Network of Towns
This measure funds municipalities and associations to work together to make their cooperation more sustainable and exchange of good practices. It is the next step up from town twinning projects that foster more short term cooperations.
Networks of Towns are expected to:
- Integrate a range of activities around the subject(s) of common interest to be addressed in the context of the Programme’s objectives or multi-annual priorities.
- Have defined target groups for which the selected themes are particularly relevant and involve community members active in the subject area (i.e. experts, local associations, citizens and citizens’ groups directly affected by the theme, etc.).
- Mobilise citizens across Europe. A project should involve a minimum of 30% of invited participants. "Invited participants" are international participants sent by the eligible partners.
- Serve as a basis for future initiatives and actions between the towns involved, on the issues addressed or possibly on further issues of common interest.
Who is it for?
- Local authorities
- Town twinning committees or associations
- Federations/associations of local authorities
- Nonprofits representing local authorities
What will it fund?
- Travel between countries
How do I find partners?
- Check out our partner finding page to look at profiles of other organisations looking for partners. You can also get in touch with us if you would like us to circulate your own profile.
- Use your own community! Are there people from elsewhere in Europe in your town? Talk to them and see if they can help you build a relationship with an organisation in their home town that complements your own work and would be open to exchange.
- Research online and find organisations that line-up with your own work. Reach out to them and start building a relationship. Online tools like Skype and social media can be great tools in developing lasting partnerships!
- Number of organisations involved: municipalities from at least 4 eligible countries of which at least two are an EU Member State
- Maximum grant amount: €150 000
- Maximum percentage of co-funding: 70%
- Maximum duration: 24 months per project.
- You must be a legal entity and have a bank account to apply.
- Read more about the programme in the Europe for Citizens Programme Guide 2018
The next deadlines for this Strand is 1 March 2019 and 1 September 2019.
How do I apply?
Visit our How to Apply page for a step-by-step guide.
How can I find out more?
Contact the Europe for Citizens National Contact Point, Emma Murtagh, at firstname.lastname@example.org.