The Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values programme provides funding for citizens engagement, equality for all and the implementation of rights and EU values. The programme brings together the former Rights, Equality and Citizenship programme and the former Europe for Citizens programme.
The call provides an opportunity to broadly cover a variety of policy areas, and to contribute to the promotion of EU values, the rule of law, fundamental rights and democracy. While maintaining a bottom-up approach, there will be a specific focus on:
the 2024 European Parliament elections, which are central to strengthening and nurturing democracy in the EU, with further efforts needed to promote the participation of citizens in the elections. This priority could also promote EU citizenship rights and contribute to the implementation of the European democracy action plan and the EU Citizenship Report 2020;
exploring how the COVID-19 crisis has affected the democratic debate and the enjoyment of fundamental rights;
innovative democratic approaches and tools to help citizens make their voices heard and publicly exchange views on all areas of EU action, notably digital tools (‘e-democracy’);
countering disinformation and other forms of interference in the democratic debate, empowering citizens to make informed decisions by helping them identify disinformation and promoting media literacy, with journalists’ involvement;
engaging citizens and communities in discussions and action related to our climate and environment; there is a growing interest of civil society and associations in discussing climate and green issues and proposing solutions to decision makers.
The available call budget is EUR 17 471 295.
Partnership composition: minimum 3 entities from 3 different eligible countries.
This is very close to what we have been pitching to the EC, it makes total sense for us to participate. I think we have one German partner who might be interested ( German Federal Association for Sustainability) - Do you want to reach out to them? If yes, then its Martin Wittau.
Also, there is my local political rep in my hometown Stockholm who I might talk to. We are still in a phase where dialogue across political tribes is still possible, but the infected climate around handling of covid, rise of violent drug gangs (not unsimilar to what’s happening in the Netherlands), antivaxxers etc deepening rifts. If it is possible to do something about that then this is something I personally care about. He’s bright but not sure if he has bandwidth as we have elections coming up…
Anyway, I’m interested provided we are focused on Sweden.
No one knows exactly because it’s new. They merged two programmes: EU for Citizens and Rights, Equality and Citizenship programme. It’s under EACEA. I suppose there will be info sessions (my colleague just attended one in Croatia), so best would be to attend those and talk to trusted partners in the meantime.
@ivan the Croatian Office for Associations as a national contact point for this programme is organizing an info session on 21st of December from 10 to 12h. If you are free I think it would be useful to attend. You need to apply through a google form.
Reading through them, I get the impression that the formatting is a mistake, and all bullet points should be on the same level. Certainly, I cannot see how the indented ones would be sub-items of the item about climate and environment. Can you confirm it?
No, it coincides with a info session right out of the call page:
“promoting citizens’ and representative associations’ participation/contribution to democratic&civic life UE by publicly exchanging their views”
support for policy initiatives:
EU dem action plan
EU citizenship report 2020
strenghtening of the application of the Charter of Fundamental Rights in EU
2024 Parliament elections
COVID-19 effects on the deomcratic debate and fund. rights
e-democracy (tools and approaches)
Media literacy, countering disinformation
Engaging citizens on climate and environment
The projects are imagined as a sum of single events in a given period, each one of them identified as a single work package.
LUMP SUMS for single events within the project which include ALL costs needed for the operation (research, engagement, coordination, execution, publishing, project management etc. either for staff or OGS) with the co-funding already embedded.
Example: 1 lump sum for 1 event which includes one or more activities = one work package.
The sum of the events gives the overall budget of the project.
Events can be ONLINE or IN SITU (or HYBRID). No funding is given for events below 100 (different) participants ONLINE and 25 IN SITU.