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Europe for Citizens Programme (2014-2020)_Call for proposals N° COMM-C2/01/2013

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Call for proposals N° COMM-C2/01/2013

Structural support for European public policy research organisations (think tanks) and for civil society organisations at European level

Europe for Citizens Programme (2014-2020)


The aim of the present call is to select organisations with European outreach which, through their permanent, usual and regular activities, make a tangible contribution to the objectives of the ‘Europe for Citizens’ programme. The call for proposals concerns structural support, referred to as operating grants, to bodies pursuing an aim of general Union interest, to raise awareness on European  remembrance or to encourage democratic and civic participation .


General Programme objectives

  • to contribute to citizens’ understanding of the Union, its history and diversity;
  • to foster European citizenship and to improve conditions for civic and democratic participation at Union level.

Specific Programme objectives

  • to raise awareness of remembrance, common history and values and the 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;
  • to encourage democratic and civic participation of citizens at Union level, by developing citizens’ understanding of the Union policy making-process and promoting opportunities for societal and intercultural engagement and volunteering at Union level.

Thematic priorities for 2014

Strand 1: European remembrance

Strand 2: Democratic engagement and civic participation


Eligible countries

Applications from legal entities established in one of the following countries are eligible:

a) EU Member States: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom;

b) Aplications from other countries (namely the EFTA countries, the acceding countries, candidate countries and potential candidate countries) are eligible, provided that these countries have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the European Commission during 2014. In this case, applicants from these countries may apply for a Framework Partnership for three years from 2015 to 2017 by 31 December 2014.


 An EU grant is an incentive to carry out activities that would not be possible without the support of the Union. It is based on the principle of co-financing.

Co-financing amount :


Type Minimum amount Maximum amount

Maximum co-financing rate

A. Civil society organisations for European remembrance (strand 1) EUR 60.000 EUR 200.000


B. Civil society organisations working at European level (strand 2) EUR 60.000 EUR 200.000


C. European public policy research organisations (think thanks) (strand 1 and 2) EUR 60.000 EUR 350.000


D. Platforms of pan-European organisations (strand 2) EUR 60.000 EUR 600.000 




The deadline for submission of applications is 20 December 2013 at 12.00 p.m. (midday Brussels time).

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