European Funds, an important financing tool
It allows the different Member States (MS) to return a large part of the budget of the projects implemented in the field of security thanks to the Work Programmes that regulate these funds.
The SGSICS is responsible, among other functions, for presenting and managing the return of European funds for those systems for which it is responsible or in which it has a financial participation.
Over the last few years, the SGSICS, on behalf of the Ministry of the Interior, has been and is the beneficiary of various European funds with the aim of maintaining the security of citizens, protecting the Schengen area from illegal immigration and cross-border crime, and promoting the digital transformation of society, the economy and public administrations in the European Union (EU). These funds have been implemented since 2007 through different tools and are expected not only to continue, but also to address new challenges.
The implementation of European funds is carried out with the aim of obtaining the highest possible economic return to enable the future implementation of other projects. In particular, a total of 142 million euros has been returned through European funds.
Internal Security Fund. Maintaining public security, protecting the Schengen area from illegal immigration and other crimes.Internal Security Fund
Digital Europe Programme. For the digital transformation of society, the economy and public administrations.Digital Europe Programme Fund
Different European Funds available. of which SGSICS is a beneficiary and which address new challenges.Other European Funds