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CERV – Networks of Towns – 2022

The Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values Programme aims to sustain and develop open, rights-based, democratic, equal and inclusive societies based on the rule of law, to protect and promote rights and values as enshrined in the EU Treaties and the Charter of Fundamental Rights.

6.6 million euro

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Regions European Union

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Priorities and funded actions


  • To promote exchanges between citizens of different countries;
  • To give citizens the opportunity to discover the cultural diversity of the European Union and to make them aware that European values and cultural heritage 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 practices;
  • To support good local governance and reinforce the role of local and regional authorities in the European integration process.


  • Priority 1: Strengthening the European and democratic dimension of the EU decision-making process;
  • Priority 2: Supporting free and fair elections in Europe;
  • Priority 3: Fostering a sense of belonging to Europe by promoting the debate on the future of Europe;
  • Priority 4: Reflecting on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the local communities.

Among financed activities

  • Workshops, seminars, conferences, training activities, expert meetings, webinars;
  • Awareness-raising activities, data gathering and consultation;
  • Exchanges and dissemination of good practices amongst 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 12 and 24 months.


  • Be a public body or a non-profit organisation;
  • The project must involve municipalities from at least five eligible countries of which at least three are EU Member States;
  • Activities must take place in at least two different eligible programme countries.
  • Amount of the grant: 6.6 million euro
  • Co-financing rate: up to 60% of the total eligible costs

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