EUROPE FOR CITIZENS PROGRAMME 2014-2020

FIELDS:
  • Education, Training, Culture and Youth
BUDGET: € 185,47 million (current prices); € 164,3 million (2011 prices)
GENERAL OBJECTIVE:

Under the global aim of contributing to the understanding about the European Union and of promoting civic participation, the programme contributes to strengthen remembrance and enhances capacity for civic participation at the Union level.

SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES:

Raise awareness on remembrance, the Union's history, identity and aim by stimulating debate, reflection and networking; encourage democratic and civic participation of citizens at European Union level, by developing citizens understanding of the Union policy making-process and promoting opportunities for societal engagement and volunteering at Union level.

ELEGIBLE PARTNERS:

Stakeholders promoting European integration, in particular local authorities and organisations, European public policy research organisations (think-tanks), citizens groups and other civil society organisations, and educational and research institutions.

ELEGIBLE COUNTRIES:

Member States; acceding countries, candidate countries and potential candidates; EFTA countries.

SUPPORTED ACTIONS:
  • Meetings, town-twinning;
  • Creation and operations of transnational partnerships and networks;
  • Support for organizations of a general European interest;
  • Community building and debates on citizenship issues based on the use of ICT and/or social media;
  • European Union level events;
  • Debates/studies and interventions on defining moments in European history, in particular to keep the memory alive of the crimes committed under Nazism and Stalinism;Reflection/debates on common values;
  • Initiatives to raise awareness on the EU institutions and their functioning;Actions that exploit and further valorise the results of the supported initiatives;
  • Studies on issues related to citizenship and civic participation;
  • Support of programme information/advice structures in the Member States.
CO-FINANCING:

Town Twinning - 50%,  Civil society organisations

Civil society organisations for European remembrance (strand 1) 70%

Civil society organisations working at European level (strand 2) 70%

European public policy research organisations (think tanks) (strand 1 and 2)  70%

Platforms of pan-European organisations (strand 2) 90%

Action grants awarded to Europe for Citizens Contact Points in Member States and participating countries (ECP) without a call for proposals 50%

RESPONSIBLE BODY: EACEA – Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency
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