Call for proposals on better law enforcement in the area of illicit drug trafficking


Programme Category

EU Competitive Programmes

Programme Name

Internal Security Fund (2021-2027)

Programme Description

The Fund will contribute to reach a high level of security in the EU, in particular by preventing and combating terrorism, radicalisation, serious and organised crime and cybercrime, by assisting and protecting victims of crime, and by preparing for, protecting against and effectively managing security-related incidents, risks and crises.

Programme Details

Identifier Code



Call for proposals on better law enforcement in the area of illicit drug trafficking


The present Call for Proposals aims at funding projects on better law enforcement in the area of illicit drug trafficking.

Detailed Call Description

Project applications submitted under the present Call for Proposals must address at least one of the following priorities:

  1. Investigations and other law enforcement activities aimed at disruption of illicit drug trafficking, and dismantling storage and production facilities for illicit drugs.
  2. Activities aimed at facilitating the exchange of operational information for capacity building in order to prevent drug-related crime.
  3. Activities aimed to prevent drug use and raise awareness of the adverse effects of drugs.
  4. Joint training programmes for law enforcement authorities to enhance the EU’s capacity to target drug trafficking.

Proposals, which match most closely these priorities, will be evaluated as particularly relevant and will have a higher chance of being selected. Applicants are therefore invited to consider very carefully the links between their proposal and the priorities of the call.

Where applicable the proposals should demonstrate how they will effectively build on relevant previous or on-going EU funded projects, including but not limited to, under the Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe programmes.

Call Total Budget

€3 000 000

Financing percentage by EU or other bodies / Level of Subsidy or Loan

Project budgets (maximum grant amount) must range between EUR 500 000 and EUR 1 500 000.

Thematic Categories

  • Justice - Security
  • Research, Technological Development and Innovation

Eligibility for Participation

  • Associations
  • Central Government
  • Chambers
  • International Organisations
  • Large Enterprises
  • Legal Entities
  • Local Authorities
  • Local Authority clusters
  • NGOs
  • Non Profit Organisations
  • Private Bodies
  • Researchers/Research Centers/Institutions
  • Semi-governmental organisations
  • Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
  • State-owned Enterprises

Call Opening Date


Call Closing Date


National Contact Point(s)

Ministry of Interior

Contact persons
Doris Constantinou, Administrative Officer
Telephone: +357 22 409 904
Email Address:

Christina Hadjieconomou, Administrative Officer
Telephone: +357 22 409 944
Email Address:

EU Contact Point

Migration and Home Affairs
Telephone: +3222991111 (Commission switchboard)

Postal address:
Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs
European Commission
1049 Bruxelles/Brussel