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

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The objective of this call is (i) to enhance EU-level actions against corruption to address the current and evolving security threats that corruption poses to citizens and the licit economy and (ii) to support the work carried out by Member States’ competent authorities in the prevention and fight against corruption.

Detailed Call Description

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

  • Corruption as an enabler of organised crime and as a means to infiltrate the licit economy and the society;
  • Structural and/or operational obstacles in the investigation, prosecution and adjudication and sanctioning of corruption, in particular high-level corruption;
  • Sector-specific corruption, including, but not limited to, corruption in customs, in environment, corruption linked to drug trafficking, illicit financial flows and money laundering;
  • Challenges to corruption prevention in the public and private sector, including, but not limited to, on conflicts of interest, revolving doors, codes of conduct, ethics;
  • Obstacles to transparency in public decision-making, including in areas such as lobbying, asset disclosure and political party financing.

Project applications submitted under the present call for proposals should provide for activities supporting the prevention of and the fight against corruption, including in particular with regard to:

  • Monitoring of corruption, in particular, in corruption risk hotspot sectors, including, but not limited to, public procurement, healthcare, citizen investments and residence schemes, corruption linked to the disbursement of EU funds, others;
  • Analysis of corruption to expand corruption-specific research, knowledge and understanding in law enforcement, prosecution services and the wider public, including, but not limited to, the use of robust statistics on corruption for evidence-based policy-making;
  • Repression of corruption by expanding activities supporting the fight against corruption, including strengthening the digitalisation of law enforcement as well as police’s investigative capacities including new methods used by criminals and criminal networks, including in the dark web;
  • Development and dissemination of good practices in the prevention of or fight against corruption across the EU;
  • Support for anti-corruption action by for example, reinforcing civil society and citizens in exposing corruption and other serious crime;

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


Thematic Categories

  • Public Administration
  • Social Affairs & Human Rights

Eligibility for Participation

  • Central Government
  • Local Authorities
  • State-owned Enterprises

Eligibility For Participation Notes

In order to be eligible, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must:

  • be legal entities (public or private bodies, including profit and non-profit private entities)
  • be established in one of the eligible countries, i.e.:
    • EU Member States (including overseas countries and territories (OCTs) excluding Denmark
    • non-EU countries: without any limitation as long as relevant for the call for proposals in view of their advanced competences

Other entities may participate in other consortium roles, such as associated partners, subcontractors, third parties giving in-kind contributions, etc. (see section 13 of the call document)

Call Opening Date


Call Closing Date


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


(Publish Date: 22/03/2022-for internal use only)