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Sectors: Citizenship, Local development, Public Management, Town planning

Beneficiaries: Administrations States, Local and Regional authorities

Regions: Candidate countries, European Economic Area, European Union

Category: Call for proposals

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WE funding – Europe for citizens – Foster…
Funds for: fostering European citizenship and to improve conditions for civic and democratic participation at european level
Main beneficiaries: Towns, local and regional authorities, non-profit organisations representing local authorities

Responsible: European commission

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Funds for: fostering European citizenship and to improve conditions for civic and democratic participation at european level
Main beneficiaries: Towns, local and regional authorities, non-profit organisations representing local authorities

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives
* To foster European citizenship and to improve conditions for civic and democratic participation at Union level;
* 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

Priorities
* Debate the future of Europe and speak out against Euroscepticism;
* Promoting solidarity between citizens, cross-border solidarity between Member States in times of crisis;
* Promote intercultural dialogue and mutual understanding and combat the stigmatisation of migrants and minority groups

Among financed actions
* Integrate a range of activities around the subject(s) of common interest to be addressed in the context of the Programme’s objectives or multiannual priorities; 
* Have defined target groups for which the selected themes 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.); 
* Mobilise citizens across the Europe:  a project should involve a minimum of 30% of invited participants. “Invited participants” are international participants sent by the eligible partners;
* 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
* This call for proposals is an open call for proposals

* Initial duration of the project : up to 24 months

* Eligibility:
– 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. The other organisations involved in the project can also be non-profit Civil Society Organisations;
–  A project must involve municipalities from at least 4 eligible countries of which at least two are an EU Member State
– Applicants must be established in:
> the Member States of the European Union;
> Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Kosovo;
> the EFTA countries party to the EEA Agreement