The European Union is made of its citizens and for its citizens! With this in mind, the Europe for Citizens Programme is funding projects and activities aimed at getting the EU’s 500 million inhabitants to play a greater part in the development of the EU.
By funding schemes and activities in which citizens can participate, the Programme is promoting Europe’s shared history and values, and fostering a sense of ownership for how the EU develops.
Projects funded under the Programme are run by local authorities, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), think tanks, trade unions, universities or others. Projects bring people together to talk about the EU integration, policies and values, enhance mutual understanding between them, boost their awareness of the societal impact of EU policies and encourage them to participate in shaping the future of the EU.
As part of a study on the possible establishment of a European House for Civil Society, the Commission is launching a survey in order to explore what citizens and civil society think of current initiatives and what they want in relation to participating in EU affairs.
The call for proposals for Structural support for European public policy research organisations (think tanks) and for civil society organisations at European level has been published - COMM-C2/01-2013
"Europe for Citizens" : 2014 Work Programme adopted – 31/10/2013.
Advance notice : Call for proposals for Operating grants 2014-2017