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

No current open funds

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