European Commission Directorate-General for International Partnerships (EuropeAid HQ)

Citizens’ engagement and participation

Last update: Jun 27, 2024 Last update: Jun 27, 2024


Location:EU 27EU 27
Contracting Authority Type:Development Institution
Budget: EUR 25,400,000
Award ceiling:N/A
Award floor: EUR 75,000
Eligible applicants:NGOs / Nonprofit Organisations, Government / Public Bodies, Academic Institutions
Eligible nationalities:EU 27, Albania, Anguilla, Aruba, ... See more EU 27, Albania, Anguilla, Aruba, Bermuda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, British Virgin Islands, Caribbean Netherlands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, French Polynesia, French Southern Territory, Greenland, Kosovo, Montenegro, Montserrat, New Caledonia, Pitcairn, Saint Helena, Serbia, St. Pierre and Miquelon, Turks and Caicos, Ukraine, Wallis and Futuna
Date posted: Mar 7, 2023

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Call updates

Mar 5, 2024 3:56:07 PM


Publication date:  7 March 2023
Opening date: 04 April 2023
Type of action:    CERV-LS CERV Lump Sum Grants
Deadline:              05 September 2023 17:00:00 Brussels time
Call budget:          EUR 25 400 000

Number of proposals submitted: 450
Number of eligible proposals: 444
The results of the evaluation were communicated to the applicants via the Funding and Tenders Portal on 29 February 2024.

Summary of the results:

· 88 proposals are proposed for funding for the amount of EUR 25 395 760

· 8 proposals are placed on the reserve list for the amount of EUR 1 859 810

· Rejection of 193 proposals for lack of budget

· Rejection of 155 proposals due to insufficient relevance and/or quality proposals

· Rejection of 3 inadmissible

· Rejection of 3 ineligible proposals


Sep 6, 2023 9:26:54 AM

The call CERV-2023-CITIZENS-CIV call has closed on 5 September 2023 at 17:00 Brussels time.

A total of 450 proposals have been submitted in the framework of this call.

The evaluation results are expected to be communicated in February – March 2024.

Jul 4, 2023 10:49:22 AM

You can download the PPT presentation of the 2nd CIV23 Info Session / Questions & Answers of 29/06/2023 from the event page of the EACEA website.

May 30, 2023 9:27:37 AM

We kindly invite you to join our CIV23 Info Session which will take place on 29 June 2023, 10h00 - 13h00 CEST. Please find the registration link on EACEA website -

Apr 25, 2023 5:26:05 PM

The ppt presentation of the CIV23 Info session of 20/04/2023 is now available in the EACEA website

Apr 13, 2023 3:20:56 PM

CALL DOCUMENT TRANSLATIONS The French and German translations of the CERV-2023-CITIZENS-CIV Call document are available on EACEA website.

Apr 4, 2023 12:00:00 AM

The submission session is now available for: CERV-2023-CITIZENS-CIV(CERV-LS)

Mar 21, 2023 3:08:42 PM

20 April: Don’t miss out on the information session about the Call for proposals to foster citizens’ engagement and participation, which has a budget of EUR 25.4 million! The session will provide details about CIV23 funding opportunities, including call’s objectives, eligibility criteria, and application process.

Citizens’ engagement and participation


Programme: Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values Programme (CERV)
Call: Citizens’ engagement and participation - 2023 (CERV-2023-CITIZENS-CIV)
Type of action: CERV-LS CERV Lump Sum Grants
Type of MGA: CERV Lump Sum Grant [CERV-AG-LS]
Deadline model: single-stage
Planned opening date: 04 April 2023
Deadline date: 05 September 2023 17:00:00 Brussels time

Promoting citizens' and representative associations’ participation in and contribution to the democratic and civic life of the Union by making known and publicly exchanging their views in all areas on Union action.

This call aims to support projects promoted by transnational partnerships and networks directly involving citizens. These projects will gather a diverse range of people from different backgrounds in activities directly linked to EU policies, giving them an opportunity to actively participate in the EU policymaking process and thus contribute to the democratic and civic life of the Union. The projects will encourage citizens’, including young persons, understanding of the policymaking process, showing in practice how to engage in the democratic life of the EU and enabling them to make known and publicly exchange their views in all areas of Union action.

The call provides an opportunity to broadly cover a variety of policy areas and contribute to the promotion of EU values, the rule of law, fundamental rights and democracy.

Projects should support democratic participation, including by stimulating and organising reflection, debates or other activities. They should also propose practical solutions that can be implemented through cooperation or coordination at European level, support the sharing of good practices, and ensure a practical link with the policymaking process.

While maintaining a bottom-up approach, there will be a specific focus on the priorities outlined below:

1. Promoting democratic participation through debating the future of Europe

2. Engaging citizens and communities in discussions and action related to our climate and environment

3. Engaging citizens and communities in discussions and action related to solidarity

4. Countering disinformation and other forms of interference in the democratic debate and promoting media literacy

This list of priorities is not exhaustive. Applicants may address other priorities in all areas of Union action as long as these priorities are in line with the call objective to promote citizens engagement and participation.

Please see the call document for more information.

Expected Impact:
Boosting citizens' awareness of rights and EU values and increasing their engagement in society and with the EU;
Enabling people to deepen their knowledge of EU institutions and policies and better understand the EU's achievements and benefits;
Strengthening democratic participation, with a special focus on inclusion of younger and older people, women in all their diversity, mobile EU citizens and people with disabilities;
Reaching those citizens not active in civic participation in their everyday life;
Making it possible for citizens to communicate their views and concerns to policy makers at all levels.

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