Call for proposals 2009 — Europe for Citizens Programme (2007-2013) Implementation of the actions: Active Citizens for Europe, Active civil society in Europe and Active European Remembrance. CITIZENS 2009 Closed!

Objectives

This call for proposals is based on Decision No 1904/2006/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2006, establishing for the period 2007 to 2013 the Programme Europe for Citizens to promote active European citizenship.

The Europe for Citizens Programme has the following specific objectives:

  • Bringing together people form local communities across Europe to share and exchange experiences, opinions and values, to learn from history and to build for the future.
  • Fostering action, debate and reflection related to European citizenship and democracy, shared values, common history and culture through cooperation within civil society organisations at European level.
  • Bringing Europe closer to its citizens by promoting Europe's values and achievements, while preserving the memory of its past.
  • Encouraging interaction between citizens and civil society organisations from all participating countries contributing to intercultural dialogue and bringing to the fore both Europe's diversity and unity, with particular attention to activities aimed at developing closer ties between citizens from Member States of the European Union as constituted on 30 April 2004 and those form Member States which have acceded since that date.

In adition to our useful documents section, furtherinformation about Call for Proposals under "Europe for Cirtizens Programme" can be found at the Education, Audiovisual & Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) website.

Actions

The Europe for Citizens Programme supports projects promoting active European citizenship. This call covers the following actions of the Europe for Citizens Programme:

Action 1 - Active Citizens for Europe

Measure 1. Town twinning

This measure is aimed at activities that involve or promote direct exchanges between European citizens through their participation in town-twining activities.

  • Measure 1.1. Town twinning citizens' meetings. (Deadlines for submission: 1 February 2010, 1 June 2010 and 1 September 2010).
  • Measure 1.2. Networks of twinned towns. (Deadlines for submission: 1 February 2010 and 1 September 2010).

Measure 2. ‘Citizens' projects’ and ‘Support measures’

This measure addresses a major challenge of the European Union today: how to bridge the gap between citizens and the European Union. It aims at exploring original and innovative methodologies capable of encouraging citizens’ participation and stimulating the dialogue between European citizens and the institutions of the European Union.

The support measures are a tool to develop the quality of projects submitted within Action 1 ‘Active Citizens for Europe’.

  • Measure 2.1. Citizens' projects. (Deadline for submission:1 June 2010).
  • Measure 2.2. Support measures. (Deadline for submission:1 June 2010).

Action 2 - Active civil society in Europe

Measure 3.  Support for projects initiated by civil society organisations. (Deadline for submission: 15 February 2010).

The aim of this measure is to support concrete projects promoted by civil society organisations belonging to different participating countries. These projects should raise awareness on matters of European interest and contribute to foster mutual understanding on different cultures and to identify common values through cooperation at European level.

Action 4 - Active European Remembrance (Deadline for submission: 30 April 2010)

The aim of projects supported under this action is to keep alive the memory of the victims of Nazism and Stalinism and to improve the knowledge and understanding of present and future generations about what took place in the camps and other places of mass-civilian extermination, and why.

European community funding

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

  • 20,40 Million EUR (Annual budget for 2010)

All the important deadlines

  • 01 September 2010 - 9 years ago (The deadline for the presentation of proposals for area 1)
  • 15 February 2010 - 9 years ago (The deadline for the presentation of proposals for area 2)
  • 30 April 2010 - 9 years ago (The deadline for the presentation of proposals for area 4)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Programme guide (Work programme)
  • Call for proposals 2008 — Europe for Citizens Programme (2007-2013). mplementation of the actions 1,2 and 4. (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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