European Citizenship, Town Twinning & Networks
Please note that programme details for the 2021-2027 framework are forthcoming and the information below relates to programmes from the 2014-2020 framework; however, there may currently be open funding calls for this programme.
The Europe for Citizens Programme helps promote understanding between the Union and its citizens. It funds activities carried out by a range of nonprofits and local authorities.
The specific aim of the 2014-2020 programme is to contribute to citizens’ understanding of the EU’s history and diversity. It also aims to foster European citizenship and encourage democratic engagement at EU level.
This is a broad programme that allows you to explore the programme objectives through a variety of lenses including active citizenship, volunteering, and intercultural engagement, and especially initiatives that involve marginalised groups.
Types of projects funded under Europe for Citizens fall into two strands:
European Remembrance - projects that promote tolerance, mutual understanding, intercultural dialogue and reconciliation through reflection on our past as well as activities marking defining moments in Europe's history
Democratic Engagement and Civic Participation - projects that encourage public engagement in the processes of European integration, including strengthening general understanding of how EU policy is shaped.
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