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About the Europe for citizens Programme

Programme objectives and priorities

Programme objectives

General objectives:

To contribute to citizens' understanding of the Union, its history and diversity;

To foster European citizenship and improve conditions for civic and democratic participation at Union level;

Specific objectives:

Raise awareness of remembrance, common history and values of the European Union'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 Union level, by developing citizens' understanding of the Union's policy-making process and promoting opportunities for societal and intercultural engagement and volunteering at Union level.


Annual programme priorities for 2014

Strand 1: European remembrance

  • The 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I,
  • The 25th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall,
  • The 10 years of enlargement of the European Union to central and Eastern Europe.


Strand 2: Democratic engagement and civic participation

  • The 2014 elections to the European Parliament and citizens' participation in the democratic life of Europe.

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