Donor: European Commission (EC) - CERV
Application procedure: Online Application
Donor base: Belgium
Reference number: CERV-2023-CITIZENS-CIV
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation, Social Business
Deadline: 05.09.2023

Financial details

Grant size: Large - more than $1,000,000, Medium - up to $1,000,000
Minimum grant size: 75.000€
Total available budget: -
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: -
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Capacity Building
  • Governance & Democracy
  • Human Rights

Project Locations

  1. Europe

      Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine


1) Objective

This call aims to support projects promoted by transnational partnerships and networks directly involving citizens. These projects will gather a diverse range of people from different backgrounds in activities directly linked to EU policies, giving them an opportunity to actively participate in the EU policymaking process and thus contribute to the democratic and civic life of the Union. The projects will encourage citizens’, including young persons, understanding of the policymaking process, showing in practice how to engage in the democratic life of the EU and enabling them to make known and publicly exchange their views in all areas of Union action.

The call provides an opportunity to broadly cover a variety of policy areas and contribute to the promotion of EU values, the rule of law, fundamental rights and democracy. Projects should support democratic participation, including by stimulating and organising reflection, debates or other activities. They should also propose practical solutions that can be implemented through cooperation or coordination at European level, support the sharing of good practices, and ensure a practical link with the policymaking process.

While maintaining a bottom-up approach, there will be a specific focus on the priorities outlined below:

  • Promoting democratic participation through debating the future of Europe
  • Engaging citizens and communities in discussions and action related to our climate and environment
  • Engaging citizens and communities in discussions and action related to solidarity
  • Countering disinformation and other forms of interference in the democratic debate and promoting media literacy

2) Eligibility

Applicants must be either public bodies or non-profit organisations with legal personality. Applicants must be established in the eligible countries. The project must be transnational; the application must involve at least two applicants (lead applicant and at least one co-applicant not being affiliated entity or associated partner) from two different eligible countries

3) Location

Actions must take place in the Member States of the European Union: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom. Eligible are also: Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Kosovo and Ukraine.

4) Budget

Minimum grant is €75,000.

5) Application

Proposals must be submitted electronically via the Funding & Tenders Portal Electronic Submission System (accessible via the Topic page in the Search Funding & Tenders section. Paper submissions are NOT possible. The deadline is 5 September 2023.

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