Europe for Citizens

Europe for Citizens contributes to citizens' understanding of the EU, its history and diversity; fosters European citizenship and improves conditions for civic and democratic participation at EU level; raises awareness of remembrance, common history and values; and encourages democratic participation of citizens at EU level, by developing citizens' understanding of the EU policy making-process and, by promoting opportunities for societal and intercultural engagement and volunteering at EU level.

The Programme consists of two strands:

1. European Remembrance: Focuses on Europe as a peace project. The programme supports initiatives which reflect on the causes of the totalitarian regimes that blighted Europe's modern history, look at its other defining moments and reference points, and consider different historical perspectives. Remembering the lessons of the past is a pre-requisite for building a brighter future.

2. Democratic engagement and civic participation: Strengthens the general public's understanding of how EU policies are shaped today. It also fosters the close involvement of civil society in European policy-making. Citizens' organisations can draw on funding to encourage and develop the responsible, democratic civic engagement of the general public in the processes of European integration.

For more information click here.


Open Calls


Europe for Citizens

Name of Call

Description of Call

Eligible Applicants


Networks of Towns

The idea of networking is for towns cooperate with their own twinning partners, as well as with the partners of their partners. This can help them to explore a particular topic or theme, to share resources or interests, to gain influence or to face common challenges. Support for networking will help them to take full advantage of this synergy. Maximum project duration is 24 months and the maximum duration of each event is 21 days. The maximum grant award is €150,000 and the minimum grant awarded is €10,000.

Local Councils

September 1, 2017

Town Twinning

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

Local Councils

September 1, 2017