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Citizens’ engagement and participation
|Funding Program||Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values programme|
|Call budget||€ 25,400,000.00|
|Estimated EU contribution per project||minimum € 75,000.00|
|Link to the call||ec.europa.eu|
|Link to the submission||ec.europa.eu|
The Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values programme provides funding for citizens engagement, equality for all and the implementation of rights and EU values. Its general objective is to protect and promote the rights and values enshrined in the Treaties, the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union and in the applicable international human rights conventions.
This call aims to support projects promoted by transnational partnerships and networks directly involving citizens. These projects will gather a diverse range of people from different backgrounds in activities directly linked to EU policies, giving them an opportunity to actively participate in the EU policymaking process and thus contribute to the democratic and civic life of the Union. The projects will encourage citizens’, including young persons, understanding of the policymaking process, showing in practice how to engage in the democratic life of the EU and enabling them to make known and publicly exchange their views in all areas of Union action.
The objective is to promote citizens' and representative associations’ participation in and contribution to the democratic and civic life of the Union by making known and publicly exchanging their views in all areas on Union action.
The call provides an opportunity to broadly cover a variety of policy areas and contribute to the promotion of EU values, the rule of law, fundamental rights and democracy.
Projects should support democratic participation, including by stimulating and organising reflection, debates or other activities. They should also propose practical solutions that can be implemented through cooperation or coordination at European level, support the sharing of good practices, and ensure a practical link with the policymaking process.
|Expected effects and impacts|
While maintaining a bottom-up approach, there will be a specific focus on the priorities outlined below:
1. Promoting democratic participation through debating the future of Europe
2. Engaging citizens and communities in discussions and action related to our climate and environment
3. Engaging citizens and communities in discussions and action related to solidarity
4. Countering disinformation and other forms of interference in the democratic debate and promoting media literacy
This list of priorities is not exhaustive. Applicants may address other priorities in all areas of Union action as long as these priorities are in line with the call objective to promote citizens engagement and participation
|Regions / countries for funding||EU Member States, Overseas Countries and Territories (OCT)|
Albania (Shqipëria), Bosnia and Herzegovina (Bosna i Hercegovina / Босна и Херцеговина), Kosovo (Kosova/Kosovë / Косово), Montenegro (Црна Гора), Serbia (Srbija/Сpбија), Ukraine (Україна)
|eligible entities||Education and training institution, International organization, Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) / Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Public Body (national, regional and local; incl. EGTCs), Research Institution incl. University|
Proposals must be submitted by a consortium of minimum 2 applicants (lead applicant and at least one co-applicant not being affiliated entity or associated partner) from 2 different eligible countries.
In order to be eligible the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must:
Administration & Governance, Institutional Capacity & Cooperation,
Air Quality, Biodiversity & Environment, Climate & Climate Change, Water quality & management,
Demographic Change, European Citizenship, Migration,
Education & Training, Children & Youth, Media,
Equal Rights, Human Rights, People with Disabilities, Social Inclusion
|Relevance for EU Macro-Region||EUSAIR - EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region, EUSALP - EU Strategy for the Alpine Space, EUSBSR - EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, EUSDR - EU Strategy for the Danube Region|
|UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN-SDGs)|
|project duration||12-24 months|
Proposals must be submitted electronically via the Funding & Tenders Portal Electronic Submission System (accessible via the Topic page in the Search Funding & Tenders section). Paper submissions are NOT possible.
Proposals (including annexes and supporting documents) must be submitted using the forms provided inside the Submission System ( NOT the documents available on the Topic page — they are only for information).
Proposals must be complete and contain all the requested information and all required annexes and supporting documents:
Proposals are limited to maximum 70 pages (Part B).
The grant will be a lump sum grant.
|Call documents|| CERV-2023-CITIZENS-CIV Call document (1454kB)
|Contact||CERV Nationale Kontakstelle Österreich |
+43 1 531 15–202907
CERV Contact Points 2021-2027
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