Call for proposals 2017 - Operating grants - Structural support for European think tanks and for civil society organisations at European level EACEA/33/2017 Closed!


The specific objectives of the programme are:

  • 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 (strand 1),
  • to encourage democratic and civic participation of citizens at Union level, by developing citizens' understanding of the Union policymaking-process and promoting opportunities for societal and intercultural engagement and volunteering at Union level (strand 2)


The activities of the applicant must make a tangible contribution to the development and implementation of the general and specific programme objectives.

The applicants must provide:

  • a strategic work programme for a period of three years starting in 2018, and
  • a detailed annual work programme for a period of 12 months starting in 2018.

The applicant organisation's strategic work programme should cover its statutory activities, including conferences, seminars, round tables, representation, communication and valorisation, outreach to young people, and their other recurrent European activities related to the activities of the Europe for Citizens programme.

Activities linked to the European Solidarity Corps are also eligible.

European community funding

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

  • 6,80 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 18 October 2017 - 2 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call 2017 - Structural support for European think tanks and for civil society organisations at European level (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

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

  • 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)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Education and Culture

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