Donor: European Commission (EC) - CERV
Application procedure: Full Proposal, Online Application
Donor base: Belgium
Reference number: CERV-2023-CITIZENS-TOWN-TT
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation, Social Business
Deadline: 20.09.2023

Financial details

Grant size: Medium - up to $1,000,000
Minimum grant size: -
Total available budget: 4.000.000€
Funding type: Grants
Maximum grant size: -
Funding ratio: up to 100%


  • Capacity Building
  • Peace & Conflict Resolution
  • Social Inclusion

Project Locations

  1. Europe

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


1) Objective

Town Twinning projects aim at promoting intercultural dialogue by bringing people of different nationalities and different languages together and giving them the opportunity to participate in common activities. The objective of this call for proposals is to promote exchanges between citizens of different countries, in particular through town twinning, to give them practical experience of the wealth and diversity of the common heritage of the Union and to make them aware that these constitute the foundation for a common future.

This call aims to support projects that bring together a wide range of people from twinned towns, from different socio-economic background, gender and countries. By mobilising members of the public at the local and EU levels to debate specific issues on the European political agenda, this call seeks to promote mutual understanding, inclusion and cultural diversity and develop opportunities for civic engagement at the EU level.

Expected results are:

  • An increase in and encouragement of mutual understanding and friendship between citizens at a local level;
  • Support for citizens from local communities to experience and recognise the added value that the EU provides through a grassroots approach;
  • An increased sense of belonging to the EU;
  • Encouragement of a long-lasting bond between municipalities and between citizens.

2) Eligibility

Applicants (the notion of applicants concerns applicants and partners) must be either public bodies or non-profit organisations with legal personality. At least one EU Member State must be involved in the Remembrance and Town Twinning projects and at least two Member States must be involved in the Networks of Towns and Civil Society Projects.

3) Location

Actions must take place in EU Member States, the EFTA/EEA countries: Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, EU candidate countries: Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia, Ukraine.

4) Budget

The total budget available under the present call is €4,000,000.

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). Paper submissions are NOT possible. Applications must be submitted not later than 20 September 2023.

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