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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 strand will support activities that cover civic participation in the broadest sense with a particular focus on activities directly linked to Union policies, with a view to concretely participate in the Union policy-making process in areas related to the objectives of the Programme.

Priorities and funded actions:

– This measure aims at supporting projects bringing together a wide range of partner towns in a town twinning event around topics in line with the objectives of the Programme and taking into consideration the multi-annual priorities. By mobilising citizens at local and Union levels to debate on concrete issues from the European political agenda, this measure will seek to promote civic participation in the Union policy making process and develop opportunities for societal engagement and volunteering at Union level;
– Twinning must be understood in largo sensu, thus referring to the municipalities which signed or are engaged to sign twinning agreements as well as to the municipalities having other forms of partnerships fostering their cooperation and cultural links