On the annual financing of the expenditure of the "Community action programme to promote activities in the field of the protection of the Community's financial interests (Hercule II programme)" for 2012




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COMMISSION DECISION

of 21 February 2012

on the annual financing of the expenditure
of the "Community action programme to promote activities in the field of the protection of the Community's financial interests (Hercule II programme)" for 2012


(C(2012)1057)

THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Decision No 804/2004/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 April 2004 establishing a Community action programme to promote activities in the field of the protection of the Community's financial interests12,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 1605/2002 of 25 June 2002 on the Financial Regulation applicable to the general budget of the European Communities3 (hereinafter referred to as the 'Financial Regulation'), and in particular Article 75 thereof,

Having regard to Commission Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 2342/2002 of 23 December 2002 laying down detailed rules for the implementation of Council Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 1605/2002 on the Financial Regulation applicable to the general budget of the European Communities4 (hereinafter referred to as the 'Implementing Rules'), and in particular Article 90 thereof,

Whereas:

  1. In accordance with Article 75 of the Financial Regulation and Article 90(1) of the Implementing Rules, the commitment of expenditure from the European Union budget must be preceded by a financing decision setting out the essential elements of the action involving expenditure; the decision is adopted by the institution or the authorities to which powers have been delegated by the institution.

  2. In accordance with Article 110 of the Financial Regulation, an annual work programme for grants must be adopted.

  3. Since the 2012 work programme is a sufficiently detailed framework within the meaning of Article 90(2) and (3) of the Implementing Rules, this decision constitutes a financing decision for the expenditure provided for in the work programme for grants and procurement.

  4. This financing decision covers any default interest under Article 83 of the Financial Regulation and Article 106(5) of the Implementing Rules.

  5. The term 'substantial change' within the meaning of Article 90(4) of the Implementing Rules should be defined for the purposes of this decision.

HAS DECIDED AS FOLLOWS:

Article 1

The annual work programme to implement the Hercule II programme, as set out in the Annex, is adopted. It shall constitute a financing decision within the meaning of Article 75 of the Financial Regulation.

Article 2

The maximum contribution of the Union for the implementation of the programme is set at €14 250 000, to be financed from budget line 24.0201 of the General Budget of the European Union for 2012.

The appropriations in question may also cover default interest.

Article 3

Cumulated changes in allocations to specific actions not exceeding 20% of the maximum contribution authorised by this Decision are not considered to be substantial provided that they do not significantly affect the nature and objective of the work programme.

The authorising officer responsible may adopt such changes in accordance with the principles of sound financial management and proportionality.

Done at Brussels,

For the Commission


Member of the Commission


ANNEX

"Community action programme to promote activities in the field of the protection of the Community's financial interests (Hercule II programme)" Work programme for 2012

1.Basic act


The Hercule II programme, adopted by Decision No 878/2007/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 July 2007 amending and extending Decision No 804/2004/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 April 2004, promotes activities designed to strengthen Union action with regard to the prevention and combating of fraud affecting the financial interests of the Union, including the fight against cigarette smuggling and counterfeiting.

2.General objective of the programme


The legal basis defines the objectives of the programme as follows:

a) enhancing transnational and multidisciplinary cooperation between Member States' authorities, the Commission and OLAF;

b) building networks throughout the Member States, acceding countries and candidate countries – in accordance with a memorandum of understanding – to facilitate the exchange of information, experience and best practice, while also respecting the distinct traditions of each Member State;

c) providing technical and operational support for the law enforcement agencies of the Member States in their fight against illegal cross-border activities, emphasising support for customs authorities;

d) without undermining operational effectiveness, striking a geographical balance by including, if possible, all Member States, acceding countries and candidate countries – in accordance with a memorandum of understanding – in the activities financed under the programme;

e) multiplying and intensifying the measures in the areas identified as the most sensitive, particularly in the field of cigarette smuggling and counterfeiting.

3.Budget:


For this programme, the Commission has proposed a total budget for 2012 of €14 250 000, allocated from budget line 24.0201: Operational programmes in the fight against fraud – Hercule II.

4.General activities supported by the programme and sectors of activity


For the purposes of the Hercule II programme ('the basic act'), the following activities by the relevant bodies are likely to contribute to the strengthening and effectiveness of Union action:

  • organisation of seminars and conferences;

  • promotion of scientific studies on Union policies relating to the protection of the Union’s financial interests;

  • coordination of activities relating to the protection of the Union's financial interests (meetings);

  • training and raising awareness, including in connection with joint surveillance operations;

  • promoting exchanges of specialised staff;

  • development and supply of specific IT tools, data-processing;

  • technical assistance, including the purchase of equipment;

  • promoting and strengthening the exchange of data;

  • provision of information and support for activities relating to access to information, data and data sources;

  • purchase of specialised technical hardware and technical support for the monitoring of illegal activities in the field of the fight against fraud.

These activities come under one of the programme's three sectors of activity listed below:

  • technical assistance to national authorities in the field of the fight against fraud, including the fight against cigarette smuggling and counterfeiting;

  • training and organisation of seminars and conferences in the field of the fight against fraud, including the fight against cigarette smuggling and counterfeiting5;

  • IT support to national authorities in the field of the fight against fraud, including the fight against cigarette smuggling and counterfeiting.

5.Expected results


All the activities supported under this annual work programme will contribute to the achievement of the Hercule II objectives, especially through:

  • improved transnational and multidisciplinary cooperation between the authorities of the Member States, the Commission and OLAF;

  • the creation of networks in the Member States and acceding and candidate countries, in accordance with memoranda of understanding, to facilitate the exchange of information, experience and best practices, while respecting the traditions of each Member State;

  • technical and operational support offered to national law-enforcement agencies in Member States in the field of combating illegal cross-border activities, in particular support to customs authorities;

  • extension of the geographical scope, without weakening operational capacity, to include, if required, all Member States and acceding and candidate countries, as set out in memoranda of understanding, in all activities financed under the programme;

  • extending and strengthening measures in areas identified as particularly sensitive, especially cigarette smuggling and counterfeiting.

6.Beneficiaries


In addition to beneficiaries and bodies located in the Member States, participation in the Union action programme shall be open to those located in:

  1. acceding countries;

  2. candidate countries associated with the European Union, on the basis of the conditions stipulated in the association agreements or their additional protocols on participation in Union programmes concluded or to be concluded with those countries.

The basic act identifies the following potential beneficiaries:

  1. all national or regional administrations which promote the strengthening of Union action to protect its financial interests;

  2. all research and education institutes that have had legal personality for at least one year, are established and operating in a Member State or in a country outside the Union and that promote the strengthening of Union action to protect its financial interests;

  3. all non-profit-making bodies that have had legal personality for at least one year, are legally established in a Member State or country outside the Union and promote the strengthening of Union action to protect its financial interests.

7.Technical assistance for the fight against fraud (Implementing the work programme):


Combating fraud against the EU's revenue and expenditure is a priority policy at EU level.

The Commission contributes to the purchase of special equipment and to the provision of technical assistance for combating fraud, including cigarette smuggling and counterfeiting, by awarding grants to national departments or other public agencies so that they can organise such activities themselves.

Grants in this sector may not exceed 50% of the total eligible expenditure and must be covered by a grant agreement in accordance with Article 160e of the Implementing Rules.

As a general rule, if there are insufficient funds available for all projects selected for funding following an evaluation, these projects will, if appropriate, be reconsidered in the next evaluation.

7.1.Specific objectives and action to be taken:

7.1.1.Technical support for national authorities' use of special investigative tools and methods in the fight against fraud and corruption, and technical support to strengthen inspections of containers and trucks at the EU's external borders, including the fight against cigarette smuggling and counterfeiting.


    1. Action to be taken: Supporting the reinforcement of the Member States capacities and logistics allocated to the technical operational support units in the fight against fraud; in particular the actions aimed at setting up or improving automated container-code recognition systems and automated number plate recognition systems or upgrading of existing systems.

    2. Date of publication of calls for proposals on OLAF's website: End of March 2012.

    3. Deadlines for submission of proposals: 31.5.2012 and 1.9.2012.

    4. Total budget: €3 750 000, of which €2 000 000 for the first deadline and the balance6 for the second deadline.

7.1.2.Technical support for detecting the presence of cigarettes and tobacco.


    1. Action to be taken: Supporting the reinforcement of the Member States capacities and logistics to facilitate the fight against illicit trade in tobacco products.

    2. Date of publication of calls for proposals on OLAF's website: end of September 2012.

    3. Deadline for submission of proposals: 30.11.2012.

    4. Budget: €3 300 000.

7.1.3.Analysis of cigarette/tobacco samples


    1. Action to be taken: The signature of a specific contract under the framework contract concluded with SOI Ltd, established in the United Kingdom, and signed on June 25th, 2011.

      The framework contract for analytical services is to support the work of OLAF and the Member States in relation to anti-contraband and anti-counterfeiting of tobacco products. Such analysis would include for example the "finger-printing" of cigarettes to establish which machine the cigarettes were made on and tests on the chemical additives in processed tobacco. The reason this should be done at European and not national level is so that seizures of cigarettes can be linked (eg because they have been produced by the same machine or contain identical tobacco).

    2. Date of signature of specific contract: first half of 2012

    3. Budget: €300,000

7.2.Selection and award criteria for calls for proposals


All requests for financing must be submitted to OLAF under the conditions specified in the basic act and in accordance with the calls for proposals.

Each request must be presented together with:

  • an official grant application form, duly filled in and signed;

  • the relevant supporting documents.

The proposals will be evaluated by an evaluation committee, which will submit its opinion to the authorising officer responsible based on the following selection and award criteria:

7.2.1.Selection criterion


For this sector of activity, only national or regional administrations which promote the strengthening of EU action to protect its financial interests are eligible.

Operational and financial capacity of the applicant to implement the project.

7.2.2.Award criteria


The award criteria are those laid down in the basic act, and will be specified in the relevant calls for proposals:

  • consistency of the proposal with OLAF's objectives in the technical assistance field;

  • degree of preparation and organisation of the measure, and the clarity and precision of its objectives, design and planning;

  • cost-effectiveness: the project's cost should be consistent with its objectives;

  • cross-sector nature of the proposal;

  • compatibility of the project with the work carried out or planned in connection with the EU's policy priorities for preventing fraud against the EU budget (prevention, information analysis, methods of cooperation, etc.);

  • compatibility of the project with similar projects in other Member States and other national law enforcement and customs agencies;

  • possibility that the results can be used (e.g. through targeted distribution) to enhance cooperation and effectiveness in the field of the fight against fraud.

If several projects have equal merit in the light of these award criteria, funding priority may also be given to:

  • proposals that are international and deal with cooperation throughout the European Union;

  • proposals that make fair geographical distribution possible;

  • applicants who have not received grants in previous years for the same or a similar project.

7.3.Specific results expected from EU funding


Qualitative improvement of anti-fraud measures, including measures to combat cigarette smuggling and counterfeiting, by putting in place technical equipment and inspection systems, supporting the operational work of national services involved in this area and exchanging technical know-how.

8.Training, seminars and conferences – operational part (Implementing the work programme)


To be supported by the Commission, measures must have an impact on operational activities relating to the protection of the Union's financial interests, including cigarette smuggling and counterfeiting. The following measures in particular are concerned:

  • general and technical training (grants and procurement);

  • organisation of conferences and seminars (grants and procurement);

  • financing of studies in the field of cigarette smuggling and counterfeiting (grants).

In particular, the training measures assisted by the Commission (OLAF) through the award of grants or through procurement will help prevent fraud against the Union’s financial interests, including the fight against cigarette smuggling and counterfeiting, by encouraging exchanges of experience between the authorities of the Member States and the dissemination of general and operational knowledge in the fields concerned.

They are also intended to create networks between Member States, accession countries, candidate countries and third countries in order to facilitate exchanges of information, experience and best practices, while respecting the traditions of each Member State.

The participation of representatives of third countries provided for in Article 2d of Decision 804/2004/EC, as amended by Decision 878/2007/EC, is also encouraged.

Grants in this sector may not exceed 80% of the total eligible costs and must be covered by a grant agreement in accordance with Article 160e of the Implementing Rules.

As a general rule, if there are insufficient funds available for all projects selected for funding following an evaluation, these projects will, if appropriate, be reconsidered in the next evaluation.

8.1.Specific objectives and action to be taken:

8.1.1.Financial support (co-financing) for training and various cooperation measures in the area of the fight against fraud, including the fight against cigarette smuggling and counterfeiting.


    1. Actions to be taken: Any kind of activity, such as seminars, conferences or training measures, which are aimed at:

      • creating a forum for the exchange of experience, information and best practices between competent national authorities, including exchanges of staff;

      • providing opportunities to facilitate, encourage and develop cooperation between the various partners in the fight against fraud, including cigarette smuggling and counterfeiting, and against corruption;

      • encouraging joint activities organised by the national authorities;

      • developing common methods of preventing fraud and corruption, and promoting better knowledge of these areas;

      • facilitating the analysis and exchange of information in the field of the protection of the Union's financial interests, including the fight against cigarette smuggling and counterfeiting;

      • promoting and supporting over time a vigorous and vigilant approach to the design of measures to prevent and combat fraud.

    2. Date of publication of calls for proposals on OLAF's website: end of February 2012.

    3. Deadlines for submission of proposals: May 2012. An eventual second call will be launched, in September 2012, in case the budget is not exhausted after this call.

    4. Total budget: €1 000 000.

8.1.2.Organisation of training and various cooperation measures in the area of the fight against fraud, including the fight against cigarette smuggling and counterfeiting.


    1. Actions to be taken: By way of indication, there will be 10 conferences in 2012.

      In implementing these actions, OLAF may choose to:

      • use the services of a firm specialised in organising events through OLAF's framework contract signed on August 10th, 2011 with reference D7/OLAF/2011/39;

      • when justified in terms of cost-effectiveness, launch specific calls for tenders for services relating to transport, accommodation, publications and any other services required for the smooth running of a conference, meeting or training course and other expenditure associated with the organisation of these activities.

    2. Total budget: €1 450 000.

8.1.3.Organisation of training on forensic computing.


    1. Actions to be taken: Organisation of two technical training courses on forensic computing in the second and third quarter of 2012. These courses will be organised jointly by the Commission (OLAF) and the Bundeskriminalamt (BKA). The BKA is the only police authority in Europe accredited by the International Association of Computer Investigators (IACIS) to organise the training courses in question.

      This cooperation will be formalised by a service contract setting out the obligations and commitments of the two parties. The BKA will not earn any profit.

    2. Total budget: €600 000.

8.1.4.Organisation of technical training courses on image interpretation for scanning.


    1. Actions to be taken: Organisation of two training courses on image interpretation for scanner operators.

    2. Budget: €200 000.

8.2.Selection and award criteria for calls for proposals


All requests for financing must be submitted to OLAF under the conditions specified in the basic act and in accordance with the calls for proposals.

Each request must be presented together with:

  • an official grant application form, duly filled in and signed;

  • the relevant supporting documents.

The proposals will be evaluated by an evaluation committee which will submit its opinion to the authorising officer responsible based on the following selection and award criteria:

8.2.1.Selection criterion


Operational and financial capacity of the applicant to implement the project.

8.2.2.Award criteria


Grants will be awarded within the available budget, in order of priority, on the basis of the following award criteria:

  • consistency of the proposed activity with the objectives set out in the basic act;

  • transnational character and EU added value;

  • degree of preparation and organisation of the project, and the clarity and precision of its objectives, design (including timetable) and planning;

  • Proportionality between the proposed activity's costs and benefits;

  • feasibility of the proposed activity, i.e. the practical prospects of carrying it out using the proposed resources;

  • cost-effectiveness: the project's cost should be consistent with its objectives. Its cross-sector and cross-border aspects will be taken into consideration;

  • complementarity between the proposed activity and other activities for which grants are awarded;

  • compatibility with the work carried out or planned in connection with the European Union's policy priorities for preventing fraud against the EU budget (especially the fight against corruption, enlargement of the Union);

  • possibility that the results can be used (e.g. through targeted distribution) to enhance cooperation and effectiveness in the field of fraud prevention.

In the evaluation of a project for which EU funding is requested, special attention will be paid to the clarity and precision of the budget estimate submitted, the transnational character of the activity and the level of detail of the programme. If several projects have equal merit in the light of these award criteria, OLAF will:

  • endeavour to ensure a fair geographical distribution of all the projects;

  • give priority to applicants who have not already received a grant from OLAF in previous years for a similar measure (subject, target audience);

  • give priority to measures relating to the various sectors of investigation most frequently covered by OLAF's operations (structural funds, direct expenditure, external aid, customs and agriculture).

8.3.Specific results expected from EU funding


In the context of effective and efficient use of the funds provided, the following results are expected:

  • enhanced cooperation and exchange of information between the various partners at national, international and EU level;

  • improved knowledge of OLAF and its working methods in the Member States, accession countries and candidate countries;

  • identification of shortcomings in the systems for preventing and combating fraud, with a view to rectifying them;

  • improvement of the expertise of those involved in the prevention and detection of fraud;

  • optimal dissemination of the results among a broader public.

9.Training, seminars and conferences – legal part (Implementing the work programme)

9.1.Specific objectives and action to be taken:

9.1.1.Specific objectives:


The Commission's financial contribution to support for measures under the legal part of the training, conferences and seminars sector particularly furthers the enhancement of the degree of development of the specific legal and judicial protection of the financial interests against fraud, by promoting in particular comparative law analysis.

Grants in this sector may not exceed 90% of the total eligible expenditure and must be covered by a grant agreement in accordance with Article 160e of the Implementing Rules.

As a general rule, if there are insufficient funds available for all projects selected for funding following an evaluation, these projects will, if appropriate, be reconsidered in the next evaluation.

9.1.2.Actions to be taken:


  • organisation of seminars and conferences;

  • studies in comparative law;

  • dissemination, including publication, of scientific knowledge concerning the protection of the EU's financial interests;

  • publication and distribution of a scientific periodical on the protection of the EU's financial interests;

  • organisation of the annual meeting of the chairpersons of the European Lawyers Associations (for the protection of the financial interests of the EU).

In particular, the priority topics for funding in 2012 for a conference, seminar or comparative law study relating to the protection of the financial interests of the EU, including the fight against cigarette smuggling and counterfeiting, are as follows:

  1. Future development of OLAF and other European bodies in charge with the protection of the financial interests of the EU (past experience and forward-looking suggestions).

  2. Legal aspects of the cooperation between OLAF and all anti-fraud agencies, including the customs, police and judicial authorities.

  3. Law and administrative practices relating to the fight against fraud in the Member States, including inspections and penalties in relation to VAT, in particular cooperation between fiscal and judicial authorities to investigate VAT fraud.

  4. Law and administrative practices relating to OLAF investigations, with special reference to procedural guarantees.

  5. Law and administrative practices in the field of fraud prevention, in particular blacklisting and early-warning system procedures.

  6. Penalties and limitation periods:

    1. comparative law study on the impact of limitation periods on the protection of financial interests under criminal law, and the relation between criminal law procedures and limitation periods for recovery;

    2. administrative penalties, disciplinary penalties and criminal penalties notably in the field of customs and smuggling and the relation between such and the procedures for applying them, taking into account administrative penalties in criminal law procedures and vice versa.

  7. National and/or EU rules on evaluating the financial dimension of fraud against the Union's financial interests and recovery of funds.

  8. Mechanisms to facilitate the gathering of evidence, before and after the investigation and during the trial, and in particular various forms of voluntary declaration (disclosure, Selbstanzeige, etc.), with regard to the protection of the EU's financial interests.

  9. Prospects for criminal law at EU level regarding the protection of the EU's financial interests:

    1. approaches to specify the relations between national and European law for better synergies between the legislators and the authorities at a national and an EU level;

    2. liability of company directors in a comparative criminal law context;

    3. same treatment for European and national officials.

  10. Enhance the use of exchange of information on suspicious transactions and its effectiveness for anti-fraud purposes:

    1. banking secrecy, fiduciary secrecy and tax secrecy (Steuergeheimnis) and effective (administrative or judicial) assistance with regard to economic crime;

    2. transnational corporate structures and enhanced (criminal and civil) liability for financial offences.

9.1.3.Date of publication of calls for proposals on OLAF's website:


End of March 2012.

9.1.4.Deadlines for submission of proposals:


15.5.2012 and 30.9.2012.

9.1.5.Budget:


Total budget: €700 000, of which €400 000 for the first deadline and the balance7 for the second deadline.

9.2.Selection and award criteria for calls for proposals


All requests for financing must be submitted to OLAF under the conditions specified in the basic act and in accordance with the calls for proposals.

Each request must be submitted together with:

  • an official grant application form, duly filled in and signed;

  • the relevant supporting documents.

The proposals will be evaluated by an evaluation committee which will submit its opinion to the authorising officer responsible based on the following selection and award criteria:

9.2.1.Selection criterion


Operational and financial capacity of the applicant to implement the project.

9.2.2.Award criteria


Grants will be awarded within the available budget, in order of priority, on the basis of the following award criteria:

  • consistency of the proposed activity with the objectives set out in the basic act;

  • complementarity between the activity proposed and other activities for which grants are awarded;

  • feasibility of the proposed activity, i.e. the practical prospects of carrying it out using the proposed resources;

  • proportionality between the proposed activity's costs and benefits;

  • added value of the activity proposed;

  • size of the target audience;

  • compatibility of the proposed measure with the programme, and the quality of its subject-matter.

If several projects have equal merit in the light of these award criteria, funding priority may be given to:

  • proposals that are transnational and multidisciplinary;

  • proposals that make fair geographical distribution possible;

  • applicants who have not received a grant in previous years for a similar project.

9.3.Specific results expected from EU funding


  • organisation of at least several seminars and conferences on the priority topics identified above and described in the calls for proposals;

  • production of at least a study that help the Commission (OLAF) identify measures to protect the EU's financial interests;

  • production of at least one scientific study that can serve to stimulate debate on one of the priority topics identified above and described in the calls for proposals or invitation to tender;

  • translation of at least one text of interest with regard to the protection of the EU's financial interests;

  • promotion of the dissemination of scientific knowledge relating to the protection of the EU's financial interests and the results of the measures referred to above;

  • publication of a periodical on the protection of the EU's financial interests;

  • organisation of an annual meeting of the chairpersons of the European Lawyers Associations (for the protection of the financial interests of the European EU).

10.IT support sector (Implementing the work programme)


EU funding in this sector is aimed at supporting measures such as the development and supply of specific IT tools and data exchange and processing relating to the protection of the EU's financial interests, including the fight against cigarette smuggling and counterfeiting.

Procurement can also be organised for the purchase of technical IT tools and services to analyse the origin of goods and exchange relevant information in this area.

10.1.Specific objectives and action to be taken:

10.1.1.Ensure that Member States have access to strategic information in support of investigations


    1. Actions to be taken: Renewal of the existing eleven subscriptions to databases providing, in particular, basic and detailed worldwide information on companies, cargos, ship movements and cargo manifests, as well as trade figures on imports and exports and on specific countries, in order to ensure that OLAF and the Member States have access to the strategic and operational information necessary for their investigations.

      The acquisition of and access to other sources of information in response to requests from analysts or to fraud prevention requirements, particularly in the customs and agricultural sectors, may also be eligible for funding.

      Up to 10% of the budget available for the renewal of existing subscriptions to databases and the acquisition of and access to other sources of information as specified above may be used by OLAF for optimising the management and operational use of these databases and for offering user support, in a way that best responds to the ad hoc needs of the Member States.

    2. Date of publication of possible calls for tender: Given the nature of the information in an operational intelligence context, it is not possible to establish the number of new subscriptions that may be needed or the timetable for acquiring them. OLAF may decide to negotiate case by case the acquisition of specific databases that cover its information needs.

    3. Budget: €2 200 000.

10.1.2.Develop specific IT tools for data analysis


    1. Actions to be taken: Conclusion and/or extension of administrative arrangements with the Joint Research Centre (JRC), covering, for example, the Contraffic project and further development of the AMT project. Providing technical and scientific assistance to develop and supply specific IT tools for intelligence purposes.

    2. Budget: €500 000.

10.1.3.Analysis of seized counterfeit cigarettes to determine the origin and create a database to analyse trade flows of counterfeit cigarettes in relation to genuine cigarettes.


    1. Actions to be taken: Purchase of technical and scientific services which make it possible to determine the origin of cigarettes which have been seized.

    2. Date of publication on OLAF's website: None. These services will be provided by a British scientific institution which holds the intellectual property rights over a unique method of analysing tobacco products based on the presence of some 20 chemical elements and over a reference database.

    3. Deadline for submission of proposals: -.

    4. Budget: €250 000.

10.2.Specific results expected from EU funding


  • ensure that Member States and OLAF have access to the strategic and operational information necessary for their investigations;

  • enhance cooperation and exchange of information between the various partners at national, international and EU level;

  • provide Member states with specific IT tools for intelligence and detection of fraud purposes.

11.Follow-up arrangements


Once the subsidised measure has been carried out, and in accordance with the grant agreements signed between the beneficiary and the European Commission, evaluation and technical implementation reports will have to be submitted to OLAF.

In addition, as part of the anti-fraud technical assistance, OLAF will require from the beneficiary, once the measure has been carried out, a financial report on the subsidised measures and a report on the use of the materials acquired by means of the grant. The latter report will have to be produced on a form made available by OLAF. Where a financial contribution is for the purchase of special equipment, the Commission will carry out ex-post inspections.

1OJ L 143, 30.4.2004, p. 9.

2Hereinafter referred to as the 'Hercule II programme'

3OJ L 248, 16.9.2002, p. 1.

4OJ L 357, 31.12.2002, p. 1.

5This sector includes an operational part and a legal part.

6Budget increased by any appropriations not allocated during the first evaluation.

7Budget increased by any appropriations not allocated during the first evaluation.

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