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TOPIC : Corruption

Topic identifier: ISFP-2017-AG-CORRUPT
Publication date: 06 December 2017

Types of action: ISFP-AG ISF-Police Action Grant
Opening date:
06 December 2017
Deadline: 20 March 2018 17:00:00

Time Zone : (Brussels time)
  Internal Security Fund Police
Topic Description

The present Call for Proposals aims at funding projects in the area of corruption. The overall objective of the Call for Proposals is to develop tools for the fight against corruption. In particular, the following areas are targeted: corruption in budgeting and public procurement at local levels; risk assessment and prevention of corruption in sectors with high corruption risks; prevention of the use of financial and professional services for corruption and for laundering proceeds of corruption; support for civil society and citizens to expose corrupt practices; activities supporting and providing legal aid and technical assistance for whistle-blowers; research on methodology aiming at exposing corruption in law making and law enforcement.

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

  1. Preventing corruption in high risk sectors, including by promoting tools for risk assessment and risk management and tools for civil oversight and investigative journalism and for assisting whistle-blowers with technical and legal aid;

  2. Assessing the impact of implemented anti-corruption measures;

  3. Enhancing the effectiveness of corruption prosecution, particularly as regards complex cross-border cases;

  4. Implementing best practices across the EU.

Proposals focusing exclusively on purchasing equipment, updating existing tools, training or studies will not be considered for funding under this Call for Proposals.

Projects must be aiming to achieve one or more of the following specific objectives:

  • to develop data and risk management tools that enable civil oversight in areas with high corruption risks and significant economic and social impact (public procurement, healthcare corruption, interaction between business and politics);

  • to develop tools promoting an integrated approach to measuring progress in preventing, detecting, prosecuting and sanctioning corruption and to assessing impact of corruption and of anti-corruption measures;

  • to develop practical tools that enable the prevention and prosecution of the use of financial and professional services for corruption and for laundering proceeds of complex corruption crimes with a cross-border dimension;

  • to enhance communication, coordination and cooperation between enforcement authorities in Member States with other relevant authorities at national (inter alia audit institutions, tax and competition authorities, FIUs, financial institutions) and international level (e.g. Europol);

  • to promote the implementation of best practices and data exchange at EU level.

Topic conditions and documents

1. List of eligible countries:

  • All EU Member States, with the exception of the United Kingdom and Denmark. In duly justified cases, entities established in third countries can participate as co-applicants.

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

3. Indicative timetable for evaluation and contract signature: See section 3 of the Call document.

4. Provisions, proposal templates and evaluation forms for the type(s) of action(s) under this topic:

5. Additional documents:

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

Additional documents

  • Questions and Answers_CORRUPT call en

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