'Europe for Citizens'

The 'Europe for Citizens" programme supports a wide range of activities and organisations promoting “active European citizenship”, especially the involvement of citizens and civil society organisations in the process of European integration. The programme "Europe for citizens" with a total budget of EUR 215 millions started on 1 January 2007 and ends on 31 December 2013. The general objectives of the Europe for citizens Programme are to contribute to:

  • giving citizens the opportunity to interact and participate in constructing an ever closer Europe, which is democratic and world-oriented, united in and enriched through its cultural diversity, thus developing citizenship of the European Union;
  • developing a sense of European identity, based on common values, history and culture;
  • fostering a sense of ownership of the European Union among its citizens;
  • enhancing tolerance and mutual understanding between European citizens respecting and promoting cultural and linguistic diversity, while contributing to intercultural dialogue.
  • fostering a sense of ownership of the European Union among its citizens;
  • enhancing tolerance and mutual understanding between European citizens respecting and promoting cultural and linguistic diversity, while contributing to intercultural dialogue.
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