Taxation and Customs Union

TAXUD/2020/CFP-01: Preparatory action – EU Tax Observatory

 

Important Notice

Due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, applicants may submit their proposal either by post as indicated in section 14 of the call text or by e-mail to EU-TAX-OBSERVATORY@ec.europa.eu before the deadline of 2 October 2020 (24h00 Brussels time). Applicants must be aware that, in case of award, documents requiring a blue ink signature shall be provided in their original versions after the notification of award. Applicants opting for a submission by post or courier service are kindly invited to send a notification of shipment to above-mentioned e-mail address.

 

The abundance of money laundering, tax evasion and avoidance revelations over the last few years has significantly shaken the confidence of European citizens, businesses and trade unions in the robustness and fairness of EU rules against tax fraud, tax evasion and aggressive tax planning.

It is essential to ensure that the public interest and the interests of all stakeholders are taken into account in designing initiatives aiming at strengthening European rules against tax evasion and tax avoidance.

The present call for proposals represents the first phase for the implementation of a preparatory action initiated by the European Parliament.

The main objective is to enhance the involvement of civil society in the advocacy, design and implementation of EU actions to combat tax evasion, tax avoidance and aggressive tax planning and to promote fair taxation.

The specific objectives are to: 

  • Set up the EU Tax Observatory;
  • Perform and promote original, high-quality research in the area of tax evasion, tax avoidance and aggressive tax planning, with a focus on corporate income taxation;
  • Create and disseminate a public repository of data and analysis on tax evasion, tax avoidance and aggressive tax planning, with a focus on corporate income taxation;
  • Become an active voice in the EU and international debate on tax evasion, tax avoidance and aggressive tax planning.

More details on the activities, timing and eligibility criteria can be found in the call for proposals document.  

Deadline for submission of applications: 2 October 2020

Documentation for this call for proposals

Unique contact point (written inquiries only): EU-tax-observatory@ec.europa.eu