Deadline: 20 June 2017
The European Union (EU) is currently accepting proposals from eligible organisations for “International Digital Cooperation” in order to contribute to the development of a secure, right-based international digital sphere, conducive to a level playing field in terms of market access and business opportunities for EU companies.
Lots & Results
- Lot 1: To advance an open, free and secure cyberspace through the promotion of rules-based cyber-behaviour and increased cyber resilience.
- Increased consensus with partner countries on how to apply existing international law in cyberspace
- Enhanced development of cyber norms and confidence building measures
- Strengthened multi-stakeholder cyber engagement
- Enhanced dissemination of EU best practices in strengthening cyber resilience and protecting critical cyber infrastructure.
- Lot 2: To support effective cooperation for law enforcement purposes between the EU and the US
- Enhanced implementation of effective EU-US Mutual legal assistance (MLA) through targeted exchange of experience and best practice, as well as training
- Strengthened cooperation between law enforcement and US registered business/private sector for digital evidencethrough targeted exchange of experience and best practice, as well as training.
Size of Grants
Any grant requested under this call for proposals must fall between the following minimum and maximum amounts:
- Lot 1
- Minimum amount: EUR 2,000,000
- Maximum amount: EUR 2,500,000
- Lot 2
- Minimum amount: EUR 800,000
- Maximum amount: EUR 1,000,000
- In order to be eligible for a grant, the lead applicant must:
- be a legal person
- be an organisation such as: think tanks, non-governmental organisation, research institutes or other civil society organisations, EU specialised agencies and regional and international (inter-governmental) organisations as defined of the Rules of application of the EU Financial Regulation
- be established in a Member State of the EU orin a partner country of the action. This obligation does not apply to international organisations
- be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the co- applicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies), not acting as an intermediary.
- Potential applicants may not participate in calls for proposals or be awarded grants if they are in any of the situations
- The lead applicant must declare that the lead applicant himself, the co-applicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies) are not in any of these situations.
- The lead applicant must act with co-applicant(s) as specified hereafter.
- If awarded the grant contract, the lead applicant will become the beneficiary identified as the Coordinator .The Coordinator is the main interlocutor of the Contracting Authority. It represents and acts on behalf of any other co-beneficiary (if any) and coordinates the design and implementation of the action.
How to Apply
- The application procedure consists of two phases:
- Concept notes
- Full applications
- In the first instance, only concept notes must be submitted for evaluation. Thereafter, lead applicants who have been pre-selected will be invited to submit a full application.
For more information, please visit Europeaid and download the guidelines.