Call for proposals — Structural support for European public policy research organisations and think tanks and for civil society organisations at European level EACEA/28/12 Closed!


This call for proposals EACEA/28/12 is based on the Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the Europe for citizens’ programme, Action 2, Measures 1 and 2 — 2013, to promote active European citizenship for the period between 2007 and 2013.

The specific objectives of this call for proposals are:

  1. to foster action, debate and reflection related to European citizenship and democracy, shared values, common history and culture through the activities and cooperation of think tanks and within civil society organisations at European level;
  2. to encourage 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.

Thematic priorities

  • Priority one — EU: values, rights and opportunities for citizens
  • Priority two — Citizens’ participation in the democratic life of the EU


The activities of the applicant organisation must make a tangible contribution to developing and imple­menting the specific objectives and thematic priorities of this call for proposals. They must cover at least one specific aim and one thematic priority among those listed under point "objectives".

The applicant organisation’s work programme for 2013 must cover its statutory activities, including conferences, seminars, round tables, representation, communication and enhancement, and their other recurrent European activities.

European community funding

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

  • 7,70 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 15 November 2012 - 7 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call — Structural support for European public policy research organisations and think tanks (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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