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Europe for Citizens

(2014-2020) Funding initiatives to strengthen remembrance and enhance civic participation across the EU.

The aim of the Europe for Citizens programme in 2014-2020 was to fund projects that:

  • contribute to citizens’ understanding of the history, values and diversity of the EU;
  • foster conditions for civic participation and engagement at EU level.

For the 2014-2020 programming period, Europe for Citizens had a total budget of €187,718,000.

The programme was implemented through two strands: European Remembrance, and Democratic Engagement and Civic Participation.

Specific priorities for European Remembrance (Strand 1):

  • Commemorations of major historical turning points in recent European history;
  • Civil society and civic participation under totalitarian regimes;
  • With regards to antisemitism, anti-gypsyism, xenophobia, homophobia and other forms of intolerance, drawing lessons for today’s society and for civic participation under totalitarian regimes;
  • Democratic transition and accession to the European Union.

Specific priorities for "Democratic engagement and civic participation" (Strand 2):

  • Debating the future of Europe and challenging Euroscepticism;
  • Promoting solidarity in times of crisis;
  • Fostering intercultural dialogue and mutual understanding and combatting the stigmatisation of migrants and minority groups.

Further information

The Europe for Citizens programmes existed from 2014-2020. The Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values (CERV) programme for 2021-2027 builds on the successes of the Europe for Citizens programme. To find current funding opportunities offered by the CERV programme for 2021-2027, please see the European Commission’s Funding & Tender Opportunities Portal (F&TP).

To find past calls for proposals, selection results, and any beneficiaries spaces that aren't in the list below, please see the archives here.

Frequently Asked Questions - Europe for Citizens
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