Closing Date : September 15 2021, Wednesday
Applications are now open for the 3rd Funding Round of Philip Morris International (PMI) IMPACT to support projects dedicated to reducing or preventing illegal trade, and countering its negative consequences for individuals, their families, and communities.
Border Control: Sea, land and air borders play a
central role in deterring illegal trade, and modern equipment and
technologies are necessary to adequately monitor border zones, as well
as effective border control management and policy. This topic includes
- Sub-topic 1.1 - Provision of equipment at the border
- Sub-topic 1.2 - Support to the development of innovative technological solutions
- Sub-topic 1.3 - Border control management and policy
Capacity Building: Capacity building is the process by
which individuals and organizations develop competencies and skills in
order to make them more effective in fulfilling their mission. Two
sub-topics are proposed: training for police and judges and support to
system dynamic models.
- Sub-topic 2.1 - Training for law enforcement and judicial academies
- Sub-topic 2.2 - Development of Systems Dynamic Models on Illegal trade
- Restorative Justice and Victims Protection: Restorative justice programmes (RJP) refer to a range of initiatives to allow victims and offenders and their families to repair the emotional harm caused by a crime. RJP are provided both by the Justice Administration and by non-governmental organizations (NGOs). RJP are based on the fundamental principle that criminal behavior not only violates the law, but also injures victims and the community. RJP is often based on cooperative processes that allows victims and offenders and their families to meet.
- Network Engagements, Awareness Building and International Cooperation: This topic aims at promoting diplomatic engagement through the development of networks and knowledge partnerships. It also aims at increasing international judiciary and law enforcement cooperation. Possible proposals could include public awareness projects, or projects aiming at supporting exchanges of good practices among judiciary and police authorities on issues related to illicit trade.
COVID-19 and the Threat of Illicit Trade: Organized
crime has been active for years in the space of fake medicines, medical
supplies and, most recently, personal protective equipment (PPE).
International law enforcement organizations, such as Europol, and
governmental bodies, such as the US Department of Homeland Security, had
issued warnings on potential risks of organized crime profiting from
the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Sub-topic 5.1 - Innovation and technology
- Sub-topic 5.2 - Public awareness
- PMI IMPACT is open to project proposals from public, private, or non-profit organizations, including governmental organizations, international organizations, associations, academic institutions, and corporations.
Applicants may not be:
- tobacco or electronic cigarette manufacturing companies; or
- controlled by, or belong to, the same group of companies as any tobacco or electronic cigarette manufacturing company.
- Applicants can be based anywhere in the world, however all proposals must address the funding round theme and focus on one of its proposed topics.