The Pericles IV programme (Protection of the Euro against Counterfeiting Programme) (2021-2027)

Summary

The Pericles IV programme (follow-up to the Pericles 2020 programme) funds staff exchanges, seminars, trainings and studies for law enforcement and judicial authorities, banks and others involved in combating euro-counterfeiting. Actions can take place in the euro area, in EU countries outside the euro area and in third countries.

Programme Description

The specific objective of the programme is to protect euro banknotes and coins against counterfeiting and related fraud, by supporting and supplementing the measures undertaken by Member States and assisting the competent national and Union authorities in their efforts to develop among themselves and with the Commission a close and regular cooperation and an exchange of best practice, where appropriate including third countries and international organisations.

Applications by all EU Member States’ competent authorities can be introduced to receive co-financing (subject to the adoption of the Council Regulation extending to the non-participating Member States the application of the Pericles IV Regulation). DG ECFIN can also initiate actions to complement Member States’ initiatives.

The technical, scientific and operational support provided by the Pericles IV programme has the form of projects initiated by the Commission – transnational conferences, training and workshops, in EU countries and outside the EU as well as the form of grants co-financing for specific projects proposed by the relevant national authorities in response to its calls for proposals. Specifically, these grants include:

  • exchange and dissemination of information, in particular through organising workshops, meetings and seminars, including training, targeted placements and exchanges of staff of competent national authorities and other similar actions
  • technical, scientific and operational assistance, as appears necessary as part of the programme
  • grants to finance the purchase of equipment to be used by specialised anti-counterfeiting authorities of third countries for protecting the euro against counterfeiting.

Total Budget

€ Α bit more than € 6 million.

Thematic Categories

  • Economy-Finances

Eligibility for Participation

  • Financial Institutions

Call Opening Date

01/01/2021

Call Closing Date

31/12/2027

National Contact Point(s)

1. The Central Bank of Cyprus

Currency Section
80 Kennedy Avenue,
1076 Nicosia
CYPRUS
Tel. +357 22714165
Fax +357 22714941
Email: ncccy@centralbank.gov.cy

2. The Cyprus Police Forensic Science Laboratory

Criminalistic Services
Police Headquarters
1478 Nicosia
CYPRUS
Tel. +357 22607240-45
Fax +357 22808936
Email: forensiclab@police.gov.cy

Programme Published Date: 14/06/2021 (for internal use only)

EU Contact Point

Programme/Sub-programme/Plan Calls
  • Protection of the euro against counterfeiting

    Closed

    Code: 3867 | Programme name: The Pericles IV programme (Protection of the Euro against Counterfeiting Programme) (2021-2027) | | Start submission calls: 27/05/2021 | End submission calls: 15/06/2021

    The present call aims to support and supplement the measures undertaken by the Member States and assist the competent national and authorities in their efforts to develop among themselves and with the European Commission a close and regular cooperation and an exchange of best practices, where appropriate including third countries and international organisations.

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