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PERICLES IV – Protection of the euro against counterfeiting – 2023

PERICLES IV - Protection of the euro against counterfeiting aiming at supporting and supplementing the measures undertaken by the Member States

400 000 euro

Appeal framework

Institution European Commission
Sectors Finance Justice, Security, Defence
Beneficiaries Local Authority & Affiliated Entity State administration & affiliated entities
Regions European Union

Countries eligible to the programme:

  • Euro area or non-Euro area Member States


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Priorities and funded actions


  • To support and supplement the measures undertaken by the Member States
  • To assist the competent national and authorities in their efforts to develop among themselves and with the European Commission a close and regular cooperation and an exchange of best practices, where appropriate including third countries and international organisations


  • 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

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
  • Purchase of equipment to be used by specialised anti-counterfeiting authorities of third countries for protecting the euro against counterfeiting

Additional informations

  • This call for proposals is an open call for proposals


  • Be competent national authorities in the area of the protection of the euro against counterfeiting
  • Only applications by single applicants are allowed
  • Total budget of the call: 400 000 euros
  • Co-financing rate: up to 90% of the total eligible costs

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