The European Parliament is the legislative branch of the European Union and its communications grants programme provides funding to advance its institutional communication strategy.
This call aims to fund projects that encourage and support citizens who volunteer to become elections change-makers through organising capacity building actions offline and online.
This action consists of the design and implementation of capacity building through training and other actions, aiming at providing change-makers with skills, competences, tools and motivation to play an active role in the democratic life and in the promotion of the democratic values, especially by mobilising their community to participate in the European Elections in 2024.
After the training, the beneficiary should monitor and report on the communication engagement activities organised by the trained change-makers. The change-makers should commit to organise at least two activities with an outreach of at least 100 persons in total in a physical setting in their community using the skills and competences previously acquired through capacity building.
The programme of capacity building actions could include, among other subjects:
Different training methods and formats, such as workshops, boot-camps, TedX style talks, could be used to organise the capacity building actions. The use of participatory, interactive and creative methods is strongly encouraged. Participants should follow the entire capacity building programme, from beginning to end.
The actions supported under this call are mono-beneficiary actions. This means that there is one legal entity applying for a grant. Applications presented by consortia are not eligible. To be eligible for a grant, applicants must be able to demonstrate that they are:
The maximum EP contribution for an action proposal for Action category 1 with a scope, which is covering 7 Member States is EUR100,000. This threshold does not apply to action proposals with a scope of 8Member States or more. The outreach of the action should be balanced between each Member State.
Actions should start at the earliest on 1 December 2022 and should end at the latest on 30 June 2024. The bulk of the communications efforts towards citizens should focus on actions performed during the first half of 2024.