Applicants must complete and submit an online application form ahead of the deadline. For Europe for Citizens, the deadlines are 1 March annually for all strands and 1 September for Town Twinning/Networks. These are strictly enforced by the EACEA.
Before submitting an electronic application, applicants (project leaders) must register their organisations in the Participant Portal and receive a Participant Identification Code (PIC). The PIC will be requested in the application form. Information on how to register can be found here. You will need to complete a financial and legal document to complete your registration...do this early to save time later.
You can access the e-form for Europe for Citizens here. You will need to have Adobe Reader version 9 or higher installed on your computer in order to able to download and complete the online application form. If you don't have it on your computer you can click here to download.
Important: When you start to fill out the e-form, we recommend that you print and keep this handy user guide to hand. It shows step-by-step how the form works and the errors that may occur and how to solve them. It also contains the contact details of the IT helpdesk in Brussels - call them if you really cannot solve the issues yourself!
This is a 'centralised' grant system, meaning that you are applying directly to the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) in Brussels. You are not applying to any body or organisation in Ireland.
Important note: The online submission times stated on the EACEA are central European time, therefore if submitting an application from Ireland note the deadline is effectively one hour earlier. Late applications will not be accepted!
For example, if the Call for Propoals is closing at 12pm CET on 1 September, that is actually 11am in Ireland. Don't miss the deadline!
Get feedback on your draft application
Even if you're a pro, it's a good idea to get feedback on your draft proposal before you submit. Here at The Wheel we regularly review draft applications and give advice on how to improve. We can also recommend a consultant to review it also, with special experience in European projects.
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