Hercule II Training

Hercule II, Sector External Anti-Fraud Training Programme

Call for Proposals: Hercule II – Anti-Fraud-Training – 2013   Closed

Deadline for submission of proposals: 6 March 2014.

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Objectives and Priorities

This Call for Proposals relates to Chapter 8 of the Financing Decision 2013 for the implementation of the Hercule II Program, 'Anti-Fraud Training'.

The aim is to support training activities which contribute in a preventive and/or operational way to combating fraud detrimental to the financial interests of the European Union

The following training priorities have been identified for this Call:

  • Training actions needed for installing, operating and maintaining technical equipment needed to support and strengthen the operational capacity of law enforcement agencies in their activities to protect the financial interests of the EU;
  • Training of law enforcement staff to operate x-rays scanners purchased in order to inspect vehicles, containers and trucks at the EU's internal and external borders to detect illicit consignments of tobacco, cigarettes and other smuggled goods;
  • Training of law enforcement staff for the correct interpretation of the images generated by x-rays scanners used in the detection of illicit goods, in particular smuggled or counterfeited cigarettes and tobacco, or in other operations undertaken by law enforcement agencies;
  • Activities undertaken by trainers of animals (such as sniffer dogs, rats, pigs or bees) used in the detection of illicit goods, in particular smuggled or counterfeited cigarettes and tobacco, or in other operations undertaken by law enforcement agencies.

Eligible Applicants

Only national or regional administrations of a Member State which promote the strengthening of Union action to protect its financial interests, as defined in Article 3 of the Hercule II Programme.

Applicants may submit only one application within this Call.

Budget and project duration

  • The total budget available is estimated at EUR 1 000 000.
  • EU co-financing will be provided to a maximum of 80 % of the total eligible costs.
  • Please note an error occurred in the eligible dates as referred to in OJ C 378, 24.12.2013, p. 34:
    The activities under this call for proposals must relate to a project starting on 15th September 2014 at the earliest and finishing on or before 15th  September 2015 at the latest (instead of 15th June 2014-15th June 2015).

Call for Proposals

Call for proposals msw8 - 199 KB [199 KB] Deutsch (de) français (fr)

Application Documents

Application Form msw8 - 364 KB [364 KB] Deutsch (de) français (fr)
Budget Form excel8book - 189 KB [189 KB] Deutsch (de) français (fr)

Reference Documents

Guidelines Application Form msw8 - 179 KB [179 KB] Deutsch (de) français (fr)
Financial Guidelines msw8 - 289 KB [289 KB] Deutsch (de) français (fr)
Guide Training Organisation msw8 - 175 KB [175 KB] Deutsch (de) français (fr)
Templates Agenda msw8 - 121 KB [121 KB] български (bg) čeština (cs) dansk (da) Deutsch (de) eesti keel (et) ελληνικά (el) español (es) français (fr) hrvatski (hr) italiano (it) latviešu valoda (lv) lietuvių kalba (lt) magyar (hu) Malti (mt) Nederlands (nl) polski (pl) português (pt) română (ro) slovenčina (sk) slovenščina (sl) suomi (fi) svenska (sv)
Grant Agreement Template msw8 - 367 KB [367 KB]

Financial Identification form

Frequently Asked Questions msw8 - 192 KB [192 KB]

Legal entity form

Financial Regulation and Implementing Rules

Beneficiaries of EU FundsAll available translations.

Introduction to EU FundingAll available translations.

Financial Transparency SystemAll available translations.

Questions about the Call for Proposals may be sent, no later than 28 February 2014, to the following e-mail address:
Olaf-anti-fraud-training@ec.europa.eu, indicating clearly the reference of the call for proposals: Hercule II – Anti-fraud Training – 2013.

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