The EU's Hercule II programme provides funding for action to combat fraud affecting the EU's financial interests, including cigarette smuggling and counterfeiting.
2013 Calls for proposals [68 KB]
Hercule II has a budget of € 98,525 million for 2007-2013 to fund general anti-fraud actions (paid through grants or contracts)
Funding can be awarded to:
Hercule II covers all current EU countries and upon certain conditions those that will join soon or are official candidate countries.
The Pericles programme provides funding for staff exchanges, technical assistance and training to combat euro counterfeiting
If you are looking for information on other funding available from the European Commission please visit the Contracts and Grants websiteAll available translations..
Hercule II [55 KB]