Pericles 2020

The specific objective of Pericles 2020 is to protect the euro banknotes and coins against counterfeiting and related fraud. Actions supported under this programme should provide technical, scientific and operational support, and support the organisation of workshops, meetings and seminars, placements and exchanges of staff from competent national authorities involved in this area. Furthermore, financing will be available to purchase equipment to be used by specialised anti-counterfeiting authorities.

Eligible actions under this programme will support awareness raising actions on the need for closer cooperation between competent authorities and on legislation related to the euro, training related to legislation, cooperation, investigation and security features of the euro and to develop and strengthen mechanisms and exchange of best practises on a European level.

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Pericles 2020

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Call for Proposals 2017

The general objective of the 'Pericles 2020' programme is to prevent and combat counterfeiting and related fraud, thus enhancing the competiveness of the Union's economy and securing the sustainability of public finances.

The priorities for 2017 have been identified are:

• Supporting activities aimed at improving cooperation among those Member States which are particularly affected by the production or distribution of counterfeits;
• Fostering cooperation with authorities of those third countries where there is suspicion of or evidence for counterfeit euro production;
• Maintaining an efficient framework for the protection of the euro in South Eastern Europe;
• New developments: technical developments within the coin processing machines, the distribution of counterfeits and high quality components on the internet and the increasing interest in euro counterfeiting of criminals located in Third Countries.

Eligible actions include exchange and dissemination of information, in particular through organising workshops, meetings and seminars, including training, targeted placements and exchanges of staff of competent national authorities and technical, scientific and operational assistance.

The target groups include: staff of agencies engaged in detecting and combating counterfeiting, customs, intelligence personnel, banks and financial intermediaries, judicial officers, and any other group of specialists concerned, such as chambers of commerce and industry.

Platforms, comprising a coordination entity & a minimum of 10 legal organisations active in the cultural and creative sectors

September 15, 2017