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Hercule III Programme 2014- 2020: Calls for Proposals 2016

Hercule III Programme 2014- 2020: Calls for Proposals 2016

The Hercule III annual work programme for 2016 provides for the organisation of the following three Calls for Proposals:

1. Technical Assistance
2. Legal Training and Studies
3. Training & Conferences

1. Technical Assistance

The deadline for submission of applications is Thursday, 9 June 2016.

The Call for Proposals Technical Assistance invites national and regional administrations to submit applications for actions to strengthen their operational and administrative capacity to fight fraud, corruption and other irregularities perpetrated against the Union's financial interests. The budget available for this Call is:
EUR 8 800 000. The budget of the action for which financial support under the Hercule III Programme is requested shall be at least: EUR 100 000.

The deadline for submission of applications is: Thursday, 9 June 2016. The information on this Call can be retrieved from the documents listed below:

  1. Text of the Call for Proposals “Technical Assistance”;
  2. Application form Technical Assistance (to be filled in by the applicant);
  3. Guidelines for the Application form;
  4. Budget template (to be filled in by the applicant);
  5. Template for the final technical and implementation reports (Annex IV of the grant agreement);
  6. Template for the "Operations" form (Annex V of the grant agreement);
  7. Template for the financial report (Annex V of the grant agreement);
  8. Questions & Answers (last update: 31 May 2016).

 

2. Legal Training and Studies

The deadline for submission of applications is Thursday, 16 June 2016.

The Call for Proposals Legal Training and Studies invites national and regional administrations, research institutes, universities and Not for Profit Organisations (NPO) to submit applications for actions to develop high profile research activities (including comparative law studies), the organisation of Conferences (including the annual meeting of the presidents of the Associations for European criminal law) as well as actions to raise awareness of the judiciary and other branches of the legal profession for the protection of the Union's financial interests.
The budget available for this Call is: EUR 500 000. The budget of the action for which financial support under the Hercule III Programme is requested shall be at least: EUR 40 000.

The deadline for submission of applications is: Thursday, 16 June 2016. The information on this Call can be retrieved from the documents listed below:

  1. Text of the Call for Proposals “Legal Training”;
  2. Application form  "Legal Training" (to be filled in by the applicant);
  3. Budget template "Legal Training" (to be filled in by the applicant);
  4. Tool for the calculation of daily salaries (to be filled in by the applicant);
  5. Guidelines for the Application Form "Legal Training";
  6. Guidelines for the Budget Form "Legal Training";
  7. Template for the financial report (Annex V of the grant agreement).
  8. Questions & Answers (last update: 6 June 2016).

 

3. Training and Conferences

The deadline for submission of applications is Thursday, 23 June 2016.

The Call for Proposals Training and Conferences invites national and regional administrations, research institutes, universities, NPO's and NGO's to submit applications for actions, such as the organisation of targeted specialised and risk analysis training workshops, conferences aimed at protecting the financial interests of the Union and at same time to attain an equivalent level of protection across the Union. The training actions are also intended to create networks between Member States, accession countries, candidate countries, non-EU Member States and international public organisations in order to facilitate exchange of information, experience and best practices.
The budget available for this Call is: EUR 900 000. The budget of the action for which financial support under the Hercule III Programme is requested shall be at least: EUR 50 000.

The deadline for submission of applications is: Thursday, 23 June 2016. The information on this Call can be retrieved from the documents listed below:

  1. Text of the Call for Proposals “Training”;
  2. Application form "Training" (to be filled in by the applicant);
  3. Budget template "Training" (to be filled in by the applicant);
  4. Tool for the calculation of daily salaries (to be filled in by the applicant);
  5. Guidelines for the Application Form " Training";
  6. Guidelines for the Budget Form " Training";
  7. Guidelines for Training events;
  8. Template for the agenda of events;
  9. Questions & Answers (last update: 16 June 2016).

The following documents are common to all three Calls for Proposals:

  1. Financial Identification Form (for new applicants);
  2. Legal Entity Form (for new applicants);
  3. Grant agreement model;
  4. General conditions applicable to grants;
  5. Financial Regulation 966/2012 as amended by Regulation (EU, Euratom) 2015/1929 of 28 October 2015 (consolidated) and the Rules of Application, Commission Delegated Regulation 1268/2012 (RAP), as amended by Regulation (EU, Euratom) 2015/2462 of 30 October 2015 (consolidated);
  6. Overview of beneficiaries of EU funding;
  7. The Commission's Beginner's Guide to EU funding;
  8. Annual work programmes (AWP) for the implementation of the Hercule III programme 2014-2016: AWP 2014, AWP 2015, AWP 2016
  9. Regulation 250/2014 of 26 March 2014 establishing the Hercule III programme
     

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