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PERICLES IV – Protection of the euro against counterfeiting – 2022

The Pericles IV programme funds staff exchanges, seminars, trainings and studies for law enforcement and judicial authorities, banks and others involved in combating euro-counterfeiting.

500,000 euro

Appeal framework

Institution European Commission
Regions European Union

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Priorities and funded actions


  • Priority 1: Supporting activities aimed at improving cooperation among Member States
    which are particularly affected by the production and distribution of counterfeits
  • Priority 2: Fostering cooperation with authorities of third countries where there is suspicion of or evidence for counterfeit euro production
  • Priority 3: Maintaining an efficient framework for the protection of the euro in South Eastern Europe
  • Priority 4: Distribution of counterfeits and high quality components on the darknet, and ‘movie money’ and ‘prop copy’ products online
  • Priority 5: Euro coins: Implementation of Regulation (EU) No 1210/2010 concerning authentication of euro coins and handling of euro coins unfit for circulation and security features of euro coins
  • Priority 6: Support for the establishment / reinforcement of national central offices

Among financed actions

  • Exchange and dissemination of information
  • Technical, scientific and operational assistance
  • Purchase of equipment to be used by specialised anticounterfeiting authorities of third countries for protecting the euro against counterfeiting


  • Be competent national authorities in the area of the protection of the euro against counterfeiting as defined in Article 2(b) of Regulation 1338/2001
  • Be from a Euro area or non-Euro area Member State
  • Only applications by single applicants are allowed
  • Rate of co-financing: up to 75% of total eligible costs, increased to 90% under certain conditions

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