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Period: 2009 – 2013
Budget: EUR 55 million
Legal basis: Decision No 1351/2008/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2008 establishing a multi-annual Community Programme on protecting children using the Internet and other communication technologies
The new Safer Internet Programme aims at increasing public awareness and fighting against not only illegal content but also harmful conduct such as grooming and bullying. It encompasses recent communications services from the web 2.0, such as social networking and plans to build up a knowledge base in order to ensure maximum impact of the programme.
- Providing the public with a network of contact points for reporting illegal and harmful content
- Fostering self-regulatory initiatives in this
- Establishing a knowledge base on new trends in the use of online technologies and their consequences for children's lives
Actions related to the following activities are eligible for funding:
- Actions ensuring public awareness (addressing illegal, harmful and unwanted content spread via Internet)
- Actions fighting against illegal content and tackling harmful conduct online (support to improved efficiency of Hotlines allowing people to report illegal content)
- Actions promoting a safer online environment (encouraging the establishment of self-regulation and codes of conduct)
- Actions establishing a knowledge base
Annual work programmes provide details about the objectives, priorities and an indicative timetable for their implementation, within the general framework of the multi-annual programme. Funds can be accessed following a call for proposals. The proposals have to lead to the implementation of the Safer Internet Programme, as described in the annual work programme. The total amount available for funding is detailed in corresponding annual work programme. The opening of new calls for proposals is announced online, as well as in the Official Journal of the European Union, part C.
EU Member States and EEA countries* (Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland) are eligible for funding under the programme. In addition, the programme is open to legal entities established in candidate countries benefiting from a pre-accession strategy and the countries of the Western Balkans and the European neighbourhood. However, they will only receive funding if a bilateral agreement with the relevant country has been concluded to this effect**.
* In accordance with the conditions laid down in the EEA Agreement.
** So far no bilateral agreement has been concluded.