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Sectors: Citizenship, Justice - Security, Public Management

Beneficiaries: Administrations States, International Organisation, Local and Regional authorities

Regions: European Union

Category: Call for proposals

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European Union: call for porposals for the Member States of the European Union with the exception of Denmark (“Member States participating in the ISF Police instrument”)
Any other third country/ies (The United Kingdom and Denmark cannot be considered as third countries)

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Responsible: European Commission

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Amorce:

ISF – enhancing and strengthening the role of Police and Customs Cooperation Centres (PCCC) in cross -border cooperation – 2020
Funds for: enhancing further the exchange of information between law enforcement authorities in internal border areas

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives
* Aiming at funding projects in the area of law enforcement aimed at strengthening cross-border police cooperation addressing threats to the EU’s internal security.

Priorities
*Priority 1: Develop the capacity and expertise of law enforcement and judicial authorities and support cross-border cooperation. This includes, for example, the development of investigative and forensic tools to address the challenges posed by the use of encryption by criminals and its impact on criminal investigations and support for law enforcement the involvement of authorities in the field of Internet governance;
*Priority 2: Contribute to the implementation of EU law, including available assessments:
– For the 2011/93 / EU Directive of 13 December 2011 on the fight against sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children and child pornography, see in particular the report assessing the extent to which Member States have taken the necessary steps to comply with the 2011/93 EU Directive of 13 December 2011 on combating sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children and child pornography and the report assessing the implementation of the measures covered by Article 25 of the 2011/93 /EU Directive of 13 December 2011 on combating sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children and children pornography;
– For the 2013/40 / EU Directive of 12 August 2013 on attacks on information systems, see in particular the report assessing the extent to which Member States have taken the necessary steps to comply Directive 2013/40 / EU on attacks on information systems and replacing the Framework Decision Council 2005/222 / JAI 
– For the Directive (EU) 2019/713 of 17 April 2019 on the fight against fraud and counterfeiting of means of payment other than cash, see in particular the Impact Evaluation accompanying the Commission’s proposal.
*Priority 3: Promote cross-border cooperation between law enforcement/judicial authorities and private entities. This includes, for example, the establishment of public-private cooperation support mechanisms and mechanisms to improve reporting of violations of law enforcement authorities

Among financed actions 
– Increasing and enhancing reporting of cybercrime to law enforcement authorities;
– Providing public authorities with an accurate picture of the real (i.e. included unreported) extend of cybercrime;
– Enhancing the capacity of law enforcement and/or judicial authorities to investigate cyber-attacks and cyber enabled crime, for instance through investigative techniques and tools (including for digital forensics) with a focus on top threat priorities as presented in EUROPOL’s Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment 201914;
– Enhancing the capacity of law enforcement to support victims during investigations; 
– Enhancing the capacity of law enforcement and/or judicial authorities to address the challenges posed by the use of encryption by criminals and its impact on criminal investigations, for instance by supporting the establishment, extension and development of points of expertise and their networking at EU level or supporting the development of a toolbox of alternative investigation techniques to obtain needed information encrypted by criminals (with the exclusion of measures that could weaken encryption in general or could have an impact on a larger or indiscriminate number of people); 
– Enhancing the capacity of law enforcement and/or judicial authorities to cooperate across borders, for instance supporting the gathering and provision of digital evidence, supporting the secondment of officials, improving the efficiency of 24/7 (permanent) law enforcement contact points for cybercrime, establishment of dedicated platforms;
– Enhancing the cooperation between private entities and law enforcement and/or judicial authorities, for the purpose of detecting, reporting, investigating and preventing crime and taking remedial action
– Increasing the accountability of registrars of domain names and ensuring accuracy of information on website ownership;
– Contributing to the implementation of the EU strategy for a more effective fight against child sexual abuse.

Complementary information
* This call of proposals is an open call for poposals 
* Initial duration of the action: 36 months

* Eligibility: 
– Be a public body
– Be a non-profit-making private entity
– Be transnational, i.e. involve at least two eligible entities established in two different Member States participating in the ISF Police instrument
– Co-applicants: international organisations