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Sectors: Economy - Finances, Justice - Security, Trade

Beneficiaries: Administrations States, Banks, Local and Regional authorities

Regions: European Union

Category: Call for proposals

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WE Funding – PERICLES 2020 – Prevent…

Funds for: Prevent and combat counterfeiting and related fraud in order to enhance EU economic competitiveness
Main beneficiaries: EU Competent National Authorities

Responsible: European Commission

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Funds for: Prevent and combat counterfeiting and related fraud in order to enhance EU economic competitiveness
Main beneficiaries: EU Competent National Authorities

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives
* Protect euro banknotes and coins against counterfeiting and related fraud:
– Support and supplement the measures undertaken by the Member States;
– Assist the competent national and EU authorities in their efforts to develop among themselves, together with the Commission, close and regular cooperation and to exchange best practice, including third countries and international organisations when appropriate

Priorities
* Support activities aimed at improving cooperation among those Member States that are particularly affected by the production and distribution of counterfeits;* Foster cooperation with authorities of those third countries where there is suspicion of or evidence of counterfeit euro production;* Maintain an efficient framework for protecting the euro in southeastern Europe;
* Topical developments: security features of euro coins, implementing EU Regulation concerning authentication of euro coins and handling of euro coins unfit for circulation’, tackling the distribution of counterfeits and high-quality components on the internet, and supporting the establishment /strengthening of the National Central Offices (NCO’s)

Among financed actions
* Exchange and dissemination of information:
– Workshops;
– Meetings and seminars;
– Training;
– Targeted placements and exchanges of staff of competent national authorities

* Technical, scientific and operational assistance:
– Redaction of EU legislation handbook;
– Information bulletins;
– Practical manuals;
– Glossaries and lexicons;
– Databases;
– Studies

* Purchase of equipment specialised in anti-counterfeiting authorities of third countries  

 

Additional information
* This call for proposals is an open call for proposals

* Eligibility
– EU Competent National Authorities:
> Entities identifying counterfeit notes and coins;
> Entities gathering and analysing technical and statistical data relating to counterfeit notes, in particular, national central banks or other empowered bodies;
> Entities gathering data relating to counterfeiting of the euro and submitting them to analysis, in particular, the national central offices