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About the programme

The EU Anti-Fraud Programme (2021-2027) has the following general objectives:

  • protecting the financial interests of the European Union by supporting action to combat irregularities, fraud and corruption affecting the EU budget
  • supporting mutual assistance between administrative authorities in EU Member States
  • ensuring the correct application of the law on customs and agricultural matters by supporting cooperation between administrative authorities in EU Member States and the European Commission

The programme provides funding, in particular for technical and operational investigation equipment, specialised training and research activities, to support the protection of EU financial interests. The funding is provided in the form of grants, procurement and administrative arrangements.

Eligible entities for grants are public authorities (from EU Member States or associated third countries), research and educational institutes, non-profit-making entities and any legal entity created under EU law or any international organisation.

Programme website

Funding opportunities

How to apply

Learn how to propose a project, and how the project selection process works.

Who is eligible

Learn more about the types of opportunities available through this programme, and who can apply.

Calls for tender

Open and upcoming calls for tender related to the EU Anti-Fraud Programme.

Funded projects and results

Budget and performance

Includes performance highlights, key performance indicators, and the performance framework and assessment.

Programme performance webpage

Programme features

Programme duration


Lead Directorate-General
Predecessor programme

AFIS, Hercule III

Management mode

Direct and indirect management

MFF heading

Single Market, Innovation and Digital


Single Market

Climate contribution

No target set in the legal basis ()

Total budget 2021-2027

€ 181 million () (current prices)