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Call for proposals for action grants to promote judicial cooperation in civil and criminal matters
|Funding Program||Justice Programme|
|Call budget||€ 4,500,000.00|
|Estimated EU contribution per project||minimum € 75,000.00|
|Link to the call||ec.europa.eu|
|Link to the submission||ec.europa.eu|
Funding under this call will support national and transnational projects that promote judicial cooperation in civil and criminal matters. While there are a number of EU instruments in force which provide a legal framework for judicial cooperation among Member States, projects funded by the EU budget can improve their application, identify issues, facilitate contacts and in general improve the cooperation between the relevant stakeholders.
The call for proposals' objectives are to facilitate and support judicial cooperation in civil and criminal matters, and promote the rule of law, independence and impartiality of the judiciary, including by supporting the efforts to improve the effectiveness of national justice systems, and the effective enforcement of decisions.
There are four priorities for 2023:
|Expected effects and impacts|
For priorities 1 and 2:
For priority 3:
For priority 4:
Facilitate and support judicial cooperation in civil and criminal matters, and promote the rule of law, independence and impartiality of the judiciary, including by supporting the efforts to improve the effectiveness of national justice systems, and the effective enforcement of decisions.
|Regions / countries for funding||EU Member States, Overseas Countries and Territories (OCT)|
Albania (Shqipëria), Kosovo (Kosova/Kosovë / Косово), North Macedonia (Северна Македонија), Serbia (Srbija/Сpбија), Ukraine (Україна)
|eligible entities||Education and training institution, International organization, Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) / Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Other, Private institution, incl. private company (private for profit), Public Body (national, regional and local; incl. EGTCs), Research Institution incl. University, Small and medium-sized enterprise (SME)|
To be eligible for funding, applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must:
For priorities 1 and 2:
For priority 3 and 4 proposals by single applicants are also allowed.
In addition, under the priorities 1 and 2:
In addition, under the priority 3:
In addition, under the priority 4, the applicants must:
|other eligibility criteria|
Whereas several measures and initiatives are listed, it is not requested to include all of them in a single project. Projects with a strong focus are very much valued.
All activities should, both at design and implementation stage, incorporate a gender equality perspective. Thus, applicants are expected to conduct and include in their proposal a gender analysis, which maps the potential different impact of the project and its activities on women and men as well as girls and boys in all their diversity. Thereby, unintended negative effects of the intervention on either gender should be forestalled (do no-harm approach). To this end, applicants are encouraged to consult the key questions listed on the EIGE website when conducting their gender analysis. A gender-sensitive approach should be taken to the identification of best practices, data collection, including sex-disaggregated statistics, and information dissemination. All communication activities should forestall discrimination, victimisation and stereotyping of women and men. Mutual learning, analytical and training activities should incorporate a gender equality perspective, and promote gender balanced participation in trainings.
This topic will cover the following activities:
For priority 4, project activities would in principle include analytical, conceptual, design and elaboration work, IT software development, quality assurance and related auxiliary measures necessary for the establishment of new IT systems, as well as the expansion and adaptation of existing national solutions towards addressing the objectives of priority 4.
Activities relating to project management, communication, promotion and dissemination are also eligible for funding. Activities under this topic, especially where they relate to IT software development (priority 1), will take into account existing solutions such as results from the e-CODEX project, CEF building blocks and ISA2 Core vocabularies.
Proposals with a practical focus are deemed more impactful than mere research proposals. Similarly, proposals that consider in their design and implementation a gender perspective, are deemed more impactful.
Administration & Governance, Institutional Capacity & Cooperation,
Education & Training, Children & Youth, Media,
Justice, Safety & Security
|Relevance for EU Macro-Region||EUSAIR - EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region, EUSALP - EU Strategy for the Alpine Space, EUSBSR - EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, EUSDR - EU Strategy for the Danube Region|
|UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN-SDGs)|
|project duration||12-24 months|
All proposals must be submitted electronically via the Funders & Tenders Portal electronic submission system (accessible via the topic page in the Search Funding & Tenders section). Paper submissions are NOT possible.
Proposals must be complete and contain all parts and mandatory annexes and supporting documents, e.g. plan for the exploitation and dissemination of the results including communication activities, etc.
The application form will have three parts:
Annexes and supporting documents will be directly available in the submission system and must be uploaded as PDF files (or other formats allowed by the system).
Mandatory annexes and supporting documents (templates available to be downloaded from the Portal Submission System, completed, assembled and re-uploaded):
The limit for a full application (Part B) is 45 pages.
For priority 1 (civil matters), priority 3 (EJN civil and criminal) and priority 4 (ECRIS): the EU grant applied for cannot be lower than € 75,000.00. There is no upper limit.
For priority 2 (criminal matters): Project budgets have to range between € 75,000.00 and € 350,000.00 per project.
The grant will be a lump sum grant.
|Call documents|| Justice work programme 2023-2024 (869kB)
Call Document JUST-2023-JCOO (504kB)
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