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Prevention, preparedness and consequence management of terrorism and other security related risks

Prevention, preparedness and consequence management of terrorism and other security related risks

Specific programme Prevention, preparedness and consequence management of terrorism and other security related risks (CIPS) was created on the basis of Council Decision 2007/124/JHA of 12 February 2007 as an element of the General Programme on Security and Safeguarding Liberties.

CIPS is aimed at supporting Member States’ efforts to prevent, prepare for, and to protect people and critical infrastructure against terrorist attacks and other security related incidents.

CIPS’s objectives include stimulating, promoting, and developing measures on prevention, preparedness and consequence management based, inter alia, on comprehensive threat and risk assessments, subject to the supervision by the Member States and with due regard to existing Community competence in that matter. CIPS is also aimed at preventing or reducing risks linked with terrorism and other security related risks.

The Programme is targeted at law enforcement agencies, other public and/or private bodies, actors and institutions, including local, regional and national authorities, social partners, universities, statistical offices, non–governmental organisations, public–private partnerships and relevant international bodies. Access to the Programme is open to bodies and organisations with legal personality established in the Member States.

Financial support is provided in the following forms, on terms and conditions specified in annual work programmes:

  1. projects initiated and managed by the Commission with a European dimension;
  2. transnational projects, which involve partners in at least two Member States, or at least one Member State and one other country which may either be an acceding or a candidate country;
  3. national projects within Member States, which:
    1. prepare or complement transnational projects and/or Union actions (starter measures);
    2. contribute to developing innovative methods and/or technologies with a potential for transferability to actions at Union level, or develop such methods or technologies with a view to transferring them to other Member States and/or other country which may either be an acceding or a candidate country;
  4. operating grants for non-governmental organisations pursuing on a non-profit basis objectives of the Programme on a European dimension.

As a rule, supported measures need to be of non–material nature – the purchase of equipment is acceptable only in exceptional situations, when its objective is not related with upgrading the facilities. Typical projects include, among others, the development of knowledge networks, information banks, systemic concepts, international training and conferences, studies related to counteracting terrorism and crime.

To implement the programmes, in 2007–2013 the European Commission, by the end of September, adopts annual work programmes, specifying their specific objectives, thematic priorities, description of accompanying measures and, where necessary, a list of other actions. EU grants are provided following the call for proposals, except for justified, exceptional and emergency cases or where a potential beneficiary holds a monopoly in a given area.

European Commission finalized calls for proposals within CIPS programe due to the fact that new Multiannual Financial Framework has been established for 2014 – 2020 and new funds were made available in the area of the Homme Affairs (see archive webpage of CIPS programme)