Amongst other Funding Opportunities which are available across the board the Funds which are of main interest to the Ministry for Home and Parliamentary Affairs (including its line departments) are contained within the following programmes/instruments:
The Framework Programme ‘Security & Safeguarding Liberties’; and
The Civil Protection Financial Instrument.
Security and Safeguarding Liberties
The Programme is implemented by means of two specific funds:
Prevention of & Fight against Crime (ISEC)
With a budget amounting to ca. 600 million € for the period 2007-2013, this specific programme /fund aims at assisting Member States in carrying out measures related to crime prevention and criminology, law enforcement, protection and support to witnesses, and protection of victims.
Prevention, Preparedness and Consequence management of Terrorism and other security related risks (CIPS)
The main objective of this specific programme/ fund is to support Member States’ efforts in the fight against terrorism and enhance the protection of citizens. The fund, with a budget amounting to ca. 140 million €, shall cover the period 2007-2013.
These two funds are directly managed by the European Commission, which sets out the work programme, publishes calls for proposals and adjudicates projects. The Ministry for Home and Parliamentary Affairs is the national focal point for both Funds.
The Civil Protection Financial Instrument
This Instrument covers three main aspects of civil protection activities: prevention, preparedness and response. It aims to support and complement the efforts of Member States for the protection, primarily of people, but also of the environment and property, including cultural heritage, in the event of natural and man-made disasters, acts of terrorism and technological, radiological or environmental accidents. Furthermore, it intends to facilitate reinforced co-operation between the Member States in the field of civil protection.
Fundamental Rights and Justice
(This programme is aimed at the Justice portfolio, and it will temporarily continue to feature on this website)
The Framework programme is implemented by means of a number of specific programmes/ funds. These are:
Fundamental Rights and Citizenship
These funds are directly managed by the European Commission, which sets out the work programme, publishes calls for proposals and adjudicates projects. The Ministry for Home and Parliamentary Affairs is acting temporarily as the national focal point for three of the five funds, namely Rights and Citizenship, Civil Justice and Criminal Justice.