The Hercule III programme will promote activities against fraud, corruption and any other illegal activities affecting the financial interests of the European Union by offering joint specialised training for staff of national, regional administrations and to other stakeholders.

 

The general objective of the Programme shall be to protect the financial interest of the European Union thus enhancing the competitiveness of the European economy and ensuring the protection of the taxpayers' money.

 

The Hercule III Programme will support specialised technical assistance for national authorities and the organisation of specialised training, and risk analysis training workshops, as well as conferences.

 

National or regional administrations of a Member State or a third country, which promote the strengthening of action at Union level to protect the Union's financial interests together with research and educational institutes and non-profit making entities provided that they have been established and have been operating for at least one year, in a Member State or in a third country, and promote the strengthening of action at Union level to protect the European Union's financial interests are eligible for funding under this Programme.

 

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