Joint enforcement actions under the multi-annual action plan for the surveillance of products in the EU

1. OBJECTIVES AND DESCRIPTION

The objective of the call is to implement Action 9 of the Communication of the Commission about ’20 actions for safer and compliant products for Europe: a multi-annual action plan for the surveillance of products in the EU’ [COM(2013)76] .

Action 9 concerns joint enforcement actions to which the Commission will provide financial support. The main objective is to enhance the efficiency of market surveillance by improving the coordination of the practical enforcement activities.  

Therefore, the Commission wants to support joint market surveillance actions and other projects that contribute to a more efficient and effective market surveillance for products within the internal market. 

2. ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS

Applicants must be established in one of the following countries:

  • the 28 countries of the European Union

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  • the EEA EFTA countries: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland

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3. BUDGET AND PROJECT DURATION

The total budget earmarked for the co-financing of projects is estimated at 540.000 euros. Financial assistance from the Commission cannot exceed 95 %of the total eligible costs.

The maximum duration of projects is 36 months.

Maximum EU financing rate of eligible costs: The contribution will, in principle, be up to 95% of the total cost of the action.

Financial contributions for up to 80% are permitted for joint actions with the participation of bodies from 3 or more Member States and EEA countries. Financial contributions up to 95% are permitted for joint actions with the participation of bodies from 10 or more Member States and EEA countries.

4. CALL for PROPOSALS

The full text of the call for proposals is available hereunder (see below).

The application forms are available here.

Applications must comply with the requirements set out in the full text and be submitted using the forms provided.

Please read the Guide for Applicants (see below) very carefully before starting the electronic submission. You will also find the SEP Guide for Submission on the SEP website.

Please note that the deadline for electronic submission is 29 September 2016, 17.00 hours (Brussels time).

As additional information (including the updated list of the call’s questions & answers) shall be posted on this webpage during the publication stage, we encourage you to visit this page regularly.

Questions on this call for proposals can be submitted in writing by sending an e-mail to: GROW-CFP-16-1123@ec.europa.eu