Internal Security Fund

 

This programme aims to support police cooperation, exchange and access to information, crime prevention and the fight against cross-border. It also focuses on serious and organised crime, including terrorism, the protection of people and critical infrastructure against security-related incidents and the effective management of security-related risks and crisis.

Action under this fund should enhance the prevention and fighting against cross-border, serious and organised crime, raising the levels of security for citizens and business in cyberspace, preventing terrorism and addressing radicalisation and recruitment, raising capabilities to protect critical infrastructure in all economic sectors and increasing Europe's resilience to crisis and disaster.

Supported activities shall improve police cooperation, networking, mutual confidence, understanding and learning, analytical, monitoring and evaluation activities, risk and impact assessments, exchange, training and education of staff and experts of relevant authorities.

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Open Calls

 

Internal Security Fund - Police

Name of Call

Description of Call

Eligible Applicants

Deadline

Civil Society Empowerment Programme

Eligible applicants are those organisations which pursue all of the objectives below:

-address target audiences in the EU susceptible and vulnerable to radicalising and terrorist content online, those on the brink of radicalisation and those already radicalised (target audiences' perceived or real grievances should be addressed);
-provide the target audience with credible alternatives and positive narratives or expose and challenge terrorist and extremist online propaganda;
-address push and pull factors of terrorist and extremist content online;
-actively contribute to promoting tolerance and EU/democratic fundamental rights and values.
The projects, implementing effective alternative and counter-narrative campaigns online, should contribute to:
-Effecting behaviour change dissuading target audience from promoting terrorism and violent extremism and/or using violence;
-growing civic engagement and take active stance in democratic processes by target audiences;
-halting radicalisation and recruitment processes;
-enhancing (digital) resilience and critical thinking of the target audience against terrorist and extremist propaganda on-and offline.

NGOs

January 11, 2018

Call for Projects on the Fight Against Firearms Trafficking

The present Call for Proposals aims at funding projects in the area of the fight against firearms trafficking. The main priority of the call is to enhance operational cooperation between EU Member States or EU Member States and third countries located along firearms trafficking routes to and from the EU, such as East and South East Europe and Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries, notably by supporting joint initiatives on knowledge, detection, investigation and prosecution of firearms trafficking. In order to be eligible for a grant, projects must be transnational and involve at least two entities established in two different Member States participating in the ISF Police instrument.

Public bodies, NGOs (international organisations can only be partners in projects)

January 30, 2018

Organised Crime Projects Addressing Trafficking in Human Beings

Activities under this Call should address the criminal dimension of trafficking in human beings, focusing on both the profile/modus operandi of traffickers/criminal organized groups and their prosecution and conviction, as well as on the wider trafficking chain, including the profits involved in trafficking in human beings and the links between trafficking in human beings and other forms of serious and organized crime.

Public bodies, non-profit-making private entities (the applicant or co-applicants cannot be
international organisations or for-profit organisations)

January 31, 2018

Call for Proposals for Projects on Protection of Public Spaces and Addressing CBRN Threat (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives)

The present Call for Proposals aims at funding projects in the area of at least one of the following priorities:

1. Improving the protection of public spaces and other soft targets in line with the EU Action Plan to improve the protection of public spaces;

2. Addressing the issue of security of CBRN materials and agents in line with the EU Action Plan to Strengthen CBRN Security;

3. Enhancing the capacity of Member States' authorities and other stakeholders to implement the Commission Recommendation on the implementation of Regulation 98/2013;

4. Emerging threats to critical infrastructure and public spaces.

Public bodies, both profit and non-profit making organisations and international organisations (for-profit entities may only participate in conjunction with a public body)

February 1, 2018

Call Restricted to Member States for Projects Aimed at Furthering the Commission Recommendation on Proportionate Police Checks and Police Cooperation in the Schengen Area

The objective is to support Member States, in particular those that currently have temporary border controls in place at some of their internal Schengen borders, in their efforts to phase out such temporary controls, in line with the Commission Recommendation of 12 May 2017.

Projects should focus on making more effective use of proportionate police checks, including in borders areas, with the aim to assist in remedying threats to public security and/or aim at strengthening cross-border police cooperation, such as joint patrols in cross-border trains, joint threat analysis and enhanced cross-border information exchange.

Member State participating in the ISF Police Regulation

February 13, 2018

Call restricted to Member States for Projects Aiming to Deploy the Necessary Infrastructure to Increase the Use of Interpol's Stolen and Lost Travel Documents (SLTD) Database at External Border Crossing Points

The objective is to deploy equipment at the external border crossing points of all Member States to enable the SLTD checks (effectively a SSI with SIS, SLTD and national systems) and to make the SLTD nationally available for automated and systematic checks. Project applications submitted under the present Call for Proposals must address the priority of reinforcing checks against relevant databases, including INTERPOL's SLTD database inside the territory of Member States, and at EU's external borders on all persons, including those enjoying the right of free movement under EU law when they cross the external borders (air, sea and land borders), both at entry and exit.

Member States (government) excluding UK and Denmark

February 14, 2018

Call restricted to Member States for Projects on PIU Connectivity

The objective is to support Member States in their efforts to ensure the exchange of PNR information between their Passenger Information Units (PIUs) and between the PIUs and Europol. It will however not focus on the technical aspects of the exchange of PNR data, but on building the capacity of the personnel of the PIU to assess the relevance and necessity of the exchange of PNR data. It will also enhance the PIU's ability to exchange best practices concerning the creation of targeting rules and the identification of relevant databases for the processing of PNR data. In particular, activities could include training actions, study visits, workshops and conferences aimed at sharing experience and best practices between Member States on the exchange of PNR data among Passenger Information Units.

Member States (government) excluding UK and Denmark

February 20, 2018

Call for Projects on Environmental Crime

The objective of the Call for Proposals is to boost the operational activities of the law enforcement via training of competent authorities. Project applications submitted under the present Call for Proposals must address at least one of the following priorities:

-Fight against wildlife trafficking, forest crime and other forms of wildlife crime;

-Fight against trafficking in illicit waste;

-Any other type of environmental crime.

Public bodies, non-profit-making private entities, international organisations (an
international organisation can only be a co-applicant)

February 28, 2018

Call restricted to Member States for Projects Aiming to Increase Cooperation in the Area of Forensic Science, Including the Implementation of the Prüm  Framework

The present Call for Proposals aims at funding projects in the area of forensics science in the EU. Project applications submitted under the present Call for Proposals must address the priority of achieving a European Forensic Science Area by 2020. This call for proposals is addressed to transnational projects aiming at exchanging best practices, training, setting common procedures, joint procurement and deployment of the necessary equipment, and accreditation of forensics laboratories, including funding operational meetings, innovative projects and test runs.

Member State participating in the ISF Police Regulation

February 28, 2018

Call for Proposals for Reinforcing Counter-Terrorism Financing

The objective is to make sure that efforts of private and competent authorities are adapted to the new modus operandi of terrorist groups; reinforce action of private entities and public authorities to prevent and pursue terrorism financing by increasing the understanding of the phenomenon by use of best practice and/or new tools.

Innovative projects in several EU Member States and third countries have shown the potential in combatting terrorism financing of partnerships between the private sector and relevant public bodies to share information and collaborate in a direct manner. Such partnerships can contribute to bridge the gap between financial and criminal intelligence, both at national and European level.

Public bodies, both profit and non-profit making organisations and international organisations (an
international organisation can only be a co-applicant)

March 6, 2018

Call for Proposals for Fight Against Drugs

The objective is to address the external dimension of drugs trafficking by improving expertise in the area of drugs trafficking, in particular by enhancing operational knowledge, detection capacity, investigation and prosecution at the EU level and with key third countries; to promote best practices on addressing fragmentation of the relevant information and intelligence along the drug trafficking routes to and from the EU; to promote best practices concerning inter alia the detection of cocaine secondary extraction laboratories, indoor and outdoor cannabis cultivation, synthetic drugs labs and modus operandi notably via containers.

Public bodies, non-profit-making private entities, international organisations (an
international organisation can only be a co-applicant)

March 13, 2018