Pericles

FIELDS:
  • Economy, Finance and Tax
  • Justice, Fundamental Rights and Home Affairs
BUDGET: € 1 million per year (Proposal budget)
GENERAL OBJECTIVE:

The general objective of the Programme is to prevent and combat counterfeiting and fraud thus enhancing the competitiveness of the European economy and securing the sustainability of public finances.

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES:

The specific objective of the Programme is to protect the euro banknotes and coins against counterfeiting and related fraud, by supporting and supplement the measures undertaken by the Member States and assisting the competent national and European authorities in their efforts to develop between themselves and with the European Commission a close and regular cooperation, also including third countries and international organisations.

ELEGIBLE PARTNERS:
  • National law enforcement agencies, national central banks, issuing institution, judicial authorities in the public sector;
  • Commercial banks, money exchange offices and the cash-operated industry in the private sector.
CO-FINANCING:

The maximum EU co-financing rate will be of 90 % of eligible costs, in duly substantiated exceptional cases.

RESPONSIBLE BODY: European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF)
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