Networks of Towns

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Programme Category

EU Competitive Programmes

Programme Name

Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values (CERV) (2021-2027)

Programme Description

Funding through CERV programme aims at protecting rights and values enshrined in the EU treaties in order to sustain open, democratic and inclusive societies.

Programme Details

Identifier Code

CERV-2022-CITIZENS-TOWN-NT

Call

Networks of Towns

Summary

Municipalities and associations working together on a common theme in a long-term perspective may wish to develop networks of towns to make their cooperation more sustainable. Networking between municipalities on issues of common interest appears to be an important means for enabling the exchange of good practices.

Detailed Call Description

Objectives

  • To promote exchanges between citizens of different countries;
  • To give citizens the opportunity to discover the cultural diversity of the European Union and to make them aware that European values and cultural heritage constitute the foundation for a common future;
  • To guarantee peaceful relations between Europeans and to ensure their active participation at the local level;
  • To reinforce mutual understanding and friendship between European citizens;
  •  To encourage cooperation between municipalities and the exchange of best practices;
  • To support good local governance and reinforce the role of local and regional authorities in the European integration process.

While maintaining a bottom-up approach, specific focus could be given to:

  • Strengthening the European and democratic dimension of the EU decision-making process
  • Supporting free and fair elections in Europe
  • Fostering a sense of belonging to Europe by promoting the debate on the future of Europe
  • Reflecting on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the local communities

Twinning is a strong link that binds municipalities; therefore, the potential of the networks created by a series of town twinning links should be used for developing thematic and long-lasting cooperation between towns.

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 policy priorities;
  • Mobilise citizens across the Europe;
  • To deepen and intensify the cooperation of towns and municipalities and offer them the possibility to debate in a long term perspective, to develop sustainable networks

Call Total Budget

€6,600,000

Thematic Categories

  • Social Affairs & Human Rights
  • Urban Development

Eligibility for Participation

  • Central Government
  • Local Authorities
  • State-owned Enterprises

Eligibility For Participation Notes

In order to be eligible, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must:

  • be legal entities (public or private bodies)
  • be established in one of the eligible countries, i.e.:
    • EU Member States (including overseas countries and territories (OCTs))
    • non-EU countries:
      • countries associated to the CERV Programme or countries which are in ongoing negotiations for an association agreement and where the agreement enters into force before grant signature.

Call Opening Date

01/01/2022

Call Closing Date

24/03/2022

National Contact Point(s)

CERV Contact Point Cyprus
Organization for European Programmes and Cultural Relations: 
www.epcr.org.cy
Nenad Bogdanovic
Planning and Development Coordinator, Head of CERV Contact Point
Telephone: 99589774
nb@epcr.org.cy

(Publish Date: 09/12/2021-for internal use only)

EU Contact Point

Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency
Website: https://www.eacea.ec.europa.eu/index_en

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