Town-Twinning

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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-TT

Call

Town-Twinning

Summary

This measure aims at supporting projects bringing together a wide range of partner towns in a town-twinning event around topics in line with the objectives of the Programme and taking into consideration the policy priorities. This measure will seek to promote civic participation in the Union policy making process and develop opportunities for societal engagement and volunteering at Union level.

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.

The scope will be related on raising awareness on the richness of the cultural and linguistic environment in Europe as well as  raising awareness of the importance of reinforcing the European integration process based on solidarity. Additionally, the topic focuses on fostering a sense of belonging to Europe by promoting the debate on the future of Europe and on the reflection of the the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic has on the local communities. 

Twinning must be understood in largo sensu, thus referring to the municipalities which signed or are engaged to sign twinning agreements as well as to the municipalities having other forms of partnerships fostering their cooperation and cultural links.

Call Total Budget

€4,400,000

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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