The Hercule III annual work programme for 2015 provides for the organisation of the following three Calls for Proposals:
- Technical Assistance
- Legal Training and Studies
- Training & Conferences
Applications for a grant that can be submitted under the three calls for proposals address different types of actions and beneficiaries.
The first Call for Proposals will support actions undertaken by national and regional administrations to strengthen their technical capacity to fight EU fraud (“Technical Assistance”). Applications can be submitted for example by customs services for the purchase of x-ray scanners used at the EU’s external borders. The available amount for technical assistance grants in 2015 is EUR 8.1 million and applications must be submitted by Tuesday, 15 September 2015 at the latest. The awarded grant may cover up to 80% of the eligible costs of the action. The budget for the proposed action shall be at least EUR 100,000. In exceptional and duly justified cases set out in the Call, the grant may even cover up to 90% of the eligible costs.
The second Call for Proposals is targeted at Universities and research institutes (“Legal Training”). They can submit applications for the organisation of conferences, seminars and studies on various topics in relation to the prevention of fraud to the detriment of the EU and to the best ways to combat fraud, corruption and other irregularities perpetrated against the Union’s financial interests. The available amount for legal training grants is EUR 500,000 and applications must be submitted by Tuesday, 22 September 2015 at the latest. The grant may cover up to 80% of the costs of the action, and even up to 90% of the costs in exceptional and duly justified cases. The minimum budget for the proposed action has been set at EUR 40,000.
The third Call for Proposals (“Training”) concerns the organisation of conferences and seminars for law enforcement staff, policy makers and academics to enable the exchange of information on best practice in the area of fraud prevention and the fight against EU fraud. Applications can be submitted by national and regional administrations as well as research institutes and universities. The grants may cover up to 80% of the eligible costs of the action and applications must be submitted before Tuesday, 29 September 2015. The available budget for the “Training” grants is EUR 900,000. The minimum budget for the proposed action has been set at EUR 40,000.
Краен срок: 15 September , 22 September, 29 September 2015