Call for proposals EACEA/07/08 - Citizens' Projects Programme - Action 1, Measure 2.1 CITIZENS Closed!


The call for proposals concerns action 1, measure 2.1 - Citizens' projects within the ‘Europe for Citizens’ Programme. It is designed to contribute addressing a major challenge of the European Union today, namely how to bridge the gap between citizens and the European Union. It aims at exploring original and innovative methodology with the potential to encourage citizens' participation and to stimulate dialogue between European citizens and the institutions of the European Union.

The specific objectives of this call for proposals are to support citizens' panels which enable to:

  1. Collect the opinion of citizens on some key European challenges for the future (see themes).
  2. Consolidate a method for stimulating active interaction and discussion between citizens on certain EU policy areas that affect their daily life.
  3. Create mechanisms that enable European citizens to develop civic competences, to formulate their views and opinions on the European integration process in the form of recommendations for policy makers at European level.
  4. Encourage the dialogue between European citizens and the institutions of the EU, empowering citizens as regards EU policies and their impact, and ensuring appropriate follow up of citizens' opinions by the EU institutions.


Proposals under this call must address at least one of the following priority themes:

  • Intercultural dialogue.
  • New institutional developments: a new momentum for active European citizenship.
  • Women participation in political life.
  • Sport for active citizenship and social inclusion.
  • The European Year of Creativity and Innovation 2009.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 0,92 Million EUR (Annual budget for 2008)

All the important deadlines

  • 01 July 2008 - 11 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Useful documents

  • Call for proposals EACEA/07/08 - Citizens' Projects (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Local authorities
  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)
  • European Economic Area (EEA)
  • Candidate Countries
  • Third countries

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Education and Culture

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