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Programme: Hercule III

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Programme
Hercule III
Type of Fund Action programme
Description of programme
"Hercule III"
The general objective of the Hercule III Programme shall be to protect the financial interests of the Union thus enhancing the competitiveness of the Union's economy and ensuring the protection of the taxpayers' money. The specific objective of the Programme shall be to prevent and combat fraud, corruption and any other illegal activities affecting the financial interests of the Union. Hercule III focuses on the following 5 operational objectives:
  1. to improve the prevention and investigation of fraud and other illegal activities beyond current levels by enhancing transnational and multi-disciplinary cooperation
  2. to increase the protection of the financial interests of the Union against fraud, facilitating the exchange of information, experiences and best practices, including staff exchanges
  3. to strengthen the fight against fraud and other illegal activities providing technical and operational support to national investigation, and in particular customs and law enforcement, authorities
  4. to limit the currently known exposure of the financial interests of the Union to fraud, corruption and other illegal activities with a view to reducing the development of an illegal economy in key risk areas such as organised fraud, including cigarette smuggling and counterfeiting
  5. to enhance the degree of development of the specific legal and judicial protection of the financial interests of the Union against fraud by promoting comparative law analysis
Eligible actions under this programme are:
  1. Technical Assistance
  2. Training
  3. Any other action
Link Link to Programme
Thematic Focus Justice, Finances, Security
EU Macro-Regions
Danube Region, Adriatic and Ionian Region, Alpine Region, Baltic Sea Region
Funding area EU Member States
Origin of Applicant EU Member States
Eligible applicants National Government, Federal State / Region / City / Municipality / Local Authority, Research Institution, University, NGO / NPO
Applicant details Applicants can get funding if they promote the strenghtening of action at Union level to protect the financial interests of the Union. Research and educational institutes as well as NGOs/NPOs need to have been established and operating for at least one year before the submission of the proposal.
Type of Funding Grant
Contact Details https://ec.europa.eu/anti-fraud/contacts/general-contacts_en

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