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CERV – Call for proposals for Town Twinning – 2024

CERV – Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values programme aims at protecting and promoting EU rights and values and to contribute to sustaining and further developing open, rights-based, democratic, equal, and inclusive societies based on the rule of law.

4 million euro

Appeal framework

Call reference CERV-2024-CITIZENS-TOWN-TT
Program Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values Programme (CERV)
Institution European Commission
Sectors Citizenship & Human Rights Cooperation & Development Culture, Media & Communication Justice, Security, Defence Territorial Development
Beneficiaries Association & NGO EU & International Organisation Local Authority & Affiliated Entity State administration & affiliated entities

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Priorities and funded actions


  • To promote exchanges between citizens of different countries, in particular through town twinning, to give them practical experience of the wealth and diversity of the common heritage of the Union and to make them aware that these constitute the foundation for a common future
  • To support projects that bring together a wide range of people from twinned towns, from different socio-economic background, gender and countries
  • To promote mutual understanding, inclusion and cultural diversity and develop opportunities for civic engagement at the EU level


  • To promote exchanges between citizens of different countries
  • To give citizens practical experience of the wealth and diversity of the common heritage of the Union and to make them aware that these constitute the foundation for a common future
  • To guarantee peaceful relations between Europeans and to ensure their active participation at the local level
  • To reinforce mutual understanding and friendship between European citizens
  • To encourage cooperation between municipalities and the exchange of best
  • To support good local governance
  • To reinforce the role of local and regional authorities in the European integration process

Among financed activities

  • Workshops
  • Seminars
  • Conferences
  • Training activities
  • Expert meetings
  • Webinars
  • Awareness-raising activities
  • Cultural events, festivals, exhibitions
  • Gathering and consultation of (sex-disaggregated) data
  • Development, exchanges and dissemination of good practices among public
  • Authorities and civil society organisations
  • Development of communication tools and the use of social media


  • Be a legal person (public or private entity)
  • Be a public body or a non-profit organisation: towns/municipalities and/or other levels of local authorities or their twinning committees or other non-profit organisations representing local authorities
  • The project must be transnational and must involve municipalities from at least two eligible countries of which at least one is an EU Member State
  • Events must involve a minimum of 50 direct participants, of which a minimum of 25 participants are “invited/international participants”
  • Only applications by single applicants are allowed

Additional information

  • Initial duration of the action: between 6 and 12 months
  • Contact : EACEA-CERV@ec.europa.eu
  • Total budget of the call: 4 million euro
  • Amount of the grant: between 8.455 and 50.745 euro

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