Citizens of Europe is a politically independent, non-governmental and non-profit oriented network of people from diverse backgrounds which is open for everybody perceiving diversity as an opportunity. They initiate and cooperate in a wide range of projects, as there is a lack of coordinated independent civil action in Europe, while many local initiatives could profit from sharing contacts, infrastructure and knowledge.
The aim of this programme is to:
• Contribute to citizens' understanding of the EU, its history and diversity.
• Foster European citizenship and improve conditions for civic and democratic participation at EU level.
The financed projects will:
• Raise awareness of remembrance, the common history and values of the EU and the EU's aim - namely to promote peace, the values of the EU and the well-being of its peoples.
• Encourage the democratic and civic participation of citizens at EU level, by developing their understanding of the EU policy making-process, and stimulate interest and involvement in EU policy making.