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Our experts have been involved in research and innovation related projects since 1999. In this section we summarize what you need to know on FP7, the rules of applying for a grant and how to manage a running project.
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Direct grants support the common
EU objectives. These include
European Union programmes
that beneficiaries - normally
in partnership - can directly
apply for to the EC. Typically
you compete on a European
(even world-wide) level and
sign a contract with the
Indirect grants support normally national / regional objectives. You compete on national/regional
level and individually
or in partnership
implement your project.
Your funding authority
will be a ministry or
a regional agency.
Get to know other funds which give grants e.g. EUROSTARS, ERA-NET, EUREKA, Visegrad Fund, or find support outside the EU budget e.g. World Bank, Norwegian Fund, etc. or even find supplementary
sources that are not
necessarily grants e.g.
EBRD, EIF, EIB.
Budget: EUR ca. 600 million
Legal basis: Council Decision of 12 February 2007 establishing for the period 2007 to 2013, as part of General Programme on Security and Safeguarding Liberties, the Specific Programme 'Prevention of and Fight against Crime' (2007/125/JHA)
The goal this specific programme is to fight all forms of crime, in particular terrorism, trafficking in persons and offences against children, illicit drug and arms trafficking, corruption and fraud, and thereby increase the security and well being of EU citizens. While the programme directly promotes coordination and cooperation among law enforcement agencies, national authorities and Union bodies, it also encourages the development of new methods of fighting crime and encourages effective protection of victims and witnesses.
- Promoting and develop coordination, cooperation and mutual understanding among law enforcement agencies, other national authorities and related Union bodies
- Stimulating and develop horizontal methods and tools necessary for strategically preventing and fighting crime and guaranteeing security and public
- Developing best practices for the protection of and support to witnesses and for the protection of crime victims
Actions financed under this programme are related to:
- Development of contingency plans Exchange of information
- Dissemination of information to relevant actors and the public
- Analysis, Monitoring, Evaluation and training activities and actions increasing mutual understanding
The Programme is implemented via three types of grants: action grants, operational grants and framework partnerships. It is managed directly by the DG Security and Justice who is publishing calls for proposals and tenders annually. The maximum EC contribution is defined in the annual Work Programme for each type of action.
Eligibility criteria depend on the type of action:
- In case of Action Grant: transnational projects require the involvement of at least two Member States or one Member State and one Candidate Country while National projects' minimum requirement is one entity.
- In case of Operating Grants: entities based in a Member State which is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organisation active in the field of education (in particular of youth), in the field of counter-radicalism, or training and/or competence building of professionals/spokespersons/ spiritual leaders/political leaders/youth organisations.
- In case of Framework Partnership: conclusion of agreements with public bodies or organisations including EU agencies with legal status established in Member States.