Donor: European Parliament
Application procedure: Online Application
Donor base: Belgium
Reference number: EP-COMM-SUBV-2024-LOCAL-EYE
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation, Social Business
Deadline: 05.09.2023

Financial details

Grant size: Medium - up to $1,000,000
Minimum grant size: -
Total available budget: 220.000€
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: 110.000€
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Children & Youth
  • Governance & Democracy

Project Locations

  1. Europe

      Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia


1) Objective

The expected outcomes of the action are to strengthen European citizenship among young people, make them aware about how the EU works and the democratic role of the European Parliament, and empower them to become active citizens. The objective of the call is the organisation by two different organisers of local EYEs taking place over a weekend in two different EU Member States before the European elections in 2024.

The aim of a local EYE is to activate and inspire young people, and make them part of a conversation with European decision makers at the local level and pave the way for a long-lasting engagement. It should bring the EP closer to young people in peripheral regions of Europe, promote European democracy and create a two-way communication, raising awareness on what the EP does for them as young people and at the same time collecting ideas and expectations of young people from the local and national levels on the future of Europe.

A local EYE is organised under the EYE spirit and branding, and designed to be accessible (for young people who cannot afford travelling to Strasbourg to the central EYE) and inclusive (local EYE in national languages). A local EYE is a stand-alone event. It should not be organised as a sub-event of a bigger event (e.g. local EYE as part of a bigger festival and reduced to a tent of the latter).

A local EYE should also offer a diverse range of activities to attract as many young people as possible, and should not be limited to a single type of activity (e.g. a Parliament simulation) in order to allow a diverse audience to take part and reach out to young people who are less likely to already be involved in EU actions. Activities should not all be organised by the beneficiary, but co-created together with other youth and civil society organisations as well as public entities at European, national, regional and local level. Co-creation of activities with the European Parliament is also to be planned. These activities can be complemented by European Parliament’s own initiatives. A local EYE should, as much as possible, involve cross-border cooperation.

2) Eligibility

Entities from all EU Member States are eligible.

3) Location

Actions must take place in the European Union.

4) Budget

The aim of the call is to organise two local EYEs, in two different Member States, by two different organisations. The available budget for this call is €220,000 for both projects. The maximum budget per project is expected to be €110,000, but this does not preclude the submission/selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

5) Application

The application deadline is 26 January 2023. 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.

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