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TOPIC : CONS-JA-Joint Action

Topic identifier: CONS-CPC-JA-2017
Publication date: 25 April 2017

Types of action: CONS-JA Joint Action
Opening date:
12 June 2017
Deadline: 19 December 2017 17:00:00

Time Zone : (Brussels time)
  Consumer Programme CP website
Pillar: Enforcement and supporting consumers with advice
Work Programme Year: CP-2017
Work Programme Part: Consumer Programme Work Plan 2017
Topic Description

The joint actions may cover one or more of the following aspects of administrative cross-border co-operation activities related to strengthen cross-border enforcement capacities in the Member States (EFTA/EEA countries):

  • Preparing action for the modernisation of the functioning of the CPC regulation and notably improvements of the efficiency of the network when it comes to alert gathering and sharing of enforcement plans and prioritisation, work with representatives of various stakeholders groups such as other concerned authorities, trade and consumer associations;
  • Tackling effectively infringements in e-commerce, more investment in e-enforcement capacities in the Member States is needed (such as for internet investigation laboratories).

In particular, it should cover one or several of the following activities:

  • Collection and analysis of information;
  • Cooperation or training workshops for different authorities and stakeholders ;
  • Studies;
  • Legal analysis and assistance;
  • Consultancy support and investment in hard and software for internet investigations; and operational expenditure to support coordinated surveillance;
  • Enforcement actions (including test-purchases).
Topic conditions and documents
Please read carefully all provisions below before the preparation of your application. 
  1. List of countries and applicable rules for funding: Described in section 6 of the Call document.
  2. Eligibility and admissibility conditions: Described in sections 5 and 6 of the Call document.
  3. Evaluation

    3.1 Evaluation criteria and procedure, scoring and threshold: Described in sections 8 and 9 of the Call document.

    3.2 For submission and evaluation process, see Guide for applicants – joint actions

  4. Proposal page limits and layout: Please refer to Part B of the standard proposal template.
  5. Indicative timetable for evaluation and grant agreement: Described in section 3 of the Call document.
  6. Provisions, proposal templates and evaluation forms:

    Joint Action (CONS-JA):

    Proposal templates
    Multi-beneficiary Model Grant Agreement
    Mono-beneficiary Model Grant Agreement
  7. Additional provisions:
    Please perform a financial viability self-check, using the PP tool of the financial viability self-check.
  8. Additional documents:
    Invitation letter
    Consumer Programme Decision
    Annual work programme
    EU Financial regulation


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