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Civil Society Engagement Actions (2nd cut-off date)
Grants in the area of Communication of the European Parliament
Estimated EU contribution per project
max. € 60,000.00
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The Directorate General for Communication of the European Parliament (EP) will award grants in the area of communication to advance public awareness of the European Parliament's role in our lives delivering democracy, increase civic participation and mobilise voters in the European Elections 2024 (EE24).
The EP’s citizen’s engagement grants in field of communication consist of one-time grants to build an informed and engaged European electorate, and increase democratic participation in the European Union (EU).
The purpose of this call is to select proposals for the award of grants for one or a series of actions aimed at engaging an as wide as possible segment of European citizens in an effort to bring forward the role and work of the EP and the importance of materialising parliamentary democracy by voting in the 2024 European Elections (EE24). The EP will roll out its institutional EE24 communication campaign in early 2024 to inform the public about the European Elections, and to increase voter turnout. Activities to be organised by grant beneficiaries are meant to complement and support this campaign. Consequently, grant beneficiaries are expected to adapt their activities’ timeline according to the different phases of the EP campaign.
Projects co-financed by the EP under this call should cover a wide range of non-partisan communication activities related to European democracy and community-based engagement.
Civil society engagement actions are actions or events implemented on a local, national or transnational level (of up to five Member States) and on an online or offline basis by a legal person (for instance, a civil society organisation, a public or private body hosting a Europe Direct Center, a University or other educational entity, a public or private stakeholder or other multiplier network, etc.).
Expected effects and impacts
Engagement grants will enable civil society organisations and change-makers to harness the potential of their networks and their capacity to reach out to other citizens. Grants will fund communication activities, so that even more citizens become informed about the role of the EP in our daily lives, and, moreover, play an active role in the EE24 by mobilising others to vote.
The actions financed under this call shall provide European citizens with the skills, knowledge and motivation they need to effectively participate in the EE24 and to encourage and support others to participate in their turn.
The objectives of the actions financed under this call are:
- To grow awareness among European citizens from as diverse public as possible about the role and democratic values of the EU, provide understanding of the benefits that the EP provides, how EP affects our daily lives and why it is therefore important to vote by participating in the forthcoming EE24, also in the context of the together.eu community (delivering democratic engagement).
- To support increased non-partisan civic engagement of European citizens and organisations from as diverse groups as possible while promoting the idea of the importance of voting, thus encouraging active involvement (also as change-makers), with focus on mobilising voters in the run up to European Election Day(s), also in the context of the together.eu community.
Following on the objectives described in the point above, the expected results of the actions financed under this call are to:
- Build capacity and strategically engage with other civil society organisations (at national or local level) and active citizens (potential and existing change-makers) to support and facilitate their engagement activities and provide them with information and tools to effectively spread the message in favour of democratic participation (through together.eu community) in light of the forthcoming EE24.
- Raise awareness of citizens about the benefits brought by European parliamentary democracy, the powers the EP has to affect our daily lives, and why it is therefore important to vote in the EE24. Actions should inform the citizens on why and how to participate in EE24, to advance civic education and to build an informed and engaged electorate (also through together.eu community).
- Empower organisations and active citizens (change-makers) to increase participation in voting by mobilising their networks and communities further (through together.eu), as well as support and facilitate their initiatives.
- Support civil society organisations, change-makers and their networks and communities in the final voting phase (few days prior to EE24 and on the European Election Day(s)).
Overall, all actions should and are expected to increase the number of citizens and organisations registering to together.eu and encourage their active participation in the together.eu community.
Regions / countries for funding
Education and training institution, Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) / Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Public Body (national, regional and local; incl. EGTCs), Research Institution incl. University
The purpose of this call for proposal is to award grants co-financing engagement actions by national non-profit organisations or non-profit legal persons or groups thereof, having legal personality with the aim of promoting European values primarily at national level.
The actions to be supported under this call are mono-beneficiary actions. This means that only one legal person can apply for a grant.
To be eligible for a grant, applicants must be able to demonstrate that they satisfy the criteria mentioned below.
- For Civil society engagement actions applicants must be:
- A non-profit legal person (including civil society organisations as well as public and private stakeholders) constituted and registered as legal entity at the time of application. Groups of such legal persons may also apply provided that they have a single distinct legal personality, which applies for the grant.
- Based in a Member State of the European Union.
- With no political affiliation
- holding executive functions on their administrative Board or any other executive body of their organisation or
- as their legal representative,
Affiliated entities are allowed under the following conditions: legal entities having a legal or capital link with applicants, which is neither limited to the action nor established for the sole purpose of its implementation (e.g. members of networks, federations, trade unions), may take part in the action as affiliated entities, and may declare eligible costs. Affiliates entities are allowed on the condition that they satisfy the eligibility and non-exclusion criteria of an applicant. Supporting documents proving the legal link between the applicant and the affiliated entity - if not provided with the application - will be requested during the evaluation phase of the application.
Other entities may participate in the action, such as subcontractors.
EU restrictive measures - special rules apply for certain entities (e.g. entities subject to EU restrictive measures under Article 29 of the Treaty on the European Union (TEU) and Article 215 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU (TFEU). Such entities are not eligible to participate in any capacity, including as beneficiaries, affiliated entities, subcontractors or recipients of financial support to third parties (if any).
Exclusion of multi-beneficiary schemes:
Several applicants cannot submit one common action proposal. In addition, grant agreements may only be signed with a single beneficiary.
However, cooperation schemes may be implemented as follows:
- Applicants may submit a proposal coordinated with another proposal by one or more other grant applicant(s). In such case, the coordination modalities should be reflected in the description of the action. This coordination scheme could lead to the signature of two or more grant agreements.
- The affiliated entities of the applicant may implement the action in full or in part without being considered as subcontractors. Affiliated entities are legal entities having a link with the applicant, notably a legal or capital link, which is neither limited to the action nor established for the sole purpose of its implementation on the condition that they satisfy the eligibility and non-exclusion criteria of an applicant. In this case, the existence of such a link must be demonstrated by the applicant.
other eligibility criteria
The action must be implemented between the starting date of the grant and 30 June 2024. No activity may be undertaken before the signature of the Grant Agreement.
In the case of multiple Member States, the outreach of the action should be balanced between each Member State.
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)
Applicants may submit one proposal in each of the two rounds but may only receive one grant under this call for proposals.
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 must be complete and contain all parts and mandatory annexes and supporting documents. Proposals must fulfil the formal requirements (i.e. inclusion of translations of project’s abstract). ATTENTION: Proposals that are not complete or do not fulfil the formal requirements will be considered inadmissible and automatically rejected.
The Application Form consists of:
- Part A (to be filled in directly online) — contains administrative information about the applicant and the summarised budget for the project. (Mandatory);
- Part B (to be downloaded from the Portal Submission System, completed and then assembled and re-uploaded as PDF in the system) — contains the description of the action; (Mandatory);
- Annex I.1 - Detailed budget table (to be uploaded); (Mandatory);
- Annex I.2 - Key Performance Indicators (KPI) (to be uploaded); (Mandatory);
- Other annexes and supporting documents (to be uploaded):
- Annex I.3: Declaration on honour (to fill in and return with the application form)
- Annex I.4: Financial Identification Form (to fill in and return with the application form)
- Annex I.5: The curriculum vitae or description of the profile of the person/persons responsible for managing the action (to be uploaded as PDF files and return with the application form)
- Annex I.6: Comprehensive and detailed list of previous projects and activities (to be uploaded as PDF files and return with the application form)
- Annex I.7: If available, the applicant’s annual activity report for the 3 most recent available financial years (to be uploaded as PDF files and return with
At proposal submission, the person encoding the proposal will have to confirm that it has the mandate to act for the applicant and that the information in the application is correct and complete and that the participants comply with the conditions for receiving EU funding (especially eligibility, financial and operational capacity, exclusion, etc.). Before signing the grant, each beneficiary will have to confirm this again by signing a declaration of honour.
The application must be readable, accessible and printable.
Proposals are limited to 20 pages excluding the Annexes. Evaluators will not consider any pages exceeding the above limits.
Applicants be asked at a later stage for further documents (for legal entity validation, financial capacity check, bank account validation, affiliated entities, etc.).