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Europe for Citizens - Action Grants 2014-2020
Source Funding Central


This programme aims to strengthen remembrance and enhance capacity for civic participation at the European Union level. The programme contributes by developing citizens' organisations' capacity to engage citizens in the democratic life of the EU.


Fund Value:
£ 145,136,000
Maximum Value:
£ 154,000

Value Notes

The Programme has an overall budget of €187,718,000 for 2014-2020. The annual budget is subject to decision of the budgetary authorities.


Strand 1 - European remembrance

  • Maximum grant amount: €200,000
  • Maximum percentage of co-funding: 70%
  • Maximum duration: 18 months per project

Strand 2: Democratic engagement and civic participation


  • Maximum grant amount: €25,000 per project
  • Maximum percentage of co-funding: 50%
  • Maximum duration: 21 days per project

Networks of Towns

  • Maximum grant amount: €150,000
  • Maximum percentage of co-funding: 70%
  • Maximum duration: 24 months per project

Civil Society Projects

  • Maximum grant amount: €200,000
  • Maximum percentage of co-funding: 70%
  • Maximum duration: 18 months per project

Extended Description

The overarching aim of the Europe for Citizens programme is to contribute to understanding about the European Union and to promote civic participation.

The general objectives of the programme are to:

  • Contribute to citizens’ understanding of the European Union, its history and diversity.
  • Foster European citizenship and to improve conditions for civic and democratic participation at European Union level.

Its specific objectives are to:

  • Raise awareness of remembrance, common history and values and the EU's aim that is to promote peace, its values and the well-being of its peoples by stimulating debate, reflection and development of networks.
  • Encourage democratic and civic participation of citizens at EU level, by developing citizens' understanding of the EU policy making-process and promoting opportunities for societal and intercultural engagement and volunteering at EU level.

The programme consists of the following two strands:

  1. Remembrance and European citizenship.
  2. Democratic engagement and civic participation.

Latest Information

Deadlines: Networks of Towns and Town Twinning: 1 September 2017. Civil Society Projects and European Remembrance: 18 October 2017.

Key Criteria

The programme is open to all stakeholders promoting European integration, in particular:

  • Local authorities and organisations
  • European public policy research organisations (think-tanks)
  • Citizens' groups
  • Civil society organisations
  • Educational and research institutions

Participation is open to:

  • EU Member States
  • The Republic of Serbia
  • Montenegro
  • Acceding countries, candidate countries and potential candidates
  • EFTA countries

Specific eligibility criteria apply to the different Strands and actions as follows:

Strand 1 - European remembrance

  • Public local/regional authorities or non-profit organisations, including civil society organisations, survivors' associations, and cultural, youth, educational and research organisations, associations of twinned towns
  • A project must involve organisations from at least one Member State, but preference is given to transnational projects

Strand 2: Democratic engagement and civic participation (action grants)


  • Towns/municipalities or their twinning committees or other non-profit organisations representing local authorities
  • Must involve towns from at least two eligible countries of which at least one is an EU Member State

Networks of Towns

  • Towns/municipalities or their twinning committees or networks, other levels of local/regional authorities, federations/associations of local authorities and non-profit organisations representing local authorities; the other organisations involved in the project can also be non-profit Civil Society Organisations
  • Must involve towns from at least four eligible countries of which at least one is an EU Member State

Civil Society Projects

  • Non-profit organisations, including civil society organisations, educational, cultural or research institutions; the other organisations involved in the project can also be public local/regional authorities
  • Must involve organisations from at least three eligible countries of which at least one is an EU Member State

Eligible Expenditure

Actions must be implemented on a transnational level or with a clear European dimension.

Support is available for the following types of actions:

  • Citizens' meetings and town-twinning.
  • Creation and operations of transnational partnerships and networks.
  • Community building and debates on citizenship issues based on the use of ICT and/or social media.
  • European Union level events.
  • Debates/studies and interventions on defining moments in European history, in particular to keep the memory alive of the crimes committed under Nazism and Stalinism.
  • Reflection/debates on common values.
  • Initiatives to raise awareness on the EU institutions and their functioning.
  • Actions that exploit and further valorise the results of the supported initiatives.
  • Studies on issues related to citizenship and civic participation.
  • Support of programme information/advice structures in the Member States.

Priorities 2016-2020

For the 2016-2020 period, priorities have been designed to stimulate debates on dates of European significance and topics having a strong resonance in present times (for the European Remembrance strand) or anchored in the social, economic and political reality of the European Union (for the Democratic engagement and civic participation strand).

Priorities for European Remembrance

Priority 1: Commemorations of major historical turning points in recent European history

The following commemorations are eligible for projects, depending on the year of application:


  • 1918 - The end of WWI – the rise of nation states and the failure to create a European cooperation and peaceful coexistence
  • 1938/1939 - Beginning of WWII
  • 1948 - Beginning of the Cold War
  • 1948 - The Hague Congress and the integration of Europe
  • 1968 - Protest and civil rights movements, invasion to Czechoslovakia, student protests and anti-Semitic campaign in Poland


  • 1979 - European Parliament elections – also 40 years since the first directly elected EP in 1979
  • 1989 - Democratic revolutions in Central and Eastern Europe and the fall of the Berlin wall
  • 2004 - 15 years of EU enlargement into central and Eastern Europe


  • 1950 - Robert Schuman Declaration
  • 1990 - German reunification
  • 2000 - Proclamation of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights

Priority 2: Civil society and civic participation under totalitarian regimes

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Priority 3: Ostracism and loss of citizenship under totalitarian regimes: drawing the lessons for today

Past processes of ostracism should be analysed and debated so as to inform the present. Through their projects, applicants shall address the following themes and questions:

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