Protection of Public Spaces

Opened

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

ISF-2024-TF2-AG-PROTECT-protection-public-spaces

Call

Protection of Public Spaces

Summary

The call covers the following topics:

  • Protection of places of worship, schools, and community gatherings
  • Protection against chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear (CBRN) threats in public spaces
  • Protection against the misuse and trafficking of firearms
  • Protection against explosives threats with detection dogs
  • Protection against potential threats posed by non-cooperative drones

Detailed Call Description

The call covers the following topics:

  • Protection of places of worship, schools, and community gatherings: This topic aims at enhancing the protection of places of worship of all faiths.
  • Protection against chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear (CBRN) threats in public spaces:  The objective of this topic is to enhance the protection against and detection of CBRN threats for different types of public spaces and critical infrastructures.
  • Protection against the misuse and trafficking of firearms:  The goal of this topic is to support the Commission in fulfilling the objectives of the 2020-2025 EU Action Plan on firearms trafficking.
  • Protection against explosives threats with detection dogs:  This topic aims to contribute to the creation of certification tools and trainings to enhance the capacities of detection dogs in the EU to detect explosives, firearms and precursors.
  • Protection against potential threats posed by non-cooperative drones: The overall goal of this topic is to support the Commission in the implementation of the adopted counter-drone Communication.

Each project application under this call must address one topic only. Applicants wishing to apply for more than one topic must submit a separate proposal under each topic.

Considering that the successful implementation of the EU Action Plan to support the protection of public spaces requires cooperation between public and private actors, project proposals submitted by a consortium composed of public and private entities would be particularly relevant.

Call Total Budget

€25.000.000

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

90%

EU contribution: between €500.000 and €3.000.000

Thematic Categories

  • Other Thematic Category
  • Public Administration
  • Social Affairs & Human Rights

Eligibility for Participation

  • Associations
  • Educational Institutions
  • International Organisations
  • Legal Entities
  • Local Authorities
  • NGOs
  • Non Profit Organisations
  • Other Beneficiaries
  • Private Bodies
  • 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)
  • be established in one of the eligible countries, i.e.:
    • EU Member States (including overseas countries and territories (OCTs), excluding Denmark
    • non-EU countries:
  • legal entities established in a selection of non-EU countries can participate only under the topics “Protection against the misuse and trafficking of firearms” and “Protection against explosives threats with detection dogs”. Such entities must apply as co-beneficiaries and as part of a consortium composed of at least 3 independent legal entities, each of which should be established in a different EU Member State. For the topic on firearms, participating non-EU countries can only be those included in the EU Action Plan on firearms trafficking (see section 2 above) and for the topic on detection dogs, the only eligible third country is Ukraine.
  • under the objective 4 ‘Stepping up international cooperation’ of the topic ‘Protection against the misuse and trafficking of firearms’,
  • proposals are requested to include as co-beneficiary at least one of the non-EU countries included in the EU Action Plan on firearms trafficking.

Profit-making entities must be part of a consortium where public authorities are partners too.

Consortium composition – Proposals must be submitted by:

  • minimum 3 applicants (beneficiaries; not affiliated entities) from 3 different EU Member States, including overseas countries and territories (OCTs), excluding Denmark.
  • the following entities can NOT apply as coordinator:
  • international organisations, irrespective of their country of establishment;
  • entities established in non-EU countries.

Call Opening Date

08/02/2024

Call Closing Date

04/04/2024

National Contact Point(s)

Ministry of Interior
Contact person
Doris Constantinou
Administrative Officer
Telephone: 22 409904
Emaildconstantinou@moi.gov.cy

Christina Hadjieconomou
Administrative Officer
Telephone: 22 409944
Emailchadjieconomou@papd.mof.gov.cy

EU Contact Point

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