Europe for Citizens helps promote understanding between the Union and its citizens, deepening awareness of what it means to be European and developing a sense of European identity. Addressing current
Europe for Citizens helps promote understanding between the Union and its citizens, deepening awareness of what it means to be European and developing a sense of European identity. Addressing current challenges for Europe (Brexit, Euroscepticism, migration, etc.) are part of the current priorities.
The general objectives of the Europe for Citizens Programme 2014-2020 are:
to contribute to citizens’ understanding of the Union, its history and diversity; to foster European citizenship and to improve conditions for civic and democratic participation at Union level.
Specific objectives shall be pursued on a transnational level or with a European dimension:
to raise awareness of remembrance, the common history and values of the Union and the Union’s aim, namely to promote peace, the values of the Union and the well-being of its peoples by stimulating debate, reflection and the development of networks;
to encourage democratic and civic participation of citizens at Union level, by developing citizens’ understanding of the Union policymaking process and promoting opportunities for societal and intercultural engagement and volunteering at Union level.
The applicants and involved organisations must be either public bodies or non-profit organisations with legal personality;
They must be established in a participating country, i.e. in a Member state or in a country having signed an agreement with the Commission on its participation in the Europe for Citizens Programme; and
The mission as outlined in the organisation’s statutes must be consistent with the objectives of the Europe for Citizens Programme, strand and measure under which the project application has been submitted.
In addition, specific eligibility criteria applicable to each measure, relating to the number of involved organisations and the project nature and dimension, are described under section 2.1.5 of the Programme Guide.
European Remembrance – Strand 1
Commemorations of major historical turning points in recent European history (see key dates here)
Civil society and civic participation under totalitarian regimes
Ostracism and loss of citizenship under totalitarian regimes: drawing the lessons for today.
Democratic transition and accession to the European Union.
Democratic Engagement and Civic Participation – Strand 2
Strand 2 encourages the involvement of citizens and civil society organisations in debate and discussion of European policy-making. Organisations can acquire funding to encourage public engagement in the processes of European integration. Projects can strengthen the general public’s understanding of how EU policy is shaped.
There are three measures within the strand (Civil Society Projects; Networks of Towns; Town Twinning) and nonprofits are eligible.
How to Apply
View main website calls here.
Town Twinning: 1 September 2019
Civil Society Projects: 1 September 2019
Network of Towns: 1 September 2019
June 30 (Sunday) - September 1 (Sunday)
The LIFE programme is the EU’s funding instrument for the environment and climate action created in 1992. The current funding period 2014-2020 has a budget of €3.4 billion. Anyone registered in
The LIFE programme is the EU’s funding instrument for the environment and climate action created in 1992. The current funding period 2014-2020 has a budget of €3.4 billion.
Anyone registered in the EU can make a proposal for LIFE traditional, integrated, preparatory, and technical assistance projects under the sub-programmes for environment and climate action.
You could be a:
public body operating under a national government’s authority, e.g. local authority, national administration etc.
private commercial organisation
private non-commercial organisation (NGOs etc.)
In contrast to other funding programmes LIFE projects are very flexible in terms of how they are set up. You can decide if you want to run a project on your own, or if you prefer to join forces with partners from your own or another country.
Visit the LIFE Website for full programme details
June 30 (Sunday) - September 5 (Thursday)
The Change Your Mind festival have some interesting, free, events taking place at the St Columba’s Hospital (Educational Centre) – Clarion Rd, Ballytivnan, Sligo
The Change Your Mind festival have some interesting, free, events taking place at the St Columba’s Hospital (Educational
(Sunday) 11:30 pm - 1:00 pm
St Columba's Hostpital (education centre)
The 34th Tubbercurry Old Fair Day Festival, will open on Saturday 10th August and run to the highlight of the festival – the Old Fair Day on Wednesday 14th August
The 34th Tubbercurry Old Fair Day Festival, will open on Saturday 10th August and run to the highlight of the festival – the Old Fair Day on Wednesday 14th August 2019.
A five day festival this August for all the family to enjoy in South Sligo.
For full programme go to : https://www.oldfairday.ie/programme/
august 10 (Saturday) - 14 (Wednesday)