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Structural support for European public policy research organisations (think tanks) and for civil society organisations at European level — ‘Europe for citizens’ programme (2014-20)

Deadline

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  • 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.

 

Strand 1: European remembrance  According to Article 3 of the Treaty of the European Union, the EU's aim is to promote peace, its values and the well-being of its peoples. In this context, the ‘Europe for citizens’ programme supports organisations reflecting on causes of totalitarian regimes in Europe's modern history as well as on other defining moments and reference points in recent European history. Historical moments which are to be commemorated in particular in 2014 will be the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I, the 25th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall and the 10 years of enlargement of the European Union to Central and Eastern Europe.  Strand 2: Democratic engagement and civic participation  Elections to the European Parliament will be held in all Member States from 22 to 25 May 2014. These elections will be the first to be held under the Lisbon Treaty enhancing the role of EU citizens as political actors through Article 11 TEU. In this context, the ‘Europe for citizens’ programme under its strand 2 will support organisations working on citizens' participation in the democratic life of the EU, ranging from local democracy to the empowerment of citizens to play a full part in EU policy.  

Budget

6 760 000 EUR

Begunstigden

A. Civil society organisations for European remembrance (strand 1):  Organisations carrying activities reflecting on causes of totalitarian regimes in Europe's modern history (specially but not exclusively Nazism that led to the Holocaust, Fascism, Stalinism and totalitarian communist regimes) and commemorating the victims of their crimes. Organisations implementing activities concerning other defining moments and reference points in recent European history. Organisations focusing on the common values of the EU: raising citizens' awareness on the importance of maintaining and promoting democratic values in Europe i.e. through the memory of European personalities such as the founding fathers of the European project or others who have made a significant contribution to later stages of European construction.  B. Civil society organisations working at European level (strand 2):  Umbrella organisations, networks and other CSOs aiming 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 civic engagement at Union level.  C. European public policy research organisations (think tanks) (strand 1 and 2): These organisations provide a link between research and policy-making at European level. They help to find solutions to problems and facilitate interaction between scientists, intellectuals and decision-makers. The call targets think tanks that essentially focus on the objectives and priorities of the ‘Europe for citizens’ programme, performing activities that go beyond mere research and are not aimed exclusively at specialist groups. Both strands are concerned.  D. Platforms of pan-European organisations (strand 2):  The specificity of such platforms is that their members are themselves umbrella organisations (platforms) on a European level. These pan-European platforms represent a very large number of European citizens and cover a wide range of policy domains.

 

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