You may be considering applying to the Europe for Citizens programme but looking for ideas and inspiration to get you started...
A new report published by the Commission explores the impact of the programme around Europe between 2014 and 2019. Packed with lively stories and testimonies, this public report shows that the Europe for Citizens programme has created democratic space for citizens to discuss the Europe they want and where it came from.
Read the report today and if preparing a proposal, discuss it with your colleagues, partners and beneficiary groups. What projects interest you and what makes them innovative? Contact us if you wish to discuss your ideas further.
In advance of the funding deadline for Network of Towns 1 March 2019, we have received a number of requests for partners to join projects.
Tackling challenges around migration, volunteering, integration and climate change at local and European level, these projects look innovative. Irish county councils or town twinning groups may like to join; all you need is your PIC number to join a project as a partner.
Contact Deirdre at The Wheel today to get full project descriptions and an opportunity to join. GOOD LUCK!
The Europe for Citizens deadlines for 2019 have been announced! Please see the table below with dates and eligibility periods. Note that the dates listed have yet to be confirmed in a related Call for Proposals and that if any deadline falls on a weekend, the subsequent working day will be considered the deadline. You can read about what kinds of projects are eligible under each category in our Funding Available section.
Feel free to get in touch with any questions!
Network of Towns
Civil Society Projects
We were delighted to collaborate with the Waterford Europe Direct Information Centre, Galway 2020, and Sligo Europe Direct Information Centre on providing application training around Ireland for our 3 September 2018 deadline.
The second 2018 call for town twinning and network of towns projects is now open! The deadline is 11am Irish time on 3 September. Click here to read more on the EACEA website.
For more information on these strands, visit our town twinning and network of towns info pages. Looking for inspiration? Visit our project examples page to read about successful projects.
You can also get in touch with the European Programmes Team at The Wheel for advice, support, and information about training opportunities.
This week the European Commission launched an open public consultation on EU funds in the area of values and mobility, targeted at stakeholders such as nonprofits, local authorities and citizens who wish to have their say.
Why contribute to the questionnaire?
In 2018, the Commission will make comprehensive proposals for the next generation of financial programmes for the post-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework, which is the EU's long–term budget. The Commission's proposals will be designed to make it possible for the EU to deliver on the things that matter most to European citizens, in areas where it can achieve more than Member States acting alone.
How do I participate?
Simply visit this link and complete the survey by Thursday 8 March. Any questions or thoughts on the future of the Europe for Citizens programme post 2020 - contact Deirdre at The Wheel.
The call is now OPEN under all strands (civil society, remembrance, twinning, town networking) for groups looking to apply for funding from Europe for Citizens. The closing date for applications is 1 March 2018 @11am GMT - don't miss this opportunity.
To apply for funding you will need to have European partners, be a legal entity and have a project idea that is line with the 2018 priorities. We recommend that all applicants attend a workshop to prepare themselves plus you must be familiar with the 2018 Programme Guide document.
Not sure where to start? Get in touch with Deirdre at The Wheel today - help is at hand.
This month results of the second Europe for Citizens deadline in 2017 were announced - read the details here.
Happily Irish organisation Arklow Town Twinning are confirmed for funding of €5000 as a lead partner for their Solidarity in Social Inclusion. The aim of the project is to build on 35 years of twinning relationship with French town Châteaudun, as well as establishing collaborative action with a new twin town, Aberystwyth in Wales. The project will take place over four days in May inviting 25 participants from both towns. Ak
Two Irish groups have been included as twinning partners in French and German projects respectively: Roscommon-Chartres Twinning and Muitearatas Teoranta. We are delighted for all successful groups! If you wish to apply, contact email@example.com today.
On Wednesday 15 November Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD, along with Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney TD and Minister of State for European Affairs Helen McEntee TD, launched the Irish Government's Citizens' Dialogue on the Future of Europe. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar invited people to take part in the debate saying: "…we want to hear your views in the debate about Europe’s future, because we all have a stake in it, and how it evolves will affect all of us."
The Wheel encourages members and citizens to get involved and voice their opinion on the #FutureofEurope. Information on upcoming events taking place around Ireland available here. Given our role as NCP for Europe for Citizens, we strongly support dialogue and debate on this important topic.
You may think that it's a long way off...but we're determined to get organisations preparing their applications for the Europe for Citizens Programme very early in advance of 1 March 2018.
In order to hone your project idea, become familiar with the application form, budget and priorities, The Wheel will be running two specialist workshops on 5 and 7 December 2017 in Dublin. Each event will be targeted at organisations per strand i. e. European Remembrance or Civil Society.
If you want to secure a place we recommend contacting firstname.lastname@example.org today stating your name, organisation and intended project idea. We'll put you on the list and look forward to meeting you then!