Programme 2014 - 2020

Annual Work Programmes

Commission implementing decision of 08/12/2014 on the adoption of the 2015 work programme and the financing for the implementation (PDF)

Council Regulation (EU) No 390/2014 of 14 April 2014 establishing the ‘Europe for Citizens’ programme for the period 2014-2020

Europe for citizens programme 2014-2020 - The second stakeholder consultation on the future programme 2014-2020 (PDF)

Online Consultation on the Future of the Europe for Citizens Programme 2014-2020 (PDF)

Mid-term Evaluation of the Europe for Citizens programme

As foreseen by the Council Regulation establishing the Europe for Citizens programme (2014-2020), the Commission carried out a mid-term evaluation of the Europe for Citizens programme in 2017. The Commission report was published in the beginning of 2018. It has been supported by the external mid-term evaluation study prepared by Deloitte and Coffey.

European house for civil society Study
Ex ante appraisal and feasibility study on the establishment of a European house for civil society

Programme 2007 - 2013

Report from the EC on the implementation, results and overall assessment of the "Europe for Citizens" programme 2007-2013

Ex post evaluation Europe for Citizens 2007-2013 - Final report

Ex post evaluation Europe for Citizens 2007-2013 - annexes

Ex post evaluation Europe for Citizens 2007-2013 - executive summary

Progress report of the focus groups and support for impact assessment

Europe for citizens programme guide 2007-2013

Interim Evaluation of the Europe for Citizens Programme 2007-13

Report on the mid-term evaluation of the «Europe for Citizens» Programme 2007 – 2013

Golden Stars Awards 2010

Golden Stars Awards 2009

Golden Stars Awards 2008

Golden Stars Awards 2007

Study on Maximising the Potential of Mobility in Building European Identity and Promoting Civic Participation

Study on Maximising the Potential of Mobility in Building European Identity and Promoting Civic Participation
ECORYS was commissioned by the European Commission's Education, Audiovisual & Culture Executive Agency and DG Communication to carry out a study on ‘Maximising the potential of mobility in building European identity and promoting civic participation in EU’, to better understand how the potential to support civil society mobility offered by the Europe for citizens programme can be enhanced and fully exploited.

Citizenship Education in Europe
All EU Member States have integrated 'citizenship education' into their primary and secondary school curricula - albeit with different approaches, according to a report published today by the European Commission. Improving knowledge and skills for teaching the subject remains a challenge, however, with only two countries (UK - England and Slovakia) offering training for prospective specialist teachers in initial teacher education programmes. The report indicates a general consensus that citizenship education should aim to develop critical thinking, analytical skills and attitudes to foster active participation in school and society.

Participatory Citizenship in the European Union Institute of Education
The study 'Participatory Citizenship in the European Union' mapped the theory, policy, practices and levels of engagement across Europe into 3 reports: the Contextual Report, the Analytic Report and the Good Practice Report. Data was collected from the 27 EU member states by experts. This was complemented with the analysis of European and international datasets and the most up to date literature in the field. A 4th report includes the policy recommendations: these are oriented towards the Europe 2020 strategy for ‘smart, sustainable and inclusive growth’ overall and, more specifically, to policies and actions in the context of developing the new Europe for Citizens Programme 2014 – 2020, and in light of the upcoming 2013 European Year of Citizens, and the 2014 European elections.

European Year of Volunteering 2011

Volunteering

This executive summary contains the key findings of a study on volunteering in the EU by GHK, which was commissioned by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) and managed by the Directorate General for Education and Culture (DG EAC) of the European Commission.

Press release
In a press release, the Commission announces to the press its proposal for designating 2011 the European Year of Volunteering 2011.

Commission Proposal for a European Year of Volunteering 2011
On 3 June 2009, the Commission proposes to designate 2011 the European Year of volunteering.

ex ante evaluation - European Year of Volunteering 2011
The Commission's proposal for the European Year Volunteering of 2011 is based on an ex ante evaluation carried out in spring 2009.

Council decision on the European Year of Voluntary Activities Promoting Active Citizenship (2011) (PDF)
The Council decision of 27 November 2009 establishes the European Year of Voluntary Activities Promoting Active Citizenship 2011.

Report on cross border volunteering
Report of the European Parliament on recognising and promoting cross-border voluntary activities in the European Union

Opinion of the Economic and Social Committee: Recognising and Promoting Cross-Border Volunteering
Opinion of the Economic and Social Committee on the "Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions - Communication on EU Policies and Volunteering: Recognising and Promoting Cross-Border Volunteering".

Council conclusions on volunteering and sport
Council conclusions on the role of voluntary activities in sport in promoting active citizenship.

Warsaw Declaration of the National Coordinating Bodies
In the European Union, almost 100 million citizens of all ages invest their time and talents to make a positive contribution to their community by volunteering in civil society organisations, youth clubs, hospitals, schools, in sport clubs, etc.

EYV 2011 Alliance Policy Agenda on Voluneering in Europe (P.A.V.E)

Volunteering Charter
European charter on the rights and responsibilities of volunteers

Programme 2004 - 2006

Decision No 1904/2006/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council

Citizen's effect - 25 features about the Europe for Citizens Programme

Golden Stars Awards 2006

Council Decision 2004/100/EC of 26 January 2004 establishing a Community action programme to promote active European citizenship