TOPIC : Restricted call for propsals: Ensure the highest level of protection of privacy and personal data
|Publication date:||30 March 2017|
|Types of action:||REC-AG REC Action Grant|
|DeadlineModel: Planned opening date:||single-stage 24 October 2017||Deadline:||25 January 2018 17:00:00|
|Time Zone : (Brussels time)|
01 September 2017 12:42
Due to changes in priorities of the 2017 Rights, Equality and Citizenship work programme, this topic's content and opening date are expected to be modified. The opening of the topic would be delayed by mid-October. Also budget and eligibility criteria would change. More information will be provided as soon as the changes are confirmed.
1. Priorities and activities to be funded
In line with the Political guidelines of the Juncker Commission, the Data Protection Reform is one of the constituent elements of a 'Connected Digital Single Market' and an 'Area of Justice and Fundamental Rights based on mutual trust' and its application in 2018 needs effective and uniform preparation.
1.2. Description of the activities
Supporting national Data Protection Authorities on reaching out to business and citizens through:
supporting Data Protection Authorities in raising awareness among businesses, in particular by small and medium size enterprises, and in replying to their queries; this objective can be achieved for instance through the establishment of "hotlines";
supporting Data Protection Authorities in their awareness-raising activities aimed at the general public.
1.3. Expected results
Increased knowledge and understanding among business, in particular SMEs, about data protection rules;
Increased awareness of data protection among the general public through awareness-raising activities tailored to the particular national situation.
Topic conditions and documents
Please read carefully all provisions below before the preparation of your application.
- List of eligible countries
The Member States (MS) of the European Union (EU), including their overseas departments, and Iceland
- Eligibility and admissibility conditions
2.1 Admissibility requirements are described under point 1 of part C of the Guide for applicants
2.2 Eligibility of the applicant and of the partners
Applicants must be national Data Protection Authorities within the meaning of Article 28 of Directive 95/46/EC and Article 51 of Regulation 2016/679.
2.3 Eligibility of the application
(a) the EU grant applied for cannot be lower than EUR 75.000;
(b) projects must not have started prior to the date of submission of the grant application.
Note: Partnership is not compulsory for proposals to be submitted under this topic (i.e. proposals can be submitted by national Data Protection Authorities alone). However, other organisations (such as public entities or private organisations, duly established in one of the countries participating in the Programme) can be partners in the proposals.
The duration of the projects should not exceed 24 months.
- Selection criteria
Selection criteria are described under point 4 of part C of the Guide for applicants
- Provisions, proposal templates and evaluation forms for the type(s) of action(s) under this topic
- Guide for applicants
- Standard proposal template
- Detailed budget template to facilitate the planning of your project
- Model grant agreement for mono-beneficiary grants
- Model grant agreement for multi-beneficiary grants
- Legal basis indicators
- Additional documents
REC Programme – Annual work plan 2017
REC Programme legal basis
EU Financial regulation
The submission system is planned to be opened on the date stated on the topic header.
Contact the REC Programme helpdesk for further assistance related to the call, topics and the content of proposals EC-REC-CALLS@ec.europa.eu.
Participant Portal FAQ – Submission of proposals.
IT Helpdesk– contact the IT helpdesk for questions such as forgotten passwords, access rights and roles, technical aspects of submission of proposals, etc.
H2020 Online Manual - Please use the manual with caution and only for the Participant Portal tools guidance, i.e. Submission service and Beneficiary register, because it is H2020 specific and does not cover the Justice Programme rules. Some aspects of the Justice Programme are different from the provisions of the H2020 programme.