Thematic Local Authority Twinning Networking
Local Authorities involved in EU twinning networks (multilateral cooperation based on a chain of established bilateral links of at least 5 towns/cities/counties) may apply for funding towards thematic workshops, conferences, citizens’ meetings, and communication tools to be undertaken during the coming 2-year period. Proposed activities should foster public debate on the priority themes of the Europe for Citizens Programme (e.g. developing a European identity based on common values; fostering ownership of the EU among citizens; enhancing tolerance, mutual understanding and intercultural dialogue….) and involve experts and community members active in the subject area. Grants of between €30,000 and €150,000 are available with a 1st June deadline. More details are available from the updated Programme Guide at http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/citizenship/index_en.htm . Under a separate measure, less ambitious 1-2 day conferences to discuss issues of common concern involving 3 or more twinning authorities may also be funded (including flat daily rates for participants). The annual deadline for this is 1st December. Imogen Sudbery of the IPA is Europe for Citizens National Contact Point. Contact her via firstname.lastname@example.org or 0872547088.