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Internal Security Fund Police - Law enforcement cooperation Silk Road Migration Route (ISFP-2016-AG-SRMR-01)



The present Call for Proposals aims at funding projects in the area of law enforcementcooperation between one or more EU Member States and the respective law enforcementauthorities of Pakistan and Afghanistan.Project applications submitted under the present Call for Proposals must address at leastone of the following priorities: 1. More effective prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution ofmigrant smuggling networks, through increased operational and strategiccooperation between Member State law enforcement authorities and lawenforcement authorities of Afghanistan. (indicative amount 1.000.000 EUR)2. More effective prevention, detection, investigation and prosecution ofmigrant smuggling networks, through increased operational and strategiccooperation between Member State law enforcement authorities and lawenforcement authorities of Pakistan. (indicative amount 500.000 EUR)Proposals consisting exclusively in studies and/or conferences will not be considered forfunding under this Call for Proposals.Projects must be aiming to achieve one or more of the following operational outcomesrelated to the prevention and fight against organised criminal groups engaged in migrantsmuggling, without duplicating existing projects or structures. The specific outcomes belowcan apply to action carried out both in Afghanistan (priority 1) or Pakistan (priority 2):  Increased exchange of operational and strategic information with the relevantthird country allowing for more effective criminal investigations, with thepossibility of setting up joint investigation teams or any other relevant lawenforcement operations. Networking, coordination and exchange of information between Member Stateliaison officers in the region as well as European Migration Liaison Officers in theregion, by making use of existing platforms (e.g. ILO network, EU CooperationPlatform on migrant smuggling). Support to the deployment of Member States'liaison officers and short-term experts to the region. Building trust, enhancing cooperation and exchange of information betweenMember State and law enforcement authorities in the relevant third country andwith international organisations and EU agencies, such as Frontex, Europol,Eurojust and Interpol when relevant. Develop and deliver training courses and mentoring on detection, investigationand prosecution methodologies in the area of migrant smuggling, including onfinancial investigation and the distinction between human trafficking andmigrant smuggling. Common training curricula could be developed incooperation with local training institutions. Establishment of a database between Member States and relevant lawenforcement authorities ensuring interoperability with Interpol databases andthe regional database planned to be developed under the Budapest ProcessICMPD project "Initiating Regional Police Cooperation". Make use of existing reporting mechanisms for migrant smuggling relatedactivity, and if necessary support the setting up of an information hub (e.g.24/7 call centre) for reporting, as well as quick communication of operationalinformation to relevant local law enforcement entities to prevent migrantsmuggling.  Provision of relevant equipment, if directly linked to capacity building supportand training. Where not existing, support and guidance for establishing more effective interagencycooperation practices as well as improved procedures and organisationalstructures to allow for the optimal allocation of scarce resources, both atregional and national level.


The total budget earmarked for the co-financing of projects is estimated at EUR 1 500 000.The Commission reserves the right not to distribute all the funds available.


In order to be eligible for a grant, the Applicant and the Co-applicants must be:a) legal persons; applications from natural persons are not eligible;b) a public body;c) established in a Member State of the European Union participating in the ISF Policeinstrument In duly justified cases where their participation is necessary to achievethe objectives of the programme, entities (public bodies) established in third countriesthat are part of the Budapest Process, particularly Pakistan and Afghanistan canparticipate but only as co-applicants.In order to be eligible for a grant, applications must be:a) transnational, i.e. involving at least two entities established in two different EU MemberStates participating in the ISF Police instrument;b) seeking EU co-funding of equal to or more than EUR 500.000.c) activities must not have started prior to the date of submission of the grantapplication.Union agencies can be neither Applicants nor Co-applicants.To prove these eligibility requirements, Applicants and Co-applicants will have to providethe relevant information and upload necessary documents showing their legal status in theBeneficiary Register. The information needs to be provided before the submission deadline.

Info & contact

For questions on the online submission tools, please contact the IT helpdesk set-up for thispurpose via the Participant Portal website.Non-IT related questions shall be sent to the following email address: HOMEISF@ec.europa.eu.In order to ensure an efficient handling of any enquiry please indicateclearly the reference of this Call for Proposals.Questions will be answered as soon as possible. Questions received later than 7 calendardays before the deadline for submitting applications will not be answered. In the interestof equal treatment of applicants, the Commission cannot give a prior opinion on theeligibility of applicants or actions or on the outcome of the Call for Proposals before theofficial announcement of results.Applicants are advised to consult the Call's website regularly. The Commission will publishat this website any additional information relevant to the Call, such as responses tofrequently asked questions (if appropriate) and the results of the selection procedure. Belgisch contactpuntVerantwoordelijke autoriteitFOD Binnenlandse Zaken, cel Europese Fondsenamif.isf@ibz.euwww.amif-isf.be02 500 23 07  Meer informatie vind je op de participant portal.

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