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Call: Civil society projects

Type of Fund Action programme
Description of programme
"Europe for Citizens"

Under the overall aim of bringing the Union closer to citizens the general objectives are:

  • to contribute to citizens' understanding of the Union, its history and diversity;
  • to foster European citizenship and to improve conditions for civic and democratic participation at Union level.

In line with the general and specific objectives of the Programme, annual priorities are defined by the European Commission after consultation of the Programme Committee. Applicants are encouraged to develop projects in line with the objectives of the Programme and targeting the annual priorities. 

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Description of programme
"Democratic Engagement and Civic Participation"

This subprogramme supports:

  • Activities covering civic participation, focusing in particular on European Union policies
  • Initiatives developing opportunities for mutual understanding, intercultural learning, solidarity, societal engagement and volunteering at EU level

For this purpose, three specific measures are foreseen:

  • Town twinning
  • Networks of towns
  • Civil society projects
Civil society projects
Description of call
"Civil society projects"

This measure aims at supporting projects promoted by transnational partnerships and networks directly involving citizens. Those projects gather citizens from different horizons, in activities directly linked to Union policies, with a view to give them an opportunity to concretely participate in the Union policy-making process in areas related to the objectives and the annual priority themes of the Programme at local and European level.

A Civil Society Project must include at least two of the following three types of activities:

  • Promotion of societal engagement and solidarity
  • Gathering of opinions
  • Volunteering
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Thematic Focus European Citizenship, History, Equal Rights, Social affairs
Funding area EU Member States
Albania / Shqipëria
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Montenegro / Crna Gora/Црна Гора
North Macedonia / Северна Македонија
Serbia / Сpбија
Origin of Applicant EU Member States
Albania / Shqipëria
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Montenegro / Crna Gora/Црна Гора
North Macedonia / Северна Македонија
Serbia / Сpбија
Eligible applicants Education and Training Centres, Research Institution, NGO / NPO, Association, University, Federal State / Region / City / Municipality / Local Authority
Project Partner Yes
Project Partner Details

A project must involve organisations from at least 3 eligible countries of which at least one is an EU Member State

Recurring Call Yes
Project duration max 18 months
Type of Funding Grant
Financial details

Total Call budget: 3.9 million €
Amount per project: max. 150 000 €


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