Civil society projects 2015 – Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency
This measure aims at supporting projects promoted by transnational partnerships and networks directly involving citizens. Those projects gather citizens from different horizons, in activities directly linked to Union policies, with a view to give them an opportunity to concretely participate in the Union policy-making process in areas related to the objectives of the Programme.
The project should consist in stimulating and organising reflection, debates or other activities related to the annual priority themes of the Programme and propose concrete solutions that can be found through cooperation or coordination at European level, and ensure a concrete link with the policy making process indicated above. Projects should actively involve a large number of citizens in the implementation and aim at setting the basis for, or encouraging the development of, long-lasting networking between many organisations active in the field.
A Civil Society Project must include at least two of the following three types of activities: 9 Promotion of societal engagement and solidarity: activities able to promoting debate/campaigns/actions on the themes of common interest in the larger framework of the rights and responsibilities of the Union citizens and making the link to the European political agenda and policy making process. 9 Gathering of opinions: activities aiming at gathering the individual opinions of the citizens on a specific topic to be yearly defined, favouring a bottom up approach (including the use of social networks, webinars, etc.) and media literacy. 9 Volunteering: activities promoting solidarity among Union citizens and beyond.
Who can participate?
Applicants: non profit organisations, including civil society organisations, educational, cultural or research institutions.
Partners: Public local/regional authorities or non-profit organisations, including civil society organisations, educational, cultural or research institutions, town-twinning committees and networks.
Maximum eligible grant for a project: 150 000 EUR.