Europe for Citizens: News, Funding and Training

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Funding Deadlines 2019

The full list of current funding deadlines is as follows:

  • Civil Society Projects: 2 September 2019
  • Town Twinning:  2 September 2019 and 3 February 2020
  • Network of Towns: 2 September 2019 and 2 March 2020
  • European Remembrance: 3 February 2020

For more information on deadlines, programme priorities, types of projects and eligibility periods, see the EU’s official website or contact Deirdre Finlay at The Wheel.  


Also, see  our Leitrim PPN article CLICK HERE

Programme Priorities for 2019 – 2020 
As you may know, Europe for Citizens has themes under which your project idea should fall.  Here are the current themes for 2019 and 2020 proposals:
European Remembrance

  • List of dates/commemorations (e.g. end of Spanish Civil War, first EP elections etc).
  • Civil society and civic participation under totalitarian regimes
  • Antisemitism, anti-gypsyism, xenophobia, homophobia and other forms of intolerance: drawing the lessons for today
  • Democratic transition and accession to the European Union

Democratic Engagement

  • Debating the future of Europe and challenging Euroscepticism
  • Promoting solidarity in times of crisis
  • Fostering intercultural dialogue and mutual understanding and combating the stigmatisation of migrants and minority groups

Read the full document here

Help is at hand if you’re preparing for the funding deadlines! Join one of our FREE training events/webinars to get proposal-ready:
Proposal Writing Workshop – Town Twinning – 11 June 2019 – Limerick 
Proposal Writing Workshop – Civil Society Projects – 18 June 2019 – Dublin
Webinar: Europe for Citizens Application Form Hacks – 12 July
Proposal Writing Workshop – Town Twinning & Networks – 12 Nov – Cork
Proposal Writing Workshop – European Remembrance – 19 Nov – Dublin
Webinar: Europe for Citizens Funding Deadlines  – 13 December


European Solidarity Corps Event – 14 May 2019
The European Solidarity Corps enables young people to respond to important societal needs by taking part in solidarity activities across the European Union. It creates opportunities for them to volunteer or work (in their own country or abroad) in projects that benefit communities and people.
Organisations can host volunteers or employees as part of the corps.  To help you explore the opportunities: 
1.        Come to a SPECIAL EVENT taking place on Tuesday 14 May in the Mansion House, Dublin 2 hosted by The Wheel and Leargas. BOOK NOW!
2.        Familiarise yourself with the European Solidarity Corps website 
3.        Check that the aims of your organisation align with the mission and principles
For more info contact Suzanne at Leargas today.


Need some inspiration? 
If you’re thinking of applying under one of the next Europe for Citizens deadlines, check out the Successful Projects page for a list of fantastic projects to inspire you. You can also watch a video of successful Europe for Citizens applicants, Dublin City Volunteer Centre, on their Civil Society Project, Get Connected:


The aim of the Europe for Citizens Programme is to:

  • Contribute to citizens’ understanding of the EU, its history and diversity.
  • Foster European citizenship and improve conditions for civic and democratic participation at EU level.

The programme includes funding opportunities to which all are invited to apply. Full details available on the website.  The website is run by The Wheel. The promotion of the Europe for Citizens Programme is funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the EACEA.


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