|Donor:||European Commission (EC) - CERV|
|Application procedure:||Full Proposal, Online Application|
|Eligible applicants:||Non-Profit Organisation, Social Business|
|Grant size:||Medium - up to $1,000,000|
|Minimum grant size:||-|
|Total available budget:||6.000.000€|
|Maximum grant size:||-|
|Funding ratio:||up to 100%|
- Capacity Building
- Governance & Democracy
- Peace & Conflict Resolution
- Social Inclusion
Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine
Networks of Towns will give towns and municipalities the possibility to deepen and intensify their cooperation and debate, develop sustainable networks and outline their long-term vision for the future of European integration. The Commission expects Networks of Towns to reflect on a holistic narrative for Europe, one that is people-oriented, forward-looking and constructive, and that would be more engaging for the younger generation in particular. Projects may be based on the outcome of citizens’ consultations and may lead to debates about specific ways to create a more democratic EU, to encourage citizens to re-engage with the EU and help them develop a stronger sense of ownership of the European project.
Expected Results are:
- An opportunity for towns and municipalities to develop larger-scale projects with the aim of increasing their projects’ impact and sustainability;
- Possibility for beneficiaries to develop more thematic and policy-related projects;
- Increasing citizens’ engagement in society and ultimately their active involvement in the democratic life of the Union;
- Raising awareness and building knowledge on the 30th anniversary of the entry into force of the Maastricht Treaty and the adoption of the electoral directives, including through high-visibility events;
- Lasting links with partner organisations;
- Raised awareness of the benefits of diversity and the tackling of discrimination and racism;
- Increase in and encouragement of mutual understanding and acceptance of European minorities, such as Roma;
- Better information on the rights conferred by EU citizenship and their improved implementation in Member States;
- Raised awareness and better provision of information to mobile EU citizens and their family members on their EU citizenship rights.
Applicants must be either public bodies or non-profit organisations with legal personality. Applicants must be established in the eligible countries.
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. Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Kosovo and Ukraine (This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence).
Maximum project duration is 24 months. The total budget is €6,000,000.
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 20 April 2023.