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TOPIC : Comparative law studies and dissemination

Topic identifier: HERCULE-LT-2018-01
Publication date: 26 April 2018

Types of action: HERCULE-AG Hercule III Action Grant
Opening date:
26 April 2018
Deadline: 14 June 2018 17:00:00

Time Zone : (Brussels time)
Pillar: HERCULE-1-1
Work Programme Year: HERCULE-2018
Work Programme Part: HERCULE-2018
Topic Description

Developing high-profile research activities, including studies in comparative law ("Comparative law studies"), covering the following topics in particular:

a) Cooperation between EU bodies involved in the protection of the Union's financial interests (OLAF, EPPO, Eurojust, Europol);

b) Measures to support the new antifraud landscape (with a view to the establishment of the EPPO at EU and national level);

c) OLAF investigations, with special reference to the exercise and enforcement of its powers as well as its cooperation with national partners;

d) The fight against VAT fraud;

e) The protection of whistle-blowers and the role of investigative journalism in the area of the protection of the Union's financial interests;

f) Requirements to obtain, secure and use digital forensic evidence in administrative and criminal investigations;

g) Articulation between different types of actions (e.g. prevention, investigations, recoveries) relevant to the protection of the financial interests of the EU;

h) Different types of investigations and sanctions (criminal, administrative, other) and the relationship between them, including the "ne bis in idem" principle;

i) Transparency issues in the area of the protection of the Union's financial interests (e.g. access to beneficial owners).

Topic conditions and documents

List of countries and applicable rules for funding: Described in section 5 of the Call Document:

1.   Eligible countries: described in section 5 of the Call document.



Eligibility and admissibility conditions: Described in section 4 and 5 of the Call Document:

2.   Eligibility and admissibility conditions: described in sections 4 and 5 of the Call Document.


Proposal page limits and layout: please complete forms and attach necessary annexes.

3.   Evaluation

 Evaluation criteria and procedure, scoring and threshold: described in section 8 of the Call document.


      3.2 For submission and evaluation process, see the Call document.



  • Evaluation criteria and procedure, scoring and threshold: Described in section 8 of the Call Document.

  • For submission and evaluation process, see the Call Document Technical Assistance Legal Training Training & Conferences


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


Indicative timetable for evaluation and grant agreement: described in section 3 of the Call Document

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

    Standard proposal template
      Guide for applicants
      Mono-beneficiary Model Grant Agreement

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

Model Grant Agreement – Mono-Beneficiary

This is a call for Mono-beneficiary grants only

6.   Additional documents:

Annual Work Programme: C(2018) 1763 final

Guide for Applicants


Additional documents:
Annual work programme - 2018 C(2018) 1763 final


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