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TOPIC : Supporting Initiatives in the Field of Drugs Policy

Topic identifier: JUST-2018-AG-DRUGS
Publication date: 04 September 2018

Types of action: JUST-DRUGS-AG HOME Action Grant
Opening date:
04 September 2018
Deadline: 16 January 2019 17:00:00

Time Zone : (Brussels time)
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Pillar: Justice programme 2014-2020
Work Programme Year: JUST-2018
Work Programme Part: JUST-2018
Topic Updates
  • 10 January 2019 09:35

    An updated Q&A document has been published under the 'Additional documents' section.

  • 21 December 2018 16:25

     Q&A document has been published under the 'Additional documents' section.

Topic Description

The present Topic aims at funding projects in the area of EU drugs policy. Project applications submitted under the Topic must address at least one of the following priorities:

- to support activities in the area of epidemiology of use of new psychoactive substances, including potent synthetic opioids, as well as activities related to emerging drug problems including the online trade of drugs;

- to support the civil society organisations by reinforcing their (i) advocacy function, (ii) capacity to make a difference at the local level, (iii) best practice sharing methods;

- to support key stakeholders by expanding their knowledge and skills in the context of implementing minimum quality standards in drug demand reduction, particularly in the area of social integration;

- to promote practical application of drug-related research, and, in particular, addiction research with a view of addressing current challenges and new threats.

Any action under this Call for Proposals shall respect and shall be implemented in line with the rights and principles enshrined in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union. Applications should pay appropriate attention to the effects of the project on individual rights and freedoms, as well as to possible remedies. In addition, any action under this Call for Proposals should comply with all relevant ethical principles and all applicable international, EU and national law on ethical issues while carrying out the project.

This call will fund activities on:

• data collection, surveys and research activities;

• training activities;

• mutual learning, network development, identification and exchange of good practices, cooperation;

• events, conferences, expert meetings;

• dissemination and awareness-raising activities.

Type of Action: JUST-DRUG-AG

Topic conditions and documents

1.   Eligible countries (plsease consult the Call document for all related details)

- the Member States of the European Union (including their overseas departments), except for Denmark and the United Kingdom;

- Albania.

Proposals from applicants in candidate or associated countries may be selected provided that, on the date of award, agreements have entered into force setting out the arrangements for the participation of those countries in the programme.

Should a candidate or associated country join the programme during the call process, a notification will be posted on the Participant Portal.

2.   General eligibility provisions:

(a)  Applications must be submitted no later than the deadline for submission as indicated on the Participant Portal

(b)  Applications must be submitted in writing using the Electronic Submission System of the Participant Portal

(c)  Applications must be submitted using the standard Submission Form Part A and Part B. They must include all the mandatory information and be accompanied by all the compulsory Annexes

(d)  Applications must be drafted in one of the EU official languages (Note: for reasons of efficiency, the Commission advises Applicants to use English)

(e)  Projects cannot be scheduled to last more than 24 months. Applications for projects scheduled to run for a longer period will be rejected.

Failure to comply with the above requirements will lead to the rejection of the application.


3.   Eligible applicants and applications:

In order to be eligible for a grant the applicant and co-applicants must:

a)   be legal persons.

b)   be established in a country participating in the Justice Programme.

c)    International organisations may be established outside of the Member States of the European Union participating in the Justice Programme.

d)   be a public body or a non-profit-making private entity or an international organisation. For-profit entities can only participate as co-applicants. Union agencies cannot submit applications nor be co-applicants.

e)   International organisations cannot submit applications; however they may participate as co-applicants.

f)    Applications must be transnational involving at least 2 entities established in two different EU Member States participating in the Justice Programme or one EU Member State and Albania.

g)   Proposals seeking EU co-funding of less than EUR 250 000 will be rejected.

h)   the project must not have started prior to the date of submission of the grant application.

Union agencies can be neither Applicants nor Co-applicants.

Affiliated entities, i.e. legal entities having a legal or capital link with Applicants, shall take part in the action as individual Co-applicants in order to declare eligible costs.

To prove these eligibility requirements, Applicants and Co-applicants will have to provide the relevant information and upload necessary documents showing their legal status in the Beneficiary Register.


4.   Eligible activities:

The following types of activities are eligible under this Call for Proposals:

a)   data collection, surveys and research activities;

b)   training activities;

c)    mutual learning, network development, identification and exchange of good practices, cooperation;

d)   events, conferences, expert meetings;

       e) dissemination and awareness-raising activities.


5. Evaluation criteria and process:

Selection and Award criretia as well as the evaluation process are described in sections 7 and 8 of the Call document.


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


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

Guide for applicants
Standard proposal template

Multi-beneficiary Model Grant Agreement


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

8.   Additional documents:

Work Programme 2018

      Justice Programme legal basis

      EU Financial Regulation

Additional documents

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