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Action 4 - Active European Remembrance

What are the aims of the Action?

Description: The European Union is built on fundamental values such as freedom, democracy and respect for human rights. In order to fully appreciate their meaning, it is necessary to remember the breaches of those principles caused by Nazism and Stalinism in Europe. By commemorating the victims, by preserving the sites and archives associated with deportations, Europeans will preserve the memory of the past, including its dark sides. It is particularly important to do so now, as witnesses are progressively disappearing. An awareness of the full dimensions and tragic consequences of the Second World War will thereby be maintained, in particular through the involvement of the younger generations of Europeans. Furthermore, citizens will engage in a reflection on the origins of the European Union, fifty years ago, on the history of European integration, which preserved peace among its members, and finally on today’s Europe, thereby moving beyond the past and building the future. This action therefore will play an important role in nourishing the broad reflection on the future of Europe and in promoting active European citizenship.

The aims of this action, in line with the objectives of the Programme, are twofold: ‘fostering action, debate and reflection related to European citizenship and democracy, shared values, common history and culture’ and ‘bringing Europe closer to its citizens by promoting Europe’s values and achievements, while preserving the memory of its past’.

Reference:  The Programme Guide
Applications: Funding opportunities 2013

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
Grant allocation:

The grant requested in that case may not exceed 70 % of the eligible costs of the action concerned. The maximum grant is EUR 100000. The minimum grant eligible is EUR 10 000.


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