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Sectors: Citizenship, Culture - Media, Education - Training, Information

Beneficiaries: Federations Unions, Local and Regional authorities, Non-profit organisations

Regions: Balkans, Candidate countries, European Economic Area, European Union

Category: Call for proposals


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Responsible: European Commission


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This call for proposals aims at providing funding to municipalities and associations working together on a common theme in a long term perspective, and wishing to develop networks of towns to make their cooperation more sustainable.

Priorities and funded actions:

– To foster European citizenship and improve conditions for civic and democratic participation at EU level
– To encourage democratic participation of citizens at EU level
– To develop citizens’ understanding of the Union policy making-process
– To suppport citizens’s concrete participation in the EU policy-making process

2014 priorities
– To deepen the debate on the future of Europe and contribute to setting up a European public space where European issues are discussed and debated from a European standpoint
– To deal with citizen’s participation in the democratic life of the EU, ranging from local democracy to the empowerment of citizens to play a full part in EU policy
– To integrate a range of activities around the subject(s) of common interest to be addressed in the context of the Programme’s objectives or annual priorities 
– To have defined target groups for which the selected themes are particularly relevant and involve community members active in the subject area
– To serve as a basis for future initiatives and actions between the towns involved, on the issues addressed or possibly on further issues of common interest
– To develop opportunities for mutual understanding, intercultural learning, solidarity, societal engagement and volunteering at Union level

Among financed actions
– Development of town twinning aiming at developing thematic and long-lasting cooperation between towns en lien avec la participation des citoyens à la vie démocratique de l’UE