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.
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:
1. The Central Bank of Cyprus
80 Kennedy Avenue,
Tel. +357 22714165
Fax +357 22714941
2. The Cyprus Police Forensic Science Laboratory
Tel. +357 22607240-45
Fax +357 22808936
Programme Published Date: 14/06/2021 (for internal use only)
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.