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TOPIC : Firearms

Topic identifier: ISFP-2017-AG-FIRE
Publication date: 18 October 2017

Types of action: ISFP-AG ISF-Police Action Grant
Opening date:
18 October 2017
Deadline: 30 January 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 the fight against firearms trafficking. The main priority of the call is to enhance operational cooperation between EU Member States or EU Member States and third countries located along firearms trafficking routes to and from the EU, such as East and South East Europe and Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries, notably by supporting joint initiatives on knowledge, detection, investigation and prosecution of firearms trafficking.

Project applications submitted under the present Call for Proposals must be aiming to achieve at least one of the following outcomes:

  • to facilitate joint initiatives and operational actions between EU Member States and third countries from East and South East Europe and/or the MENA countries;

  • to improve expertise in the area of firearms trafficking, in particular by enhancing knowledge, detection, investigation and prosecution at EU level and with key third countries;

  • to promote best practices inter alia concerning the defragmentation of the relevant information and intelligence along the firearms trafficking routes to and from the EU;

  • to safeguard the EU licit market in the field of firearms trafficking;

  • to reduce diversion of firearms into criminal hands in the EU.

Any action under this Call for Proposal shall respect and be in line with the EU Action Plan on firearms and explosives adopted on the 2nd of December 2015, COM (2015) 624 final and with the European Agenda on Security (EAS) adopted by the European Commission in April 2015.

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 the following third countries can participate as partners/co-applicants: Ukraine, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia Herzegovina, Albania, Kosovo, FYROM, Tunisia, Lebanon, Jordan, Algeria, Morocco and Egypt.

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.

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