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TOPIC : Action grants to foster the successful inclusion and participation of European citizens in their host EU country's civic and political life

Topic identifier: REC-RCIT-CITI-AG-2016
Publication date: 22 June 2016

Types of action: REC-AG REC Action Grant
Opening date:
17 November 2016
Deadline: 17 January 2017 17:00:00

Time Zone : (Brussels time)
  Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme REC website
Pillar: REC Programme 2014-2020
Work Programme Year: REC-2016
Work Programme Part: REC-2016
Topic Updates
  • 01 February 2018 13:51

    Abstracts of the selected projects were added under Topic conditions and documents, Addtional documents.

  • 15 June 2017 12:01

    A  call update flash info document was added under Topic conditions and documents, Addtional documents.

  • 12 September 2016 18:45

    A new version of the Guide for Applicants is available under the Topic conditions and documents.

Topic Description

1. Priorities and activities to be funded

1.1. Priorities

This call for proposals will support projects promoting Union citizenship policies, in particular facilitating the exercise of the right to free movement and the electoral rights deriving from Union citizenship. The priority of the call will be to foster the successful inclusion and participation of EU citizens in their host EU country, and its civic and political life.

1.2. Description of the activities to be funded under this topic

This call will fund activities on developing, identifying and promoting the exchange and dissemination of best practices implemented across the EU at local/regional/national level to foster the successful inclusion and participation of EU citizens in their host EU country, and its civic and political life (e.g. through one-stop-shop information services addressed to newcomers.)

Priority will be given to activities aimed at enhancing awareness of EU citizens of their rights, including the right to free movement, to increase their involvement in their host EU country and strengthen their ability to enforce these rights effectively.

Priority will be also given to proposals which seek to increase participation of EU citizens, with a focus on mobile EU citizens, in the democratic process, and particularly to those proposals which seek to address the reasons for the persistently low voter turnout, and to foster awareness of and promote the right to participate in European and local elections in the host country, thus strengthening the European dimension of these elections.

Topic conditions and documents

Please read carefully all provisions below before the preparation of your application.

1. List of eligible countries
The Member States (MS) of the European Union (EU), including their overseas departments, Iceland and Liechtenstein

2. Eligibility and admissibility conditions

2.1 Admissibility requirements are described under point 1 of part C of the Guide for applicants

2.2 Eligibility of the applicant and of the partners

The applicants and partners must be public entities or private organisations or international organisations. Organisations which are profit-oriented must submit applications in partnership with public entities or private non-profit-oriented organisations.

2.3 Eligibility of the application
(a) The EU grant applied for cannot be lower than EUR 75 000;
(b) The project must not have started prior to the date of submission of the grant application;
(c) The duration of the project should not exceed 24 months.

3. Provisions, proposal templates and evaluation forms for the type(s) of action(s) under this topic
Guide for applicants
Detailed budget template to facilitate the planning of your project
Standard proposal template
Model grant agreement for mono-beneficiary grants
Model grant agreement for multi-beneficiary grants
Legal basis indicators

4. Additional documents
REC Programme – Annual work plan 2016
REC Programme legal basis
EU Financial regulation


Additional documents

  • Call update flash info en
  • Abstracts of the selected projects en

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