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.

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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:  

  1. 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  

  1. 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. 

 

Want to find out more? 
 

You can download the Europe for Citizens leaflet and also visit the Irish Europe for Citizens website for training dates and news. 

Current Funding

CERV: Call for proposals to protect and promote the rights of the child


The Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values programme (CERV) provides funding for citizens’ engagement, equality for all and the implementation of rights and EU values. The CERV programme brings together the former Rights, Equality and Citizenship programme and the former Europe for Citizens programme. This call aims to support the priorities of the new EU Strategy on the Rights of the Child as well as to address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the wellbeing of children, particularly those in vulnerable conditions. Deadline: 07 September 2021, 17:00 Brussels time Application Link Overview

This call for proposals will contribute to responding to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, by promoting ways to mainstream and embed children’s rights in the responses to this and any other emergency situations and contribute to the implementation of the actions put forward by the EU Strategy on the rights of the child.

The objective of the call is the establishment of adequate mechanisms supporting the gender and age specific needs of children and to mainstream children’s rights in responses to COVID-19, but also to any other emergency situation. This call encourages a direct collaboration with children in order to create inclusive and efficient practices.

Background

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected everyone in society, but has been particularly tough on children, notably those already in a vulnerable situation (e.g. children in care, children with disabilities, children in poverty). It showed how inequalities between various states, regions, groups, family situations, etc. impact directly on children’s lives.

Since the outbreak of the pandemic, and especially during the long periods of emergency measures, many children have suffered increased domestic violence (as victims and/or witnesses), have been exposed to a heightened risk of online abuse and exploitation, were deprived of social interactions with their peers, some of regular education and access to necessary services and support.

Social protection systems must be working even better in times of crisis and child rights must be part of the first response.

The EU Strategy on the rights of the child and the EU Child guarantee4 both adopted on 24 March set up a new policy framework to ensure the protection of rights of all children, and secure access to basic services for vulnerable children.

This call for proposal aims to address the challenges emerging from the Covid-19 pandemic as well as to support actions put forward by the EU Strategy on the rights of the child. Furthermore, the call recognises the need for proposals to equally address the specificities of the situation for girls and boys, in all their diversity.

Objectives

This call for proposals will contribute to responding to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, by promoting ways to mainstream and embed children’s rights in the responses to this and any other emergency situations. In parallel, it will promote gender-sensitive responses to the different needs of children following from or heightened by the Covid-19 pandemic. It will also contribute to the implementation of the actions put forward by the EU Strategy on the rights of the child.

Themes and priorities

There is a wealth of research on the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on children, many of which included voices of children on the matter.5 Children reported suffering from social isolation, limited possibilities to interact with peers and participate in activities. The results of such research pointed to the fact that children themselves were very rarely or not at all consulted on the measures related to the coronavirus that had a direct impact on children’s lives. The situation is even worse if we look at the implementation of such measures (restriction in unsupervised movement after certain hours, online schooling, closure of after school activities, etc.).

The objective of the call is to establish, improve and provide an adequate framework for new and existing mechanisms of child participation at local level. In the establishment, improvement and provision of that framework gender-balanced and age-diversified representation of children should be ensured. Furthermore, the call aims to design concrete actions and activities that will reply to children’s needs in time of the pandemic and emergency.

In particular, the call aims at (1) including children in the decision making process about responses to the pandemic measures; (2) identifying, in cooperation with children, what activities and services have been mostly affected and (3) involving children in creating mechanisms to support their needs in order to overcome the negative impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

For example children may identify that the cancellation of the summer camp or school trip has a big negative impact on them and they could propose another way of spending time, which is in line with the local safety measures. Another situation may be the need to adapt public services of a municipality to protect children’s health, safety and integrity in situations of vulnerability which stems from lockdowns and school closures. Measure may also include, as an example, reshaping after-school activities. The actions may include setting up or building capacity for support centres at schools, updates of existing support services, peer support groups, etc.

Consultations with children may take the form of focus groups on the impact, online surveys, school discussions, meetings of a local child council that would lead to developing public policies together with children in different sectors, e.g. public sector, education, health sector etc.

The design and implementation of actions should be done in cooperation with girls and boys, in all their diversity, to make sure that the action is well tailored and replies to children’s needs. All actions and activities, both at design, consultation and implementation phase, shall ensure that actions are adequate, to the age and gender specific needs of children.

It is strongly encouraged to involve a public authority, including regional and local authorities, to actively participate in the projects. This requirement will be assessed under award criterion “Quality” of the proposed action.

Apllying organisations are encouraged to use, disseminate and build on already existing materials (e.g tools, projects’ deliverables, handbooks, research, studies, mapping exercises, reports, etc).

Activities that can be funded

Activities shall include:

  • evaluating lessons learned from Covid-19 situation in the context of its impact on children’s rights, providing recommendation for mainstreaming rights of the child and putting children’s rights and needs at the centre of policy responses in emergency situations at national and/or local level and taking gender-specific aspects into account;
  • Surveys, consultations, focus groups and other type of online and offline (if possible) meetings ensuring that children to participate in the assessment of the impact of the pandemic
  • Analysis of the input received from children,
  • Development of new projects, initiatives for children that takes into account the needs and opinions of children expressed during the consultations
  • Capacity building, training activities, information campaigns for relevant local authorities and increasing their awareness about children’s rights and needs,
  • In cooperation with children, designing, establishing and/or strengthening protocols and mechanisms providing support to children mostly affected by the Covid-19 situation;

Each project should result in a concrete new or adapted action that would derive directly from consultations with children and involve them in the implementation.

Expected Impact

  1. Increased knowledge about the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on girls and boys, in all their diversity, children, as well as of the public policy responses taken – and lessons learnt for the future.
  2. Design and launch of new initiatives at the local level that respond to children’s needs.
  3. Establishment of protocols ensuring mainstreaming, safeguarding of the rights of the child and by extension promoting gender equality, and supporting children with gender-responsive actions in emergency situations in the future.
  4. Increased child participation in decision making processes in emergency situations.
  5. Increased stability of child specific and gender-responsive services during the emergency situations.
  6. Established or adapted mechanisms supporting well-being of children, their needs and mental health difficulties arising from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Please see the official call document for detailed information.

Additional information

Support of public authority

It is strongly encouraged to involve a public authority, including regional and local authorities, to be actively participate in the projects. This support will be expressed through an Annex to the Application, Letter from the public authority supporting the application and will be assessed under the award criterion “Quality”.

These public authorities can be: Ministries and/or agencies responsible for children rights/ child protection (e.g. child protection agencies and services), ministries for children, child protection, social services, social protection, justice, children's ombudspersons and/or national human rights institutes for children, responsible regional authorities, municipalities etc. The rationale for the choice must be documented and explained in Part B Project description and implementation.

Child participation

All proposals are expected to respect the child's right to participate6 and all project activities must clearly integrate and protect the child's right to be heard7. Proposals must make children's meaningful and non-discriminatory involvement central and integral in every stage of the project’s design, implementation and evaluation. This entails ensuring gender-balanced participation and age diversified participation of both girls and boys.

Child protection/safeguarding policy

If a project foresees direct contact with children, every beneficiary of funding (including partners) needs to provide their child protection/safeguarding policy, if they work directly with children during the project. Each partner must provide their own child protection policy (not a cumulative one per consortium). The applicant and all partners must describe and submit the child protection/safeguarding policy it will adhere to. A child protection and safeguarding policy should safeguard all children, irrespective of ability, ethnicity, faith, gender, sexuality and culture.

A child protection policy should include standards that cover four broad areas (for more information please see “Child safeguarding standards and how to implement them”

  • policy: how the organisation is committed to preventing, protecting and responding to harm to children
  • people: clear responsibilities and expectations on its staff and associates and supports them to understand and act in line with these procedures: the organisation creates a child-safe environment through implementing child safeguarding procedures that are applied across the organisation
  • accountability: the organisation monitors and reviews its safeguarding measures. What are the mechanisms in place within the organisation.

A child protection policy should must include clear information about the recruitment of all staff – including trainees and volunteers, including background checks (vetting).

A child protection policy must include clear procedures and rules to staff, including reporting rules, and continuous training on this should be in place.

The child protection policy should be available online, i.e. transparent to all those who come in contact with the organisation.

The child protection policy document is to be submitted as Annex to the application and will be assessed under ethics.

Gender Mainstreaming

All proposals are expected to integrate a gender equality perspective to their design, implementation, monitoring, communication and dissemination of results. Data should be disaggregated by sex when collected and disseminated. Proposals, which indicate strong deficiencies in this aspect will be regarded of lower quality.

Geographical scope and partnership

All projects under this call can be either local, national or transnational and should be elaborated in close partnership with and/or be led by appropriate key players. Applicants must document that they have the prior commitment of participating key players.

Monitoring and evaluation

Appropriate attention has to be given to developing a robust evidence base and involving reliable monitoring, evaluation and reporting procedures. This should include defining the expected impact of the activity in measurable terms and defining a robust methodology and indicators to measure the impact of the activity. Furthermore, all data collected must be disaggregated by sex and allow for gender-responsive monitoring.

Sustainability of projects and dissemination of results

Applications should also include a clear communication, dissemination and sustainability plan, with measures to maintain and monitor results after the end of funding. Applicants should also describe the potential for scaling up the measure, should the activities produce the expected results. The projects should aim at ensuring their durability, including through the involvement of the relevant authorities in the project itself, and appropriate dissemination, including at the end of funding (by promoting and enabling access to their results to the widest possible audience).

Available budget

The available call budget is EUR 2.160.000. This budget might be increased by maximum 20%.

Eligibility

Eligible participants (eligible countries)

In order to be eligible, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must:

  • be legal entities (public or private bodies)
  • be established in one of the eligible countries, i.e.:
    • EU Member States (including overseas countries and territories (OCTs))
    • non-EU countries:
      • listed EEA countries and countries associated to the CERV Programme (associated countries) or countries which are in ongoing negotiations for an association agreement and where the agreement enters into force before grant signature
    • other eligibility conditions:
      • the project can be either national or transnational;
      • the application must involve at least two organisations (applicant and partner);
      • the EU grant applied for cannot be lower than EUR 75.000;
      • organisations which are profit-oriented must submit applications in partnership with public entities or private non-profit organisations.

Beneficiaries and affiliated entities must register in the Participant Register — before submitting the proposal — and will have to be validated by the Central Validation Service (REA Validation). For the validation, they will be requested to upload documents showing legal status and origin.

Application Details

See full details in the official call document.

More about the Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values Programme.

All proposals must be submitted directly online via the Funding & Tenders Portal Electronic Submission System.




CERV: Call for proposals limited/restricted to national Data Protection Authorities on reaching out to stakeholders in data protection legislation


The Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values programme (CERV) provides funding for citizens’ engagement, equality for all and the implementation of rights and EU values. The CERV programme brings together the former Rights, Equality and Citizenship programme and the former Europe for Citizens programme. This call aims to support activities carried out by the national data protection authorities to a) facilitate the implementation of GDPR obligations by small and medium-sized enterprises and b) to raise awareness about the GDPR among the general public. Deadline: 09 September 2021, 17:00 Brussels time Application Link Overview

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) represents an important part of the area of justice and fundamental rights providing increased transparency, trust and empowerment of individuals in the use of technology and data processing. This call aims to support activities carried out by the national data protection authorities.

The activities under this call include the development of practical guidance, trainings and tools facilitating the implementation of GDPR obligation by small and medium-sized enterprises and a general dissemination of information and awareness of data protection amongst the public.

Background

The report on the first two years of application of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation - GDPR) issued on 24 June 2020 highlights that the GDPR is an important component of an area of justice and fundamental rights based on mutual trust and of the human-centric approach to technology in the twin green and the digital transitions.

Themes and priorities

Building on experience gained from the calls for proposals launched in the Framework of the 2014-2020 REC Programme (2017, 2019 and 2020) and in view of implementing the conclusions of the above-mentioned report on the GDPR, actions under this call should aim to further support activities carried out by national data protection authorities.

Priorities:

  1. to facilitate the implementation of GDPR obligations by small and medium-sized enterprises.
  2. to raise awareness about the GDPR among the general public.

Activities that can be funded

Helping national Data Protection authorities reach out to businesses and the general public by:

  • supporting activities carried out by national data protection authorities to facilitate the implementation of GDPR obligations by small and medium-sized enterprises; these activities can in particular include providing practical guidance, templates, and digital tools aimed at small and medium-sized enterprises that can be replicated in other Member States;
  • supporting activities carried out by data protection authorities to raise awareness of the GDPR among the general public.

Interventions to raise awareness of the GDPR among the general public shall take into account a gender-equality perspective in their design and implementation. This entails to apply due diligence to gender specific issues in all areas, including but not limited to:

  1. the communication and exchange of information, in particular paying attention to the inclusivity of language6.
  2. collection and presentation of data disaggregated by sex.

Successful projects should ensure easy access to and wide dissemination of their results to all groups of society including minorities, and specifically people with disabilities.

Expected impact

  1. further development of practical guidance, templates and digital tools facilitating the implementation of GDPR obligations by small and medium-sized enterprises.
  2. increased awareness of data protection among the general public.

Available budget

The available call budget is EUR 1.850.000. This budget might be increased by maximum 20%.

Eligibility

Eligible participants (eligible countries)

In order to be eligible, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must:

  • be national Data Protection Authorities within the meaning of Article 51 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679; partners must be public entities or private organisations
  • be established in one of the eligible countries, i.e.:
    • EU Member States (including overseas countries and territories (OCTs))
    • non-EU countries:
      • listed EEA countries and countries associated to the CERV Programme (associated countries) or countries which are in ongoing negotiations for an association agreement and where the agreement enters into force before grant signature
  • other eligibility conditions:
    • the project can be either national or transnational
    • the application may involve one or more organisations (applicant and partner(s));
    • the EU grant applied for cannot be lower than EUR 75.000

Application Details

See full details in the official call document.

More about the Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values Programme.

All proposals must be submitted directly online via the Funding & Tenders Portal Electronic Submission System.




CERV: Town-Twinning


The Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values programme (CERV) provides funding for citizens’ engagement, equality for all and the implementation of rights and EU values. The CERV programme brings together the former Rights, Equality and Citizenship programme and the former Europe for Citizens programme. This call aims at supporting projects bringing together a wide range of partner towns in a town-twinning event around topics in line with the objectives of the Programme and taking into consideration the policy priorities. Deadline: 26 August 2021, 17:00 Brussels time Application Link Overview

By mobilising citizens at local and Union levels to debate on concrete issues from the European political agenda, this measure will seek to promote civic participation in the Union policy making process and develop opportunities for societal engagement and volunteering at Union level.

Twinning must be understood in largo sensu, thus referring to the municipalities which signed or are engaged to sign twinning agreements as well as to the municipalities having other forms of partnerships fostering their cooperation and cultural links.

Background

The Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values programme provides funding for citizens engagement, equality for all and the implementation of rights and EU values. The Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values programme (hereafter ‘the programme’) brings together the former Rights, Equality and Citizenship programme3 and the former Europe for Citizens programme.

The programme promotes exchanges between people of different countries, reinforces mutual understanding and tolerance and gives them the opportunity to broaden their perspective and develop a sense of European belonging and identity through the town- twinning and networks of towns. While maintaining a bottom-up approach, the programme also provides, in particular to networks of towns, an opportunity to focus on EU priorities. It aims for example to improve citizens’ knowledge of the EU Charter on Fundamental Rights, to contribute to a higher turnout and inclusive candidacy at the European Parliament elections, and to increase awareness of discrimination, racism and their consequences.

This Call for proposals aims to support the following policy initiatives: European democracy action plan, EU Roma strategic framework on equality, inclusion and participation, Strategy to strengthen the application of the Charter of Fundamental Rights in the EU7, EU Citizenship Report 20208.

Objectives

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.

It is expected that Town-Twinning projects reflect on a new narrative for Europe, citizen-oriented, equality promoting, forward-looking and constructive that would be more engaging for the younger generation in particular. Projects may be based on the outcome of citizens’ consultations and may lead to debates about concrete ways to create a more democratic Union, to enable citizens to re-engage with the EU and to develop a stronger sense of ownership of the European project.

Themes and priorities

1. Raising awareness on the richness of the cultural and linguistic environment in Europe

The programme contributes to the promotion of intercultural dialogue by bringing people of different nationalities and different languages together and by giving them the opportunity to participate in common activities. In this context, Town-Twinning projects should raise awareness on the richness of the cultural and linguistic environment in Europe and promote mutual understanding and tolerance, thereby contributing to the development of a respectful, dynamic and multifaceted European identity and the respect of common values, democracy and fundamental rights.

2. Raising awareness of the importance of reinforcing the European integration process based on solidarity

The European Union is built on solidarity: solidarity between its citizens, solidarity across borders between its Member States, and solidarity through support actions inside and outside the Union. Solidarity is a shared value which creates cohesion and responds to societal challenges. Town-Twinning projects should contribute to overcoming national perceptions by fostering mutual understanding and by creating fora where common solutions can be discussed in a constructive way. Their aim should be to raise awareness of the importance of reinforcing the European integration process based on solidarity and common values.

3. Fostering a sense of belonging to Europe by promoting the debate on the future of Europe

Town-Twinning projects should give citizens the opportunity to express what kind of Europe they want. Debates supported under the Town-Twinning should be based on the concrete achievements of the European Union and on lessons learnt from history. Such debates should as well reflect on current trends and enable participants to challenge Euroscepticism by suggesting possible actions that the European Union could undertake to foster a sense of belonging to Europe, to understand the benefits of the European Union and to reinforce the EU's social and political cohesion. Twinned municipalities are encouraged to respond to the objectives of the Conference on the Future of Europe. Furthermore, debates should promote a culture of democratic exchange, in which all participants’ views are equally valued regardless of their gender, age or ethnic background.

4. Reflecting on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the local communities

The COVID-19 pandemic has influenced the ways in which our democracies and civic participation function. The need to prevent the spread of the contagion led to the imposition of strong restrictions on individual and collective freedom. Town-Twinning projects are encouraged to reflect on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the life within and the functioning of local communities as well as on the forms that civic participation takes under the COVID-19 crisis.

Activities that can be funded

Activities may include, among others:

  • workshops, seminars, conferences, training activities, expert meetings, webinars, awareness-raising activities, data gathering and consultation, development, exchanges and dissemination of good practices amongst public authorities and civil society organisations, development of communication tools and the use of social media.

Expected impact

  • To increase and encourage mutual understanding and friendship between a diverse range of citizens at a local level;
  • To involve a diverse range of citizens from local communities' experience and recognise the added value the EU provides through grassroots-approach;
  • To foster an increased sense of belonging to the EU.

Available budget

The available call budget is EUR 6.945.135. This budget might be increased by maximum 20%.

Eligibility

Eligible participants (eligible countries)

In order to be eligible, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must:

  • be legal entities (public or private bodies)
  • be established in one of the eligible countries, i.e.:
    • EU Member States (including overseas countries and territories (OCTs))
    • non-EU countries:
    • listed EEA countries and countries associated to the CERV Programme (associated countries) or countries which are in ongoing negotiations for an association agreement and where the agreement enters into force before grant signature
  • be a public body or a non-profit organisation: towns/municipalities and/or other levels of local authorities or their twinning committees or other non-profit organisations representing local authorities.

Beneficiaries and affiliated entities must register in the Participant Register — before submitting the proposal — and will have to be validated by the Central Validation Service (REA Validation). For the validation, they will be requested to upload documents showing legal status and origin.

Application Details

See full details in the official call document.

All proposals must be submitted directly online via the Funding & Tenders Portal Electronic Submission System.




CERV: Network of Towns


The Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values programme (CERV) provides funding for citizens’ engagement, equality for all and the implementation of rights and EU values. The CERV programme brings together the former Rights, Equality and Citizenship programme and the former Europe for Citizens programme. This call aims to provide towns and municipalities the possibility to deepen and intensify their cooperation and debate in a long-term perspective, to develop sustainable networks and to outline their long-term vision for the future of European integration. Deadline: 26 August 2021, 17:00 Brussels time Application Link Overview

Municipalities and associations working together on a common theme in a long-term perspective may wish to develop networks of towns to make their cooperation more sustainable. Networking between municipalities on issues of common interest appears to be an important means for enabling the exchange of good practices.

Twinning is a strong link that binds municipalities; therefore, the potential of the networks created by a series of town twinning links should be used for developing thematic and long-lasting cooperation between towns. The European Commission supports the development of such networks, which are important for ensuring structured, intense and multifaceted cooperation, therefore contributing to maximising the impact of the Programme.

Networks of Towns are expected to:

  • Integrate a range of activities around the subject(s) of common interest to be addressed in the context of the Programme’s objectives or policy priorities;
  • Mobilise citizens across the Europe;
  • To deepen and intensify the cooperation of towns and municipalities and offer them the possibility to debate in a long term perspective, to develop sustainable networks and to outline their long-term vision for the future of European integration.

Background

The Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values programme provides funding for citizens engagement, equality for all and the implementation of rights and EU values. The Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values programme (hereafter ‘the programme’) brings together the former Rights, Equality and Citizenship programme3 and the former Europe for Citizens programme.

The programme promotes exchanges between people of different countries, reinforces mutual understanding and tolerance and gives them the opportunity to broaden their perspective and develop a sense of European belonging and identity through the town- twinning and networks of towns. While maintaining a bottom-up approach, the programme also provides, in particular to networks of towns, an opportunity to focus on EU priorities. It aims for example to improve citizens’ knowledge of the EU Charter on Fundamental Rights, to contribute to a higher turnout and inclusive candidacy at the European Parliament elections, and to increase awareness of discrimination, racism and their consequences.

This Call for proposals aims to support the following policy initiatives: European democracy action plan, EU Roma strategic framework on equality, inclusion and participation, Strategy to strengthen the application of the Charter of Fundamental Rights in the EU7, EU Citizenship Report 20208.

Objectives

  • 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.

It is expected that Networks of Towns projects reflect on a new narrative for Europe, citizen-oriented, equality promoting, forward-looking and constructive that would be more engaging for the younger generation in particular. Projects may be based on the outcome of citizens’ consultations and may lead to debates about concrete ways to create a more democratic Union, to enable citizens to re-engage with the EU and to develop a stronger sense of ownership of the European project.

Networks of Towns should provide towns and municipalities the possibility to deepen and intensify their cooperation and debate in a long-term perspective, to develop sustainable networks and to outline their long-term vision for the future of European integration.

Themes and priorities

While maintaining a bottom-up approach, specific focus could be given to:

  • EU citizenship rights: to promote awareness and build knowledge concerning EU citizenship rights and associated European common values and common democratic standards, foster the inclusion and provision of information to mobile EU citizens, including those in a precarious situation and EU citizens with a migrant background, and their family members and encourage the inclusion and democratic participation of mobile EU citizens and under-represented groups.
  • Combatting discrimination and racism: to promote awareness, build knowledge and share best practices at local level concerning the benefits of diversity as well as effective measures on how to tackle discrimination and racism.
  • Inclusion of minorities: to promote awareness and build knowledge concerning the role of minorities, such as people with a minority racial or ethnic background, in the European societies and their contribution to the cultural development.
  • EU Charter on Fundamental Rights: to promote awareness and exchange of best practice at local level on the EU Charter on Fundamental Rights and its application.
  • Reflecting on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the local communities: to reflect on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the life within and the functioning of local communities as well as on the forms that civic participation takes under the COVID-19 crisis.

Activities that can be funded

Activities may include, among others:

  • workshops, seminars, conferences, training activities, expert meetings, webinars, awareness-raising activities, data gathering and consultation, development, exchanges and dissemination of good practices amongst public authorities and civil society organisations, development of communication tools and the use of social media.

Expected impact

  • To offer towns and municipalities the opportunity to develop larger-scale projects with the aim of increasing their projects’ impact and sustainability;
  • To allow beneficiaries to develop more thematic and policy-related projects;
  • To forge lasting links with partner organisations;
  • To raise awareness of the benefits of diversity and to tackle discrimination and racism;
  • To increase and encourage mutual understanding and acceptance towards European minorities, such as Roma;
  • To raise awareness on the EU Charter on Fundamental Rights and its application and promote a culture of fundamental rights;
  • To improve information on the rights conferred by EU citizenship and improve their implementation in Member States;
  • To raise awareness and better provision of information to mobile EU citizens and their family members on their EU citizenship rights.

Available budget

The available call budget is EUR 6.945.135. This budget might be increased by maximum 20%.

Eligibility

Eligible participants (eligible countries)

In order to be eligible, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must:

  • be legal entities (public or private bodies)
  • be established in one of the eligible countries, i.e.:
    • EU Member States (including overseas countries and territories (OCTs))
    • non-EU countries:
    • listed EEA countries and countries associated to the CERV Programme (associated countries) or countries which are in ongoing negotiations for an association agreement and where the agreement enters into force before grant signature
  • be a public body or a non-profit organisation: towns/municipalities and/or other levels of local authorities or their twinning committees or other non-profit organisations representing local authorities.

Beneficiaries and affiliated entities must register in the Participant Register — before submitting the proposal — and will have to be validated by the Central Validation Service (REA Validation). For the validation, they will be requested to upload documents showing legal status and origin.

Application Details

See full details in the official call document.

All proposals must be submitted directly online via the Funding & Tenders Portal Electronic Submission System.




CERV: Annual operating grants 2022 to support EU level NGO Networks active in the area: "Rights of persons with disabilities"


The Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values programme (CERV) provides funding for citizens’ engagement, equality for all and the implementation of rights and EU values. The CERV programme brings together the former Rights, Equality and Citizenship programme and the former Europe for Citizens programme. The call aims at awarding the first annual operating grants 2022 to support EU level Networks active in the area: "Rights of persons with disabilities". Deadline: 30 September 2021, 17:00 Brussels time Application Link Overview

This is a call for proposals for EU operating grants in the field of disability under the Citizens, Equality, Rights and Value Programme (CERV) for 2022.

Operating grants provide general financial support to organisations whose statutory activities serve the strategic objectives of EU policies (mainly non-profit organisations, voluntary associations, foundations, NGOs or similar). They do not support a specific project (like action grants), but the annual operating budget of the organisation (or part of it). Operating grants are always mono-beneficiary grants supporting the work programme of activities of only one organisation. They follow the same rules for the grant agreements as action grants, but do not differentiate between direct and indirect costs. Receiving an operating grant may however have an impact on the possibility to receive the indirect costs flat-rate in EU action grants (see AGA — Annotated Grant Agreement, art 6.2.E).

This call is open only to organisations having submitted a proposal to the call “Framework partnership agreements to support EU level NGO Networks active in the area of disability” (see call CERV-2021DISA-OG-FPA). Please note that for the first year, the Framework Partnership Agreement (FPA) and Specific Grant Agreement (SGA) applications are submitted in parallel due to time constraints. You must first complete the FPA application, and then use the FPA application number in the SGA application. SGAs can only be signed if the FPA has been signed, and before the end date of the FPA.

Background

The Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values programme provides funding for citizens’ engagement, equality for all and the implementation of rights and EU values.

This call will support networking at Union level and dialogue with and among relevant stakeholders in the policy area of disability and build up the institutional capacity of these stakeholders to contribute actively to the development and implementation of all relevant policies.

This call is linked to the parallel call CERV-2021-DISA-OG-FPA that aims to set up 4-year Framework Partnership Agreements with EU-level networks and organisations whose statutory aim is to promote and protect the rights of persons with disabilities and which will implement among others: analytical activities, training and capacity building activities, mutual learning and exchange of good practices, awareness raising, information and dissemination activities with EU added value.

Every year, an operating grant may be awarded to framework partners to finance their activities, insofar as these are in line with the programme's objectives in the area concerned and the policy priorities that may be established by the Commission. The costs of general administrative expenditure necessary for the running of these organisations may also be covered.

This call aims at awarding operating grants for 2022 to partners that have first been awarded a framework partnership agreement.

Objectives

  • Promoting, protecting and monitoring the rights of persons with disabilities by providing financial support to EU-level networks of civil society organisations active in this area at local, regional, national and transnational level. It will in particular contribute to the implementation of principle 17 of the European Pillar of Social Rights (EPSR), the European Strategy for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 2021-2030 (ESRPD) and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD);
  • Supporting the Commission to put the Strategy for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 2021-2030 into practice. Progress in turning the principles of the EPSR into action will be monitored through the European Semester;
  • Delivering on the European Pillar of Social Rights and related initiatives such as the ESRPD is a shared responsibility of the EU institutions, national, regional and local authorities, social partners and civil society. Civil society organisations are expected to:
    • (i) support its implementation at EU, national and local level notably by collecting and exchanging data and good practices and cooperating with public authorities in the design and implementation of relevant policies;
    • (ii) organise communication and engagement activities to raise awareness of the ESRPD and promote the rights of persons with disabilities in Europe;
  • The ultimate goal is to build a stronger social Europe and ensure that people with disabilities can fully enjoy their rights.

Themes and priorities (scope)

Framework partners should be active in protecting, promoting and raising awareness on rights of persons with disabilities.

Networks are expected to implement work programmes that:

  • contribute concretely and directly to the implementation of the European Strategy for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 2021-2030 (ESRPD), with a particular focus on national and local level;
  • organise communication and engagement activities to raise awareness of the Strategy and promote the rights of persons with disabilities in Europe;
  • strengthen the capacity of national member organisations to enable them to actively contribute to the Strategy implementation;
  • provide concrete support to the European Semester process (at EU and national levels, including through the recovery and resilience plans).

The annual operating grants that could be signed based on these framework partnership agreements will increase the capacities of these networks of civil society organisations active at EU level to contribute actively to the development and implementation of EU policies in these areas.


Activities that can be funded (scope)

This call will support networks at EU-level whose activities contribute to the implementation of the above-mentioned objectives, priorities and initiatives. Networks will implement among others analytical activities, training and capacity building activities, mutual learning and exchange of good practices, awareness raising, information and dissemination activities with EU added value.

Activities may include:

  • contributing to evidence-based regulation, policies and reforms at EU/national/local level and provide the Commission with input for policy design. E.g. by gathering relevant evidence (especially from local levels) and by contributing to ad-hoc public or targeted consultations and to thematic strategic dialogue meetings on policy or programme management related issues;
  • promoting concrete pledges for actions supporting the implementation of relevant key EU initiatives such as the ESRPD;
  • raising public awareness and disseminating information on the rights of persons with disabilities and legislation at EU and national levels;
  • building capacity of national members to actively engage them in implementing the ESRPD locally;
  • promoting related EU programmes, projects and results – assist in the transfer and exchange of good practices;
  • reinforcing cooperation with other EU level networks (e.g. through joint actions), including across different policy areas; with and between the national social stakeholders; with national, regional and local authorities.

Activities should also enable the networks to integrate cross-cutting issues (e.g. gender, non-discrimination) in their day-to-day work.

Applicants should optimise the use of online/offline activities depending on the objectives of each activity, and taking into account environmental and health considerations. Possibilities offered by online activities to maximise impact should be utilised (e.g. publically available recorded webinars). The cost-effectiveness, size and frequency of physical events should be carefully considered and be reasonable.

Expected impact

The Commission expects networks to design and implement relevant, quality and impactful work programmes that fit the objectives and priorities defined in the call. The work plan should clearly demonstrate the organisation's capacity to generate concrete impacts.

Applicants are invited to:

  • provide clear descriptions of the main activities and implementation methodology;
  • describe the contribution and added value of the programme to the EU policy in the area of this call;
  • describe the way in which they use monitoring and external evaluations in order to assess their overall performance and the relevance and impact of their outputs.

In terms of results, the Commission expects:

  • Improved awareness about EU policies and funding among the network’s members;
  • Increased awareness of EU and national authorities about the needs and potential of organisations represented by the networks;
  • Increased capacity of the networks and their members to support policy making in their respective areas;
  • Enhanced research and availability of data about the fields in which the networks operate.

Available budget

The available call budget is EUR 5 800 000. This budget might be increased by a maximum of 20% in case of available funds.

Eligibility

Eligible participants (eligible countries)

In order to be eligible, the applicants, established as formal networks, must be European-level organisations that comply with the following criteria:

  • be legal entities properly established and registered in one of the eligible countries participating in the programme, i.e.: EU Member State (entities in associated countries3 are non-eligible)
  • be non-governmental, non-profit-making, and independent of industry, commercial and business or other conflicting interests;
  • have statutory aims falling under the objectives and scope of the priorities of this call for proposals;
  • have national member organisations in at least fourteen (14) Member States of the European Union;
  • have members that are mainly non-profit organisations;
  • be mandated by their members, through a Management Board or other administrative forum, to represent these members at the EU level and to be responsible for the activities of the network;
  • be a single applicant: only the network or the organisation appointed as the joint secretariat/officially appointed coordinator may submit an application; the member organisations are not eligible to apply.
  • provide a detailed work programme for 2022.

Application Details

See full details in the official call document.

More about the Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values Programme.

All proposals must be submitted directly online via the Funding & Tenders Portal Electronic Submission System.




European Parliament Action Grant: Grants in support to the Conference on the Future of Europe


The European Parliament is launching a call for proposals to select actions, which will contribute to fulfil the objectives of the multi-annual work programme for grants. The objective of this call for proposals is to contribute to raise citizens’ participation and awareness of the Conference on the Future of Europe by promoting strategic engagement with media. Deadline: 01 September 2021, 17:00 Brussels time Application Link Overview

The objective of this call for proposals is to contribute to raise citizens’ participation and awareness of the Conference on the Future of Europe by promoting strategic engagement with media. The key performance indicator to measure the achievement of the principal objective of the call for proposals is the number of communication actions co-financed, the hours of attention (estimated exposure) generated, and the number of people involved in the participation process by the co-financed actions. Applicants’ attention is drawn to the fact that each action proposal must set out its own individual performance indicators.

The expected results of the actions are to provide regular, reliable and pluralistic information on the Conference on the Future of Europe, to encourage the participation of citizens in the online platform of the Conference on the Future of Europe, and to open the debate on the Future of Europe to the media’s own readers and followers. A special focus should be put on informing and engaging with the European youth.

Application Details

Introduction and purpose

This is a call for EU action grants for communication activities in the field of media managed by the DG Communication of the European Parliament.

On 9 May 2021, the EU institutions (the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council) have launched the Conference on the Future of Europe inviting all Europeans to share their ideas about how Europe should evolve, what the priorities should be and how to prepare for a post-Covid world. The intention is to consult as many people as possible, with a special focus on young.

The European Parliament has committed, together with all the other EU institutions represented in the Executive Board of the Conference, to make the Conference on the Future of Europe a success1. The European Parliament's communication services play a very active role to promote the Conference and particular attention is given on bolstering the advertising of the Digital Platform as the central digital information hub for the Conference to collect the ideas from individual citizens.

The purpose of this call for proposal is to award grants for media actions by press agencies and digital media for communication activities on the ongoing Conference on the Future of Europe. Digital media includes both digital-only media and digital platforms of media operating in non-digital markets too.

These media actions must have a two folded goal:

  1. providing regular, reliable and pluralistic information on the Conference on the Future of Europe, and promoting the participation of citizens to the online platform of the Conference on the Future of Europe3;
  2. opening a debate on the Future of Europe to the media’s own readers and followers and channel their contributions to the online platform mentioned above.

A special focus should be put on informing and engaging with citizens who have an interest in the European Union and who would be interested in learning more about possible reforms of the EU in the coming years. Eurobarometer data tell that a significant proportion among them is young (18-24 years old) and still studying.

Due to the objectives and target of the envisaged activities, grants are to be awarded in order for the press agencies and digital media to keep their editorial independence. The regulatory framework for these grants is set out in the Regulation 2018/1046 (EU Financial Regulation4).

This call for proposals is open to all applicants complying with the criteria described in the following sections.

Grant agreements will be signed with those applicants who have submitted an action proposal and have been selected for co-financing based on the criteria laid down in this call for proposals. The grant agreements will define the precise subject of the agreement, the conditions for implementation of the action covered, and the maximum amount to be co-financed.

Background

The Conference on the Future of Europe

The Conference on the Future of Europe7 is a citizen-led series of debates and discussions that will enable people from across Europe to share their ideas and help shape our common future.

The Conference is the first of its kind: as a major pan-European democratic exercise, it offers a new public forum for an open, inclusive, and transparent debate with citizens around a number of key priorities and challenges.

The European Parliament, as ever, is committed to listening to Europeans, following up on recommendations made.

The main Conference components

The Conference on the Future of Europe has three main components:

  1. Multilingual, digital platform: It is the forum for citizens to share ideas, organise events off and online, and send online submissions. They will be collected, analysed, monitored and published throughout the Conference. More info on this platform is available below.
  2. Citizen’s panels: Four Citizens' panels of 200 citizens each will be established over the summer. They will be randomly constituted in a manner representative of the composition of the broader population, with an emphasis on youth (1/3 youth participants (16-25) in each).

Panels will discuss and deliver recommendations based on citizens’ contributions on the platform.

The topics for discussion for each of the Panels are based on the themes of the Multilingual Digital platform and will be clustered in this way:

(1) European democracy/values, rights, rule of law, security;

(2) Climate change, environment/health;

(3) Stronger economy, social justice, jobs/ education, youth, culture, sport/ digital transformation;

(4) EU in the world/migration.

  1. Plenary: the Plenary will ensure that the recommendations from the national and European citizens’ panels and the contributions to the multilingual digital platform are debated without a predetermined outcome. The plenary is composed of 108 representatives from the European Parliament, 54 from the Council (two per Member State) and 3 from the European Commission, as well as 108 representatives from all national Parliaments on an equal footing, and citizens. 108 citizens will participate to discuss citizens' ideas stemming from the Citizens' Panels and the Multilingual Digital Platform: 80 representatives from the European Citizens' Panels, of which at least one-third will be younger than 25, and 27 from national Citizens' Panels or Conference events (one per Member State), as well as the President of the European Youth Forum.

The Plenary will contribute to the final report that will be submitted to the Presidents of the three institutions - European Commission, European Parliament and the Council of the EU. The three presidents will examine how to follow up to this report.

The EU institutions have committed to listening to what people say and to following up on the recommendations made. The Conference is expected to reach conclusions by the spring of 2022.

Multilingual Digital Platform

The online platform launched on 19 April is the multilingual hub of the Conference on the Future of Europe that will allow people to get involved and suggest what changes need to take place in the EU. Europeans will also be able to see what others propose, comment on them and endorse ideas.

Individual citizens can choose a topic that interests them. It could be anything from climate change to digital issues or EU democracy. If they do not see a category with their topic, they can share their opinions in the Other Ideas category.

Once they are in a specific category, they can read the introduction and explore some useful links. On the Ideas tab, they can share your views and find the ideas of others. They can join the discussion by leaving a comment, or vote for ideas they like so that more people can find them.

Comments can be submitted in any of the EU's official 24 languages. All comments can be translated automatically in any of the other languages. Under the Events tab, citizens can explore events organised online or near them, register for an event or prepare their own.

Citizens and organisations can organise events and share the conclusions on the Platform. Specific guidelines, campaign materials and tips can be found on the platform.

2. Objectives — Activities that can be funded — Reach and impact of the actions

The European Parliament is launching a call for proposals to select media projects that will contribute to fulfil the objectives of the Conference on the Future of Europe.

The objective of this call for proposals is to contribute to raise citizens’ participation and awareness of the Conference on the Future of Europe by promoting their engagement via the media. The key performance indicator to measure the achievement of the principal objective of the call for proposals is the reach of the actions proposed, and the number of people involved in the Conference’s participation process by the co-financed actions.

Communication actions sought by the EP

The EP is looking to co-finance media actions by news agencies and digital media.

Press agencies and digital media must produce and provide media and citizens with non-partisan, factual and multimedia information on the ongoing Conference of the Future of Europe. They are also encouraged to promote participation and engage citizens and civil society organisations in the debate on the future of Europe, by the organisation of online and off-line events, public consultations, surveys, etc. around the topics presented in the online platform. These actions should be introduced by the media or by participants themselves in the online platform of the Conference of the Future of Europe, in order for citizens’ contributions to be taken into account. The contributions should be regularly submitted in the official online platform of the Conference on the Future of Europe, and media should avoid a single last-minute submission, in order to guarantee that the contributions feed the debates and the conclusions of the Conference in a timely manner. Also, media should avoid a multiplication or duplication of platforms; rather channel their readers/followers to the main platform of the Conference.

Applicants to this call are invited to explore the Conference online platform, the guidelines mentioned above and the Conference charter10 before submitting a detailed description of their proposed actions. Their application should state how they plan to provide regular, reliable and pluralistic information on the Conference on the Future of Europe, as well as the events or participatory initiatives they would organise under the umbrella of the Conference if they are selected.

Proposals by pan-European associations11 or networks of media should provide a clear commitment from each of the members participating in the action to publish or broadcast at least the media content produced by the associations or network of medias.

Complete editorial freedom will be given to the grant beneficiaries, who must, in turn, guarantee impartial, balanced, reliable and pluralistic information, contributing to promote a wide public debate on the future of Europe.

The potential reach, audience and impact of the action in terms of contributing to increase citizen’s participation in the Conference on the Future of Europe are key criteria for awarding the grants. The actions should be multi-platforms, outlining in the proposal a strategy for online distribution, including on social media and/or provision of interactive services to encourage and facilitate engagement. It should be noted that the applicants must prove their current levels of audience in their proposals. Audience outside the 27 EU Member States will not be considered an asset. Action proposals solely based on an event or mere social media campaigns will be disregarded.

Supported activities

Supported activities may include but are not limited to:

  • Fostering the debate and the participation of citizens in the debate on the future of Europe, within the framework of the online platform of the Conference of the Future of Europe, by the organisation of events, public consultations, surveys, face-to-face meetings, citizens’ dialogues...,
  • Promoting the participative process and its outcomes via the media and its distribution channels,
  • Submitting the readers/followers contributions to the platform of the Conference, promoting the media’s events on the platform, for the contributions to be taken into account in the Conference process,
  • Producing and publishing (both in multimedia and written formats) reports, news, opinion articles, blogs, debates, interviews to promote the process and the platform of the Conference on the future of Europe,
  • Polls, data visualisation, surveys, events and other engagement mechanisms,
  • Involvement of Members of the European Parliament, citizens taking part in the Conference’s citizens panels, other actors involved such as opinion leaders, national members of the Conference,
  • Participation/interaction with citizens, including via social media,
  • Actions with a trans-European dimension (cooperation of different media across Europe).

Reach, audience and impact of the actions:

In assessing the reach, audience and impact, the following elements will be looked at:

  • new or fitting into an existing format,
  • number of videos, podcasts, infographics, articles, etc.,
  • number and type of initiatives proposed to involve citizens,
  • publication days and section,
  • for press agencies, strategies of distribution and dissemination beyond owned channels,
  • for digital media, estimated reach and distribution strategy,
  • reach via social media, inter alia on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram and
    podcasts,
  • estimated number of MEPs involved,
  • involvement of opinion leaders / citizens’ panels participants / other members of the Conference.

Implementation period of the action

Proposals must be clearly and well-defined, researched and fully developed having taken all time-schedule and budget considerations into account. The actions should start on 1 November 2021 and last until the final conclusions of the Conference on the Future of Europe, in any case no later than 30 June 2022.

Actions must be ready to start as of the award of the grant.

Performance indicators for the action

The proposals must set up quantified targets using the performance indicators in Annex 1 of the application form (mandatory). Grant beneficiaries will be requested to report on the actual achievements of the action against the predefined targets. The proposal should also indicate methodology for collecting this data/source of information and to evaluate the results of the action.

Applicants should complete their estimations on the performance indicators based on the most recent data available.

Impact of the COVID-19 outbreak crisis

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the beneficiary will ensure that its action respects all relevant security and sanitary measures required by the competent authorities.

Should COVID-19 prevent the organisation of a physical event, they might envisage an alternative online scenario.

Financial provisions

Available budget

An indicative amount of € 1.8 million will be available for grants under this call for proposals. The EP reserves the right not to distribute the entirety of the available budget.

Proposals are expected to request a contribution from the European Parliament between 30,000 and 100,000.00 euro.

Co-financing

Co-financing shall take the form of reimbursement of a specified proportion of eligible costs actually incurred by the beneficiary and its affiliated entities (as defined in Article 187 of the Financial Regulation).

The grant is limited to a maximum co-funding rate of 70% of the action’s eligible costs. Consequently, part of the total eligible expenses entered in the estimative budget must be financed from sources other than the grant (co-financing principle).

An action may only receive one grant from the EU budget. In no circumstances shall the same costs be financed twice by the Union budget. As a result, no grants may be awarded for the same actions or very similar actions already financed by the EU budget through a grant or a contract to the same beneficiary(ies).

For more information on the categories of costs eligible and on how to estimate the budget of your action, please refer to the guidelines for applicants.

Disclaimer: the provisional budget estimate above and the indicative timetable below may be reviewed as required under the prevailing circumstances linked to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Eligibility

Eligible actions

The actions supported under this call are mono-beneficiary actions. This means that there is one legal entity applying for a grant.

Several applicants cannot submit one common action proposal. In addition, grant agreements may only be signed with a single beneficiary.

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.

Eligible participants

To be eligible for a grant, applicants must be able to demonstrate that they are:

  • A legal person constituted and registered as legal entity for at least one year at the time of application;
  • Based in one of the Member States of the European Union.

Beneficiaries and affiliated entities, if any, must register in the Participant Register15 and will have to be validated by the Central Validation Service (REA Validation). For the validation, they will be requested to upload documents showing legal status and origin. The European Parliament may ask an applicant to provide additional information or to clarify the supporting documents submitted.

Other entities may participate in the action, such as subcontractors and recipients of financial support.

Specific cases

Affiliated entities7 are allowed under the following conditions: legal entities having a legal or capital link with applicants, which is neither limited to the information measure nor established for the sole purpose of its implementation (e.g. members of networks, federations, etc.), may take part in the information measure as affiliated entities, and may declare eligible costs. Supporting documents proving the legal link between the beneficiary and the affiliated entity will be requested at a later stage and only for selected proposals.

The following entities are not eligible: natural persons and international organisations.

For more information, see Rules for Legal Entity Validation, LEAR Appointment and Financial Capacity Assessment

Eligible activities

Eligible activities are the ones set out in section 2.2 above (non-exhaustive list).

Projects must comply with EU policy interests and European Parliament priorities.

Financial support to third parties is allowed for grants and prizes under the conditions stated in article II.12 of the grant agreement provided it is explicitly mentioned in the application.

Ethics

Projects must comply with ethical principles and applicable EU, international and national law and may not have a military focus nor be against the democratic values of the European Union.

Application Details

See full details in the official call document.

All proposals must be submitted directly online via the Funding & Tenders Portal Electronic Submission System.