Donor: European Commission (EC) - CERV
Application procedure: Online Application
Donor base: Belgium
Reference number: CERV-2024-CITIZENS-TOWN-NT
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation, Social Business
Deadline: 18.04.2024

Financial details

Grant size: Medium - up to $1,000,000
Minimum grant size: -
Total available budget: 6.000.000€
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: -
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Capacity Building
  • Governance & Democracy
  • Human Rights
  • Social Inclusion

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

Expected Results are:

  • Towns and municipalities develop larger-scale projects with the aim of increasing their projects’ impact and sustainability;
  • Developing more thematic and policy-related projects;
  • Increasing citizens’ engagement in society and ultimately their active involvement in the democratic life of the Union;
  • 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.

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.

2) Eligibility

Applicants must be legal entities (public or private bodies). Applicants must be established in the eligible countries.

3) Location

Actions must take place in the Member States of the European Union plus associated countries.

4) Budget

The estimated available call budget is €6,000,000.

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 18 April 2024.

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