Regarding the Civil Society projects within the Europe for Citizens Programme, I worked before on this programme, but on strand 1. Basically this strand is more for youth organisations, social organisations such as Red cross, etc.
The project should consist in stimulating and organising reflection, debates or other activities related to the multiannual priority themes of the Programme and propose practical solutions that can be found through cooperation or coordination at European level, promoting opportunities for solidarity, societal engagement and volunteering at Union level:
The project should consist in stimulating and organising reflection, debates or other activities related to the multiannual priority themes of the Programme and propose practical solutions that can be found through cooperation or coordination at European level, and ensure a concrete link with the policy making process indicated above. Projects should actively involve a large number of citizens in the implementation and aim at setting the basis for, or encouraging the development of, long-lasting networking between many organisations active in the field.
The Priorities of the Programme for 2020, for civil society is Debating the future of Europe and challenging Euroscepticism, Promoting solidarity as a basic concept and Fostering intercultural dialogue and mutual understanding and combatting the stigmatisation of migrants and minority groups.
A project must involve organisations from at least 3 eligible countries of which at least two are an EU Member State.
Maximum eligible grant for a Civil Society Project is: EUR 150 000. The grant is calculated on the basis of Unit costs and Lump sum financing system fixed per “tranches”. The same parameters are valid for all participating countries.
The lump sum and the unit costs are based on three parameters which constitute the essential elements of all the citizenship actions: the number of participants, the number of countries involved and the number of events developed, with no direct impact on the format of activities. Initially, the lump sum and unit costs are determined by taking into account the number of participants and the number of countries, then, in the case of several events/activities, the lump sums corresponding to each event/activity are accumulated. For the projects in Strand 1 (European remembrance) and Measure 2.3 (Civil Society Projects), it may be useful to provide for preparatory or research activities, or activities linked to social networks. For this purpose, the system provides for limited lump sums which are in line with the number of participants in these activities. These amounts cover all preparatory activities together; in other words, the lump sum is linked to the total number of participants and not to the number of preparatory activities performed. Only one lump sum of this type can be awarded per project.
Calculation of the final payment, pages 36, 37, https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/sites/eacea-site/files/programme_guide_2020_final_0.pdf.