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Sectors: Citizenship, Culture - Media, Gender equality, Social Affairs, Youth

Beneficiaries: Civil Society Organisations, Media and cultural organisations, Non-profit organisations

Regions: Balkans, Candidate countries, European Union

Category: Call for proposals


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Additional info regions:

– EU member states
– Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Kosovo


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Responsible: European Commission


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Europe for Citizens – Network of Towns – 2020
Funds for: developing networks of towns to make their cooperation more sustainable

Priorities and funded actions:

* To contribute to citizens’ understanding of the Union, its history and diversity;
* To foster European citizenship and to improve conditions for civic and democratic participation at Union level
* To raise awareness of remembrance, common history and values and the Union’s aim that is to promote peace, its values and the well-being of its peoples by stimulating debate, reflection and development of networks;
* To encourage democratic and civic participation of citizens at Union level, by developing citizens’ understanding of the Union policy making-process and promoting opportunities for societal and intercultural engagement and volunteering at Union level.

* Equal access
* Transnationality and local dimension
* Intercultural dialogue
* Volunteering, expression of active european citizenship

Among financed actions
* Integrate a range of activities within at least 4 project events; such Network of Towns’ events are expected to have a defined time-frame and include different types of activities around the subject(s) of common interest to be addressed in the context of the Programme’s objectives or multiannual priorities;
* Must deal with selected themes that are particularly relevant and involve community members active in the subject area (i.e. experts, local associations, citizens and citizens’ groups directly affected by the theme, etc.)
* Events that mobilise citizens across the Europe: a project should involve a minimum of 30% of invited participants. “Invited participants” are travelling delegations from eligible partner countries other than the country hosting an event;
* 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

Additional information
* Initial duration of the action: up to 24 months

* Eligibility:
> For applicants:
– Be: towns/municipalities or their twinning committees or networks; other levels of local/regional authorities; federations/associations of local authorities; non-profit organisations representing local authorities.
– Be non-profit civil society organisations;
> For partners:
– Must involve municipalities from at least 4 eligible countries of which at least two are an EU Member State

* The action must take place in the EU