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

Beneficiaries: Development NGOs, Federations Unions, Non-profit organisations, Training centres, Universities

Regions: European Union

Category: Call for proposals

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Responsible: European Commission

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This call for proposals, from the European Commission Representation in the United Kingdom, aims to promote debate on current EU policy priorities.

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Objectives
– To raise awareness and understanding of issues relating to the EU’s policy and communication priorities through public events and debates
– To relate these issues to the applicants’ local communities and/or target audiences, including women and young people 
– To encourage wide public participation in these debates through engaging think tanks, higher education establishments, NGOs, civil society organisations, trade unions, business organisations and other stakeholder groups 
– To deliver projects in an innovative way to encourage participation from groups not normally engaged in policy 
– To gather opinions from participants which could be used as input for European decision-makers

Topics
– What should be the policy priorities for the next European Commission 2014 – 2019?
– Is political union necessary to make economic and monetary union work?
– Does banking union create problems for those outside it?
– How can the Single Market deliver more for services and the digital economy?
– EU employment and social legislation: a burden on business and a boon for workers?
– How can EU decision-making gain more legitimacy in the eyes of EU citizens?
– Are changes to free movement rules needed?
– Britain’s relationship with the EU: what are the prospects for reform, renegotiation or exit?
– Does EU policy help or hinder addressing energy and environmental challenges in the UK?
– What prospects for EU foreign policy and the Eastern Partnership?

Among financed actions
– Conferences
– Lectures
– Seminars and other types of public debates