European Parliament - Capacity Building Actions

Deadline :
August 30, 2022 5:00 PM

Brussels time

Project Duration:
Funding available:
EUR 100,000
Partners required:
The actions supported under this call are mono-beneficiary actions - no partners required.

Funding programme

The European Parliament is the legislative branch of the European Union and its communications grants programme provides funding to advance its institutional communication strategy.

 

Call overview

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.

 

Call details

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.

Activities

The programme of capacity building actions could include, among other subjects:

  • An introduction to the European Union and its institutions;
  • The role and competences of the European Parliament, together.eu;
  • Concepts and techniques of political activism, including campaigning around the European elections 2024; inclusive participation and consultation;
  • Leadership and campaigning (including the creation of campaign narratives for the elections, the organisation of events, building a social media presence and campaigns, public speaking).
  • Disinformation, information manipulation and their role in elections

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.

Eligibility

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:

  • A pan-European civil society organisation, a pan-European youth organisation, pan-European trade union, pan-European think tank, pan-European business or trade association or a pan-European professional associations. For the purpose of this call, the concept of pan-European refers: To either pan-European membership entities which are a formal part of a network of entities sharing common values. Only entities part of a network represented in seven or more Member States can present proposals to this call; or to entities representing formally the interest of a wide group of member entities or individuals from different Member States. Only entities with members (organisations or individuals) from seven or more Member States can present proposals to this call.
  • A legal person constituted and registered as not for profit entity or equivalent according to the national legislation, for at least three years at the time of application;
  • Based in one of the Member States of the European Union;
  • Legal person with nonpartisan political affiliation

Consortium Composition

N/A

 

Budget

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.

Project duration

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.

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Deadline :
August 30, 2022 5:00 PM

Brussels time

Project Duration:
Funding available:
EUR 100,000
Partners required:
The actions supported under this call are mono-beneficiary actions - no partners required.