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CERV – Town-Twinning – 2023

CERV - Town-Twinning aiming at promoting exchanges between citizens of different countries

4 million euro

Appeal framework

Institution European Commission
Sectors Citizenship & Human Rights Cooperation & Development
Beneficiaries Local Authority & Affiliated Entity
Regions Candidate countries, European Economic Area, European Union

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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


  • Priority 1: solidarity
  • Priority 2: debates

Among financed actions

  • 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

Additional information

  • This call for proposals is an open call for proposals
  • Initial duration of the action: between 6 and 12 months


  • 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
  • Total budget of the topic: 4 million euro
  • Amount of the grant: between 8.455 and 50.745 euro per project

This grant is a lump sum grant.

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