TOPIC : Investigation tools and methods
|Publication date:||26 April 2018|
|Types of action:||HERCULE-ER-AG HERCULE III No Indirect Costs Action Grant|
|DeadlineModel: Opening date:||single-stage 26 April 2018||Deadline:||14 June 2018 17:00:00|
|Time Zone : (Brussels time)|
The purchase and maintenance of investigation tools and methods used by beneficiaries in the fight against irregularities, fraud and corruption detrimental to the Union’s financial interests, in particular the fight against tobacco smuggling and/or counterfeiting. The Union's financial interests cover Union revenues (traditional own resources (ToR) and VAT) and expenditure, in particular under shared management (structural funds, agriculture) and research and technological development activities. The purchase of adapted transport equipment may be included, provided that an applicant clearly demonstrates that this contributes to the achievement of the Programme's objectives. The purchase of equipment for updating existing tools with the latest telecommunication protocols also falls under this action. Specialised training to enable staff to operate these tools is included and is encouraged. Cross-border cooperation enabling the exchange of information and best practices, in particular at operational level is also encouraged.
The Commission will not provide support for the purchase of equipment only. The purchase of equipment must be part of a project that contributes to the achievement of the Programme's objectives and could, for example, include training actions for the beneficiary's staff to operate the purchased equipment.
Topic conditions and documents
1. Eligible countries: described in section 5 of the Call document.
List of countries and applicable rules for funding: 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.
3.1 Evaluation criteria and procedure, scoring and threshold: described in section 6 and 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 6 and 8 of the Call Document
- For submission and evaluation process, see the Call Document.
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: http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/other_eu_prog/hercule/guide/hercule-guide-applicants-2018_en.pdf
Mono-beneficiary Model Grant Agreement
Provisions, proposal templates and evaluation forms for the type(s) of action(s) under this topic:
Standard proposal template: http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/other_eu_prog/hercule/tpl/pt/hercule-pt-ta-2018_en.pdf
Model Grant Agreement – Mono-Beneficiary
This is a call for Mono-beneficiary grants only
6. Additional documents:
Annual Work Programme 2018 - C(2018) 1763 final.
Annual Work Programme 2018 - C(2018) 1763 final.
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|Type of Action||HERCULE III No Indirect Costs Action Grant [HERCULE-ER-AG]|
|Topic||Investigation tools and methods - HERCULE-TA-2018-01|
|Guidance on proposal submission:||H2020 online manual|
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