Europe for Citizens Programme

Any donor
European Union
Geographical focus: 
Thematic focus: 
Tourism in general
Education in Tourism
Tourism and Culture
Intro text: 
The Europe for Citizens programme supports activities to increase awareness and citizens' understanding of the EU and of its values and history. It administered by the the European Commission: Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency.

Official website

Geographic focus

EU 28, Albania, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia

Who can apply?

Public bodies or non-profit organisations with a legal personality can apply.

Objectives and activities

Objective: The aim of this programme is:  to contribute to citizens' understanding of the EU, its history and diversity, and to foster European citizenship and to improve conditions for civic and democratic participation at EU level.


  • to raise awareness of remembrance, common history and values, to encourage democratic participation of citizens at EU level, by developing citizens' understanding of the EU policy making-process and, by promoting opportunities for societal and intercultural engagement and volunteering at EU level.
  • "European Citizenship can best be experienced in an environment which goes beyond a national vision. Transnationality represents therefore an important feature of this Programme."

Type and level of funding

The total budget for 2014-2020 is € 185,47 million. Financing is provided in the form of grants.