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Europe for Citizens Points Events 2011

To get further information on events in your country, contact your national ECP or visit the websites listed below.

Country Organisation Date and venue Event

Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture (BMUKK) – Unit IA/4 EU-Culture Policy, Europe for Citizens Point Austria    

20 October Seminar: Presentation of the programme with the project “A Stamp to Europe” (Support Measures, 1.2.1): Seminar for multiplicators in Styria.
See website
17 November Seminar: Presentation of programme & giving support with the project “A Stamp to Europe” (Support Measures, 1.2.1): Seminar “Dissemination and public relations for town twinning projects” in Styria.
See website
24 November Info Day: Presentation of the programme and a good practice example on the Info Evening “Cultural Activities of municipalities: Funding programmes of the EU” in Stockerau.
Belgium Europa voor de Burger Contactpunt Vlaanderen, Flemish Community - Department for Culture, Youth, Sports and Media 27 October Information session on grant opportunities for cultural organizations (together with CCP, LLL, YIA, CIP, etc.)
11 November Information session on Europe for Citizens programme
Croatia   11 October

A conference coorganised with the French Embassy in Croatia and the “Enlarged Europe” committee of the “Association Française du Conseil des Communes et Régions d’Europe“ (AFCCRE), which will gather representatives of local and regional authorities from both France and Croatia and shall among others include also a session presenting funding opportunities as well as cases of good practice of cooperation between French and Croatian local authorities in the framework of the Programme. Thus, this event shall function as a partner search forum for representatives of French and Croatian local authorities, encouraging them to apply joint projects in the framework of the relevant measures of the Programme.

In addition to that, we intend to organize another partner search forum in November, which shall gather participants (i.e. potential beneficiaries of the Programme) from the countries of the Western Balkans region, i.e. Croatia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Albania as participating countries, and Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia as potentially participating countries whose application procedures are very close to an end. The aim of the event will be to create opportunities for setting up of new project partnerships in the framework of the Europe for Citizens Programme.

Finland Europe for Citizens point CIMO (Centre for International Mobility) 15 September Europe for Citizens Project Training for the municipalities and the civil society organizations
on 15.9.2011 in Jyväskylä
More information on CIMO´s website:
17 October

EU Enlargement Seminar organized by Europe Information (Eurooppatiedotus) On 17.10.2011 at 14 – 16 hrs in the Studio of Turku City Library, Linnankatu 2
More information: website

19 November Europe for Citizens Project Training for the municipalities and the civil society organizations on 19.11.2011 in Tampere More information: Mauri Uusilehto: phone 0207 868 520 and e-mail mauri.uusilehto@cimo.fi
30 November ECP and CIMO at Menu Fairs (Menumessut)
On 30.11.2011 in Helsinki
More information: website
13 January

Active ageing – what is it?

Year 2012 is the European Year of Active ageing and Intergenerational solidarity. Come to listen what kind of  internationalization opportunities EU offers particularly for the citizens 50+ years!

Time and venue:
Friday, 13.1.2012  at 14–15.30 hours in Kansalaisinfo
Pikkuparlamentti, Arkadiankatu 3, Helsinki

More information and programme available on Europe Information´s website:

19 January

National hearing on the European  Commission´s proposal for the new Europe for Citizens programme

Ministry of Education and Culture organizes a national hearing on the Commission´s proposal for the new Citizens for Europe (2014-2020) programme. Hearing is targeted for  all stakeholders of the programme, in particular local and regional authorities and organizations, public policy research organizations and think-tanks and civil society organizations as well as educational institutions.

Time and venue:
19.1.2012  09.30 - 12.00 hrs in CIMO, 1st Floor,  address  Hakaniemenranta 6, Helsinki

More information and registration
E-registrations  are asked latest before  Monday, 16.1.2012 , 17.00 hrs. More information and registration form is available at CIMO´s website:

Commission´s proposal and further information on the new generation Programme preparations at CIMO´s website:
- In Finnish
- In Swedish

France Europe for Citizens Pont France CIDEM (Civisme et Démocratie) 11 October Zagreb - “ENLARGED EUROPE” - Conference organized by ECP France,
ECP Croatia, AFCCRE and French embassy in Croatia
The general themes of the round-tables:
• Europe of the territories: What realities? What perspectives?
• French-Croatian cooperation: overview, examples of best practices and prospects
• Citizens’ Europe: Active European citizenship and promotion of civic values
• “Europe for Citizens” programme – A possibility for strengthening the cooperation between French and Croatian local and regional authorities
21 -25 October

Niolon (Marseille), European meeting of participatory medias –conference organized by General Counsel, French Agency for Youth in Action Programmeand French Education Ministry.
Presentation of “Europe for Citizens” programme

7 - 8 November Paris, Education Conference
ECP France will have an exhibition stand equipped with a screen where we will project information about the program. In the exhibition stand there will be a discussion corner where we can meet and discuss with the interested persons.
The objective is to develop the communication about our information point and about what we are doing.
Events planned: program presentations, participatory workshops and seminars. (hours to be
Germany Kontaktstelle Deutschland "Europa für Bürgerinnen und Bürger" bei der Kulturpolitischen Gesellschaft e. V. (KS EfBB) 14 October Seminar »Europäische Förderung für bürgerschaftliches Engagement«17.10.2011, 9.00-13.30 Uhr, Berlin
The seminar of the German Europe for Citizens Point (Kontaktstelle Deutschland „Europa für Bürgerinnen und Bürger“, KS EfBB) takes place in the framework of the »Tour« of the European year of volunteering 2011 (EYV 2011), which will be held from 14th to 20th October in Berlin. Besides an introduction in EU funding for active citizenship the seminar will provide useful information for the application process. It addresses civil society organisation which plan European cooperation projects in the field of active citizenship and European challenges.
01 - 02 december Seminar »Europäische Förderung für bürgerschaftliches Engagement«01.-02.12.2011, 9.30-17.00 Uhr, Bonn' Civil society organisations which plan to organise European cooperation projects concerning topics like civic participation, active citizenship, demoncracy in Europe, history and culture in Europe, the institutions and the future of the EU, etc. should know a bit more about the “Europe for citizens’ programme”. The seminar of the German Europe for Citizens Point (Kontaktstelle Deutschland „Europa für Bürgerinnen und Bürger“, KS EfBB) focusses on the project funding scheme of the “Europe for citizens’ programme” (Action 2, Measure 3). Space for presentations of and questions on individual projects is given. At the second day the participants will apply and deepen their fresh knowledge in a workshop on filling in the application form. Costs: 40,00 Euros (for the 1/12/2011 only), 75,00 Euros (for both days)
Hungary Tempus Public Foundation (TPF) 27 - 28 October Slovenian – Hungarian Partner Search Seminar in Lenti, Hungary: The aim of this partner search seminar to develop new town twinning citizens’ meetings projects and to enhance the cooperation between Slovenia and Hungary. The target group of the seminar is local and regional authorities. The working language is English. Further information about the programme: website

8 November

Information day for regional and local authorities. The topic is: Action 1 of Europe for citizens programme: Town twinning citizens’ meeting and Thematic network. General information about the programme: its priorities, target groups, eligibility criteria and the grant. Further information: website

10 November Information day for non-profit organizations. The topic is: Action 2.3 of Europe for citizens programme: Support to projects initiated by civil society organizations. General information about the programme: its priorities, target groups, eligibility criteria and the grant. Further information: website
Italy Ministero per i beni e le attività culturali (MIBAC) 9 - 10 October Taverna (Catanzaro), Calabria:ECP – Europe for Citizens Point Italy will take part to the two-days seminar on “Europe and Active Citizenship”, that will be held at Taverna (Catanzaro) on October 9th and 10th 2011.
The event, organized in cooperation with AICCRE and the Region of Calabria, aims to inform citizens on the opportunities offered by the “Europe for Citizens” Programme, especially those addressed to municipalities and to other levels of local authorities.
More specifically, ECP – Europe for Citizens Point Italy will explain the objectives and priorities of the “Europe for Citizens Programme”, how to participate to the various calls and will provide information about deadlines and selection criteria.
14 October

Supersano (Lecce) - ECP – Europe for Citizens Point Italy, in cooperation with Momaservice and Supersano Municipality, will organize an Info-day concerning “Europe for Citizens” Programme at Supersano (Lecce), on October 14th 2011.
During the first session, ECP Italy will explain the role and function of ECP itself, the structure of “Europe for Citizens” Programme”, the general and specific objectives, the Programme’s priorities.
The second session will focus on Action 1, Measure 1.1 – Town-twinning citizens’ meeting and Measure 1.2 – Network of twinned towns, by providing a complete view on how to fulfil the Application Form and the Budget Form. An analysis of annexes such as Financial Capacity Form will be included as well.

18 November Agropoli (Salerno) - ECP – Europe for Citizens Point Italy, in cooperation with Informagiovani Agropoli, will organize an Info-day regarding “Europe for Citizens” Programme and “Active Citizenship”. The Info-day will be carried out in 3 main session and will deal with: - “Europe for Citizens” Programme: objectives and priorities, calls for proposal, deadlines, examples of successful projects - Active European Citizenship - European Year of Volunteering,
25 November Rome - ECP – Europe for Citizens Point will organize a National Conference on the “European Year of Volunteering” in Rome, on November 9th. The conference will focus on the EYV 2011 and on the publication “Fostering the dialogue between citizens, civil society organisation and national, European institution. And introduction to the European Year of Volunteering”, published by ECP Italy itself. Policy-makers, National Institutions’ representatives, NGO and Volunteering Associations, citizens and other stakeholders will be involved in the conference, that will deal with the outputs and achievements of the European Year and will discuss the main issues related to volunteering sector. During the conference, an exhaustive presentation of the “Europe for Citizens” Programme will be provided. The above-mentioned publication regarding the EVY 2011 and a second publication concerning a selection of Italian accepted projects in the context of “Europe for Citizens” Programme will be distributed to all participants. Both publication are edited by ECP Italy. The national event aims to disseminate among Italy the importance of Volunteering, intended as a concrete manifestation of Active European Citizenship, and to spread the knowledge of the “Europe for Citizens” Programme.
Netherland   12 December

Organisation: SICA Dutch Centre for International Cultural Activities, Europe for Citizens Point NL, Cultural Contact Point NL
Date: 12 december 2011
What: Europe Day (14.00-18.00 at Brakke Grond, Amsterdam)
Europe Day is a yearly organized conference on European funding programmes, as of this year including Europe for Citizens. This year’s edition focuses on the impact of the title European Capital of Culture, as the call for Dutch participants for 2018 will be announced at the conference. Workshops will include information sessions on the Europe for Citizens programme, illustrated by best practices. Around 200 participants (from local authorities, cso’s and cultural sector) are expected.
Working languages: English (plenary), Dutch (workshops).
Time: 14.00-18.00
Location; Brakke Grond, Nes 43  Amsterdam

See website

Poland Instytut Adama Mickiewicza Punkt Kontactowy Europa dla Obywateli (IAM) 31 October Katowice : Info-day and workshops on Europe for Citizens Programme funding opportunities
1 November - 20 December Media publicity campaign and Best practices catalog printed.
14 November

common PL/SK Info-day and workshops on Europe for Citizens Programme funding opporunities

17 - 19 November

Warsaw : NECE Conference "Closing the empowerment gap through citizenship education: How to address educationally disadvantaged groups". Conference coorganised by The German Federal Agency for Civic Education (Germany), Center for Citizenship Education (Poland) , Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture (Austria), House for Democracy and the Rule of Law (the Netherlands) in co-operation with the Institute of Public Affairs (Poland), DARE Network – Democracy and Human Rights Education in Europe and the Civic Education Centre (Czech Republic).

(Networking Panel "EU Funding" will be conducted and dedicated to Europe for Citizens Programme)

23 November Lodzkie voivodship: Info day on changes in Europe for Citizens Programme in 2012 and general informations on the future edition of the Programme
30 November Networking Seminar for polish beneficiaries 2012
Slovakia Europe for citizens Points Slovakia 8 - 9 November International partner search seminar: Strand 1.2. and Strand 1.1. 8 – 9 November, 2011, Budapest, Hungary - (A partner-search event for strand 1.1. and 1.2. in Budapest. The coordinator is Hungarian Pec and Slovak Europe for Citizens Contact Point is participating financially as well as inviting 7 slovak municipalities to participate. We have municipality of Kalonda giving a presentation about a succesful project of Town twinning and municipality of Vinice /Ipolynnyek presenting a project of networked towns. Working languages: Hungarian, English, This is the first time that a partner search seminar is happening in the Europe for Citizens programme.
5 December Europe for Citizens Programe for Local Innitiatives: Strand 1.2. and Strand 1.1. Polish- Slovak information seminar 5th December, 2011, Stará Ľubovňa, Slovakia, (An information seminar and workshop for Slovak and Polish municipalities on Masure 1.1. and 1.2. in Stara Lubovna, Slovakia. The seminar is taking place in cooperation of European Contact Point Slovakia and Polish Pec. We are inviting cca 10 Slovak and 10 Polish municipalities. Working languages: Slovak, Polish, English.
Slovenia Zavod Movid Na Mladina (MOVID) 20 October Round table I Title: International cooperation of Slovenian municipalities Purpose: to present international cooperation of Slovenian municipalities on the basis of twinning agreements, its history, statistics, advatages of such cooperation and main challenges Date: October 20, 2011 Time: 11 a.m. Place: Ljubljana Invited: representatives of municipalities, civil society organisations and other interested
27 - 28 October Study visit
Title: Study visit to Hungary
Purpose: to enhance closer cooperation between Slovenian and Hungarian municipalities, to
encourage better communication and to give municipalities impetus for common projects
Date: October 27 and 28, 2011
Place: Lenti, Hungary
Invited: 15 representatives of Slovenian municipalities
11 November Round table II
Title: Cooperation of municipalities and CSOs in local environment
Purpose: to present cooperation of municipalities and CSOs, find fields of cooperation, try to
encourage both sides for coomon projects and identify ch
Date: November 11, 2011
Time: 11 a.m.
Place: Ljubljana
Invited: representatives of Slovenian municipalities, civil society organisations and other interested
8 December
Gathering of beneficiaries
Title: Gathering of EFC beneficiaries 2011
Purpose: present projects within EFC, offer platform for exchanging good practices,
encourage participants for further cooperation
Date: December 8, 2011
Time: 18 p.m.
Place: Ljubljana
Invited: all beneficiaries in 2011 in EFC Programme
Dunajska cesta 22
SI-1000 Ljubljana
T: +386 (0)1 430 47 47
F: +386 (0)1 430 47 49
W: www.mva.si
E: info@mva.si
Spain Ministerio de Cultura 27 October Infoday of the Europe for Citizens Programme 2007-13
Description: the general info of the Programme will be comunicated as well as introducing the role of the Europe Directs in Castilla y León. Practical info related by beneficiaries from this region of Spain will be presented to the assistants.
Time:9:30 -14:00 h
Location: Fundación Rei Afonso Henriques, Avenida Nazareno de San Frontis, s/n, Zamora.
Registration is required: Website
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