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Sectors: Citizenship, Education - Training, Information, Justice - Security, Public Management, Youth

Beneficiaries: Administrations States, Corporations, Development NGOs, International Organisation, Local and Regional authorities, Non-profit organisations, Training centres

Regions: Candidate countries, European Economic Area, European Union

Category: Call for proposals


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Additional info regions:

Eligible third countries: Iceland, Serbia


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WE Funding – REC – Improve…
Funds for: Improving awareness on the rights of EU citizens
Main beneficiaries: Public bodies

Responsible: European Commission


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Funds for: Improving awareness on the rights of EU citizens
Main beneficiaries: Public bodies

Priorities and funded actions:

* Promote and enhance the exercise of the rights deriving from citizenship of the Union;
* Support the integrity of free and fair elections in Europe, preserving the democratic institutions and citizens’ participation in them;
* Establish common working methods to detect and address threats to elections (potentially setting up alert systems), best practices and methods

* Promote awareness on EU citizenship rights and foster inclusion of mobile EU citizens and underrepresented groups, including women, young people and EU citizens living in another EU Member State than their own;
* Support national coordination networks, responsible for bringing together the national authorities and bodies involved in elections (such as in their organisation, monitoring, and enforcement of legislation)

Among financed actions
* Under the priority 1:
– Training;
– Seminars;
– Awareness raising practices;
– Development, exchanges and dissemination of best practices amongst public authorities and civil society organisations;
– Activities involving ways of fostering engagement in the democratic life of the European Union (through e.g. access to cross-border political information and facilitation of access to local political information) and representation as well as participation in local and EU elections, including of young people, women and EU citizens living in another EU country than their own (through e.g. digital, interactive, innovative tools);
– Activities involving policies and best practices which do not solely focus on one profile of mobile EU citizens, but rather take into account both the different needs of these EU citizens, as well as the challenges cities, are facing when welcoming them (e.g. housing, schooling, inclusion to the job market, involvement in community decision-making and volunteering etc.), and which promote multiculturalism;
– Dissemination of practical information and advice on what are the rights, including voting rights, and responsibilities of mobile EU citizens in a given country/region/city and assistance in seeing them through

* Under the priority 2:
– Workshops;
– Seminars;
– Conferences;
– Expert meetings at various levels as appropriate (high-level meetings may be needed to coordinate on policy approaches, while technical exchanges among experts may be needed to implement such policies);
– Mutual learning and cooperation exercises;
– Analytical studies;
– Awareness raising activities;
– Setting-up of information exchange platforms

Additional information
* This call for proposals is an open call for proposals

* Initial duration of the action: 24 months

* Eligibility
– Be a legal person;
– Be established in an EU Member State, in Iceland or Serbia;
– Are eligible under the first priority: public bodies or private organisations or international organisations;
– Are eligible under the second priority: public authorities or bodies competent in electoral matters;

– Under the first priority, the application must be submitted by a partnership, including at least two organisations; under the second priority, the application may be submitted by individuals or a partnership;
– Under the second priority, the following entities are only eligible as co-applicants: public entities or private organisations, international organisations

– The projects can be either national or transnational;