;
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.
can be established In all EU Member States, with the exception of the
United Kingdom and Denmark. In duly justified cases, entities
established in third countries can participate as co-applicants.
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.
Budget and duration
The total budget earmarked for the co-financing of projects is estimated at EUR 2,200,000.
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 20 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: HOMEISF@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-corrupt.html
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