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The EUIPO Observatory has launched a call for proposals - Grants 2021

The EUIPO Observatory has launched the fourth call for proposals to support awareness raising activities on the value of Intellectual Property. Applications must be submitted to the EUIPO using the online application form (e-Form) no later than 08/06/2021 at 13:00 (local time). The EUIPO will organise and record a live online information session, on Thursday, 13 May 2021 which will be accessible afterwards.

Further information and the detailed conditions of this call for proposals and the applicants’ guidelines are available at EUIPO web page.

The eligible applicants must be public or private bodies, registered in one of the 27 Member States for more than 2 years.

The main aim of this fourth call for proposals is to raise awareness on the benefits of protecting intellectual property rights (IPR) and on the damage caused by the infringement of these rights, while highlighting the importance of IP in supporting creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship.

The call’s specific objectives are to:

  • increase knowledge of the value of IP as a tool to protect creativity and innovation by providing concrete and objective information about IP and increasing awareness of the damage caused by IPR infringement;
  • engage priority audiences regarding these issues, taking into account relevant leverage possibilities and especially how audiences expect to be addressed on these matters (non-patronising, objective and neutral) with a view to changing behaviour, reducing the appeal of counterfeiting and piracy.

The 2021 call for proposals is structured around two strands.

Strand 1: reaching children, youth and/or teachers/future teachers through educational activities in academic and non-academic learning environments. The minimum and maximum grant will range from EUR 20 000 to EUR 60 000.

Strand 2: reaching consumers and especially young consumers. The minimum and maximum grant will range from EUR 40 000 to EUR 100 000.

Call notice

Datum novosti: 06/05/2021