This Call for Proposals follows the EP Pilot Project "Outline and trial an infrastructure dedicated to the implementation of child rights and protection mechanisms in the online domain based on the GDPR and other existing EU legislation relevant for the child within the online domain". It seeks proposals by a consortium composed of at least 5 legal entities from at least 3 different EU Member States and EEA countries.

Objectives of the Pilot Project

The pilot project shall:

  1. Undertake a large-scale mapping of existing methods of age-verification and obtaining parental consent in the context of online child protection. This mapping should cover methods used in EU Member States, but should also cover widely-used non-EU solutions, both open-source and propriety.
  2. Based on an assessment of the mapping presented to the Commission, design, implement and test an interoperable infrastructure for child online protection including in particular age-verification and obtaining parental consent of users of video-sharing platforms or other similar online services, using different approaches, including for example eID. The infrastructure shall take into consideration the relevant articles of the AVMSD and be designed in a manner compliant with the GDPR and cover a minimum of 3 EU Member States/EEA countries.

Expected results

This pilot project is expected to demonstrate an interoperable technical infrastructure for child protection, including age-verification and parental consent, which should support the implementation of the child protection mechanisms derived from the requirements in the AVMSD and the GDPR.


The total available budget is EUR 1.48 million.

The maximum rate of co-financing is 75% of eligible costs.

The Commission expects to fund 1 proposal.


Deadline for applications: 15 July 2020 17.00 Brussels time
Indicative start date: 1 January 2021
Duration: 18 months

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Related documents

The call for proposals is published on the Funding &Tender Opportunities Portal.