Taxation and Customs Union

Call for proposals – Will you set up the EU Tax Observatory?

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, evasion and aggressive tax planning.

Therefore, it is all the more important to ensure that stakeholders have a voice in designing initiatives aiming at strengthening European rules against tax evasion and tax avoidance.

The European Commission is publishing a call for proposals 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 available budget is EUR 1 200 000. Under this call for proposals, the EU grant may not exceed 95% of the total eligible costs of the action.

The winner of the grant is expected 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.

The deadline to apply is the 2 October 2020. You can find more information on the activities, timing and eligibility criteria here.

Eu Tax Observatory - Deadline : 2 october 2020