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  1. Active European Citizenship EACEA Castellon, 22nd November 2006 Jacques Kemp Citizenship Unit P7 Education, audiovisual & culture Executive Agency (EACEA) 02/01/2020

  2. Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency became operational on January 2006 Objectives: - Better managed programmes and improved services to beneficiaries - Synergies between programmes General Framework

  3. Socrates Leonardo Youth Media Plus / Media Training Culture E-Learning Erasmus Mundus Citizenship Actions to support « Civil society » bodies active at European Level (in the fields of Youth, Education and Training, Culture, Town Twinning and Active Citizenship) EACEA Programmes

  4. Phase 1 : management of 2000-2006 programmes Phase 2 : management of new 2007-2013 programmes EACEA’s Mission

  5. New programme – period : 2007-2013 Budget : € 215 Mio Adoption: November 2006 Citizenship: - Participatory democracy - A priority of the Commission 2004-2009 Europefor Citizens 2007-2013Introduction

  6. Giving citizens the opportunity to interact, developing European citizenship; Developing a sense of European identity, based on common values, history and culture; fostering a sense of ownership of the EU among its citizens; Enhancing mutual understanding between European citizens, contributing to intercultural dialogue. Europe for Citizens 2007-2013General Objectives

  7. Share and exchange experiences, opinions and values, to learn from history and to build for the future; Foster action, debate and reflection related to European citizenship, shared values through cooperation within civil society organisations at European level; Bring Europe closer to its citizens by promoting Europe's values and achievements, while preserving the memory of its past; Encourage interaction between citizens and civil society organisations, developing closer ties between citizens from Member States which acceded to the EU before and those which have acceded since 1st May 2004. Europe for Citizens 2007-2013Specific Objectives

  8. Permanent theme 2007-2013 Future of the EU and its basic values; Celebration of the 9th May day of Europe / 50 years of the Treaty of Rome (2007) European Citizenship: participation and democracy in Europe; Inter-cultural dialogue;European year of intercultural dialogue (2008) People’s well being in Europe: employment, social cohesion and sustainable development Impact of EU policies on citizen's well-being; Annual theme (2007) Equal opportunities for all (2007 European year); Enlargement: getting to know the new Member States Europe for Citizens 2007-2013Thematic priorities

  9. Active Citizens: Twinning (citizens meetings/ networks) Active Civil Society: NGO’s projects / operating grants All together for Europe : high visibility events; studies; information Active remembrance: Preservation of memorials and memory Europe for Citizens 2007-2013Fields of actions

  10. Meetings between citizens of twinned towns More than 11.000 municipalities involved More than 15.000 meetings between citizens supported Europe for Citizens 2007-20131. Active Citizens – Twinning: Citizens’ meetings

  11. 3 aspects: Commitment to European integration :e.g. to discuss and to learn about the EU, citizen’s rights and obligations, sharing experiences and best practices; Friendships in Europe : e.g. Foster friendships between twinned towns; Active participation: e.g. Meetings based on large local participation. Europe for Citizens 2007-20131. Active Citizens – Twinning: Citizens’ meetings

  12. Main specifications Minimum grant € 2.000 & maximum € 20.000 On-line application Flat rate system Duration: maximum 21 days Phases : 5 per year Applicant: town or municipality where meeting takes place Countries: 27 EU Member States (as from 1/1/2007) At least 2 eligible countries involved Bilateral (1+1): minimum 10 participants from each invited town Multilateral (1+2 or more): minimum 5 participants from each invited town Existing or prospective town twinning agreement Europe for Citizens 2007-20131. Active Citizens – Twinning : Citizens’ meetings

  13. Thematic Conferences / Seminars in the framework of town twinning Municipalities and their twinning committees; local and regional governments; associations representing local authorities From 27 EU Member States (1/1/2007) Lump-sum and flat rates: incentives for communication tools New : Grant maximum 35.000 € / minimum grant 3.000 € Grant decision Europe for Citizens 2007-20131. Active Citizens – Twinning: Conferences – Network

  14. Europe for Citizens 2007-20131. Active Citizens – Twinning: Conferences – Network • European content – such as the potential to engage citizens in the construction of Europe; • Encouraging new partnerships and creation of networks; • Expected impact on the target group - exchange of experience and good practice; • Visibility of the project and its expected multiplier effect; • Priority: projects involving municipalities from at least 3 eligible countries.

  15. For European civil society organisations including NGO’s, Associations, Foundations, Trade unions, Think tanks 2 types of support: Contribution to operational costs; Support to trans-national projects (max. 55.000 € - min. 10.000 €). New: - lump-sum / flat rates; incentives for communication tools - decision (no contract) Europe for Citizens 2007-20132. Active Civil Society

  16. Type of actions: High visibility events: visibility of the programme and its objectives Studies and opinion polls Information tools, internet portal « citizenship », dissemination of the results Europe for Citizens 2007-20133. All together for Europe

  17. Projects of the following types may be supported: Preservation of main sites and memorials associated with the mass deportations, concentration camps and extermination sites of Nazism, as well as the archives for keeping alive the memory of the victims and of those who rescued people from the holocaust; Commemoration of the victims of mass exterminations and mass deportations associated with Stalinism, as well as the preservation of the memorials and archives. Europe for Citizens 2007-20134. Active European remembrance

  18. € 215 millions for 7 years (30,7 mio/year on average) Continous increase (2007 -> 2013) Indicative breakdown of funding : Active Citizens… : 47 % Civil Society… : 29 % All Together … : 10 % Remembrance : 4 % Europe for Citizens 2007-2013Budget

  19. Town Twinning – selection 2006

  20. Useful Information Citizenship Unit EACEA Our web : http://eacea.cec.eu.int/static/en/citizenship/index.htm Mailbox: eacea-p7@ec.europa  :Executive agency Education, audiovisual & culture (EACEA) Unit Citizenship (P7) BOUR 00/13 Avenue du Bourget, 1 B-1140 Brussels  General: ++32.2.299.11.11  Town-twinning hotline : ++32.2.295.26.85 (Tuesday- Thursday from 9.30 to 12.30) Citizenship Fax : ++ 32 (0)2.296.23.89