Results of the first round in the Europe for Citizens Programme

26-06-2015

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EACEA (Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency), which is responsible for the management of the complete life cycle of the Europe for Citizens projects, has published the selection results of the first round on its website.

Since in recent years, Town Twinning was the most popular measure in 2015. It supports projects that aim to bring together a wide range of citizens from twinned towns around topics in line with the objectives of the programme. In this context, it aims to finance projects that mobilize citizens at local and EU levels to debate on concrete issues on the European political agenda. The Measure also promotes the civic participation in the Union policy making process and intends to develop opportunities for societal engagement and volunteering at Union level.

29 countries participated in this selection round. The greatest number of applications came from Hungary (39.78%). Besides, the Hungarian applicants were the most successful ones; out of the 144 granted projects 33 were created by Hungarian applicants, which is 25% of the whole amount.

Networks of Towns is also a popular measure for the Hungarian applicants. It provides support to municipalities and associations working together on a common theme in a long term perspective, and wishing to develop networks of towns to make their cooperation more sustainable. Projects arrived from 25 countries. The second greatest number of applications came from Hungary (16%). The EACEA granted 3 Hungarian projects out of the 20 selected ones.

Projects granted within Strand 1 European Remembrance are activities that invite to reflection on European cultural diversity and on common values in the broadest sense. In this context, it aims to finance projects reflecting on causes of totalitarian regimes in Europe's modern history and to commemorate the victims of their crimes, look at other defining moments and reference points in recent European history.

It can be regarded as a popular measure for Hungarian applicants, too. One of the highest number of applications arrived from Hungary here, as well. In the strong competition 1 Hungarian project proposal received a grant.

Civil Society Projects are initiated by transnational partnerships and networks, involve citizens directly and aim to promote opportunities for solidarity, societal engagement and volunteering at Union level. Although Hungary was not so “active” in this measure as in the other ones, out of the 23 granted projects 1 was created by a Hungarian applicant organisation.

Selection results can be downloaded from the EACEA website:

European Remembrance:
http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/europe-for-citizens/selection-results/european-remembrance-2015_en

Town Twinning:
https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/europe-for-citizens/selection-results/strand-2-measure-21-town-twinning-deadline-2-march-2015_en

Networks of Towns:
https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/europe-for-citizens/selection-results/strand-2-measure-22-networks-towns-deadline-2-march-2015_en

Civil Society Projects:
https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/europe-for-citizens/selection-results/civil-society-projects-2015_en

 

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