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Sectors: Economy - Finances, Justice - Security, Public Management

Beneficiaries: Administrations States

Regions: European Union

Category: Call for proposals

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WE funding – PERICLES 2020 – Call…
Funds for: Preventing and combating counterfeiting and fraud
Main beneficiaries: Competent National Authorities

Responsible: European Commission

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Funds for: Preventing and combating counterfeiting and fraud
Main beneficiaries: Competent National Authorities

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Objectives
– Protect euro banknotes and coins against counterfeiting and related fraud, by supporting and supplementing the measures undertaken by the Member States and assisting the competent national and Union authorities in their efforts to develop among themselves, together with the Commission, a close and regular cooperation and an exchange of best practice

Priorities
– Supporting activities aimed at improving cooperation among those Member States which are particularly affected by the production and 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;
– Topical developments: technical developments within the coin processing machines (CPM) industry, the distribution of counterfeits and high quality components on the internet and improving security features of euro coins

Among financed actions
– 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 other similar actions;
– Technical, scientific and operational assistance;
– Grants to finance the purchase of equipment to be used by specialised anti-counterfeiting authorities of third countries for protecting the euro against counterfeiting