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TOPIC : Call for proposals for EU Member States to support the improvement of border surveillance

Topic identifier: ISFB-2017-AG-ESUR
Publication date: 30 January 2018

Types of action: ISFB-AG ISFB Action Grant
Opening date:
30 January 2018
Deadline: 20 March 2018 17:00:00

Time Zone : (Brussels time)
  Internal Security Fund Borders and Visa
Topic Description

The present Call for Proposals aims at funding projects on the topic of supporting the improvement of border surveillance by enhancing cooperation between Member States in the framework of EUROSUR, including, whenever appropriate, cooperation with third countries (especially neighbouring countries).

Project applications submitted under the present Call for Proposals must address at least one of the following priorities:

  • Collection and exchange of information on the European Situational Picture and the Common Pre-frontier Intelligence Picture of EUROSUR, in order to prevent irregular departures of migrants and for early identification of smugglers, as foreseen in the EU Action Plan against migrant smuggling.
  • Support to Member States capacities to detect and track small vessels.
  • Cooperation between neighbouring Member States and of Member States with third (mostly neighbouring) countries in the framework of EUROSUR.
Topic conditions and documents

1.   Eligible countries:
      All EU Member States and the Schengen Associated Countries with the exception of United Kingdom and Ireland.



2. Admissibility requirements and eligibility criteria: See sections 5 and 6 of the Call document.

3. Indicative timetable for evaluation and grant agreement: described in section 3 of the Call document.


4.   Proposal templates and model grant agreements (MGA):

 Standard proposal template
 Call document
 Guide for applicants
ulti-beneficiary Model Grant Agreement

Members of consortium are required to conclude a consortium agreement prior to the signature of the grant agreement.

5.   Additional documents:

ISFB Work Programme

      ISFB establishment act

      EU Financial Regulation

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Type of Action ISFB Action Grant [ISFB-AG]
Topic Call for proposals for EU Member States to support the improvement of border surveillance - ISFB-2017-AG-ESUR
Guidance on proposal submission: H2020 online manual
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