TOPIC : 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 20 September 2017||Deadline:||11 January 2018 17:00:00|
|Time Zone : (Brussels time)|
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
Awareness raising towards individuals, private and public sector (particular attention to individuals and public sector),
training in particular for SMEs and public sector personnel dealing and with data protection issues,
seminars/workshops/conferences with stakeholders, both general and sector specific (e.g. health, finance, research, energy etc.); some of these seminars could function on concrete case studies in order to understand outstanding issues regarding General Data Protection Regulation implementation and detect possible best practices.
Throughout these activities the involvement of national data protection supervisory authorities (DPAs) could be an asset in order to bring their perspective as enforcers of data protection legislation.
1.3. Expected results
increased awareness of data protection and increased capacity of national experts / civil society to address issues related to data protection;
improved knowledge on the legislation and administrative practices related to data protection.
Topic conditions and documents
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- 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 and co-applicants must be public entities or private organisations, duly established in one of the countries participating in the Programme, or international organisations. Organisations which are profit-oriented must submit applications in partnership with public entities or private non-profit organisations.
2.3 Eligibility of the application
(a) the application must be transnational and involve organisations from at least two participating countries;
(b) the EU grant applied for cannot be lower than EUR 75.000;
(c) projects must not have started prior to the date of submission of the grant application.
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
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