Hercule II programme– 2007-13
The EU´s Hercule II programme provides funding for action to combat fraud affecting the EU´s financial interests, including cigarette smuggling and counterfeiting.
How much funding?
Hercule II has a budget of € 98,525 million for 2007-2013 to fund general anti-fraud actions (paid through grants or contracts)
Who can apply?
Funding can be awarded to:
administrations (national or regional)
research and education institutes
Hercule II covers all current EU countries and upon certain conditions those that will join soon or are official candidate countries.
What can be funded?
Technical assistance – support for national authorities
Call for proposals
Training - Conferences, e-learning, round tables, staff exchanges, training courses, seminars, symposiums, working groups.
More info: http://ec.europa.eu/anti_fraud/about-us/funding/index_en.htm