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This action is targeted at civil society, in line with the objectives of the Programme and in particular with the objective to : foster action, debate and reflection related to European citizenship and democracy, shared values, common history and culture through cooperation within civil society organisations at European level.

This action supports civil society organisations and think tanks, as unique links between European citizens and the European Union. Civil society organisations at European, national, regional and local levels are important elements of citizens' active participation in society and help to invigorate all aspects of public life. European public policy research organisations have a specific role to play in providing ideas and reflections on European issues, on active European citizenship or on European values and in feeding the debate at European level.

In order to provide civil society organisations and think tanks at European level with the necessary capacity and stability for extending and structuring their activities at European level, structural support will be proposed to those organisations, in the form of an operating grants covering part of their running costs.

With a view to supporting the dynamism of civil society in Europe, support is provided to concrete cooperation projects of civil society organizations from different participating countries, established at local, regional, national or European level. Those projects should raise awareness on the issues of common interest and on the concrete solutions that can be found through cooperation or coordination at European level.

This action is composed of three measures:

Measure 1: Structural support for think-tanks

Description: This action supports think tanks, as unique links between European citizens and the European Union. Civil society organisations at European, national, regional and local levels are important elements of citizens' active participation in society and help to invigorate all aspects of public life. European public policy research organisations have a specific role to play in providing ideas and reflections on European issues, on active European citizenship or on European values and in feeding the debate at European level.
Reference: The Programme Guide
Applications: Funding opportunities 2013
Participation: Please find more information in Who can participate?
Responsible entity: This action is managed by the EACEA, unit P7 Citizenship.
Projects duration:
Annual or Multiannual

Measure 2: Structural support for civil society organisations at European level

Description: This action supports civil society organisations, as unique links between European citizens and the European Union. Civil society organisations at European, national, regional and local levels are important elements of citizens' active participation in society and help to invigorate all aspects of public life. European public policy research organisations have a specific role to play in providing ideas and reflections on European issues, on active European citizenship or on European values and in feeding the debate at European level.
Reference: The Programme Guide
Applications: Funding opportunities 2013
Participation: Please find more information in Who can participate?
Responsible entity: This action is managed by the EACEA, unit P7 Citizenship.
Projects duration:
Annual or Multiannual

Measure 3: Support to projects initiated by civil society organisations

Description: The aim of this measure is to support concrete projects of civil society organisations from different participating countries. A variety of organisations, established at local, regional, national or European level, can be involved. These projects should raise awareness on issues of European interest and on concrete solutions that can be found through cooperation or coordination at European level.
Reference: The Programme Guide
Applications: Funding opportunities 2013
Participation: Please find more information in Who can participate?
Responsible entity: This action is managed by the EACEA, unit P7 Citizenship.
Projects duration:
Maximal duration 18 months
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