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Prevention of and Fight against Crime (ISEC)

Organised crime is a threat to European citizens, businesses and state institutions – as well as the economy as a whole. Criminals operate across borders, and consistent European-level action is the most effective way to stop them. The Programme Prevention of and Fight against Crime (ISEC) supports such activities.


ISEC has a budget of EUR 600 million for the period 2007–13 and contributes to citizens’ security through projects that prevent and combat crime. Terrorism, human trafficking, child abuse, cybercrime, illicit drug and arms trafficking, corruption and fraud are a particular focus. The programme has four key strands:

  • crime prevention
  • law enforcement
  • witness protection and support
  • victim protection.

The EU supports actions intended to increase operational cooperation (e.g. strengthening networking, mutual confidence and understanding, exchanging and disseminating information, experiences and best practices). Other funded activities include monitoring and evaluation, development and transfer of technology and methodology, training and exchanges and awareness-raising and dissemination.

In 2011 the Commission carried out a mid-term evaluation of the framework programme "Security and Safeguarding Liberties" and issued Commission Communication COM(2011)318 pdf - 78 KB [78 KB] .

How to apply

Proposals must be submitted through the PRIAMOS online system following the publication of an ISEC Call for Proposals.

Annual Work Programmes

Ongoing Calls for Proposals

Currently there are no ongoing calls for this fund/programme.

Expired Calls for Proposals

Awarded projects

Additional tools


Trafficking in human beings

The recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or reception of persons, including the exchange or transfer ...


Specific Programme "Prevention of and Fight against Crime" (ISEC)

This programme contributes to citizens' security by preventing and combating crime, in particular terrorism...


Sexual exploitation

Any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, power differential or trust for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another.


Organised crime

Activities of large-scale criminal and terrorist networks, including terrorism, international drugs trafficking, trafficking ...


Money laundering

The attempt to conceal or disguise the ownership or source of the proceeds of criminal activity and to integrate ...



Offences against the confidentiality, integrity and availability of computer data and systems (illegal access and ...



Unauthorized representation of a registered trademark carried on goods identical or similar to goods for which the ...



The abuse of power for private gain (in both the public and the private sector).