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TOPIC : Restricted call for proposals: Ensure the highest level of protection of privacy and personal data

Topic identifier: REC-RDAT-TRAI-AG-2017
Publication date: 30 March 2017

Types of action: REC-AG REC Action Grant
Opening date:
31 October 2017
Deadline: 25 January 2018 17:00:00

Time Zone : (Brussels time)
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Pillar: REC Programme 2014-2020
Work Programme Year: REC-2017
Work Programme Part: REC-2017
Topic Updates
  • 21 December 2017 15:39

    A questions and answers document has been added under Topic description and documents, Additional documents.

  • 02 November 2017 01:32

    The call title, content and budget have now been updated (the call is restricted to national Data Protection Authorities) and the submission session is available, with the deadline of 25 January 2018.

  • 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.

Topic Description

1. Priorities and activities to be funded

1.1. Priorities

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.

  1. List of eligible countries
    The Member States (MS) of the European Union (EU), including their overseas departments, and Iceland

  2. 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 initial duration of the projects should not exceed 24 months. 

  3. Selection criteria
    Selection criteria are described under point 4 of part C of the Guide for applicants

  4. Award criteria
    Award criteria are described under point 5 of part C of the Guide for applicants

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


Additional documents

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Type of Action REC Action Grant [REC-AG]
Topic Restricted call for proposals: Ensure the highest level of protection of privacy and personal data - REC-RDAT-TRAI-AG-2017
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