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Ecas Funding Guide 2017


Find out all you need to know about funding opportunities
for the non-profit sector in the EU and beyond

2017 edition already available - get your copy!

5 Takeaways on Brexit:
Outlining Possible Scenarios
for a New UK-EU Relationship
and their Impact on Citizens

Click here to access the full study

To safeguard and help enforce
EU Citizens’ Rights

On the occasion of its 25th anniversary, ECAS has expanded its services to the non-profit sector with customised training modules on EU Funding, Communications and Advocacy and Project Management.

These are organised for small groups on a biannual basis at our own premises or upon request.

Click here for more information
and register to our Spring training modules!

What is the #BestBrexit4U? Join the discussion!

In partnership with the European Disability Forum, the EU Rights Clinic and New Europeans, ECAS has produced a comprehensive analysis of the impact of different Brexit scenarios on citizens´rights. We have set up a Facebook group to engage in a discussion with citizens like you about your concerns regarding Brexit and the rights you would like to see preserved in whichever deal is finally reached. We welcome all your comments at #BestBrexit4U. These will feed into a manifesto that will be presented to EU negotiators at a conference in Brussels in June 2017. We thank you in advance for your feedback!

The European Citizen Action Service (ECAS) is an international, Brussels-based non-profit organisation with a pan-European membership and 26 years of experience.


ECAS empowers citizens to exercise their rights and promotes open and inclusive decision-making through the provision of high quality advice, research and advocacy, as well as capacity-building for civil society organisations.


ECAS aspires to be the EU Resource Centre on citizens’ rights, campaigning for an inclusive, transparent and democratic Europe, where the benefits of EU citizenship can be fully tapped.


  • Non-partisanship: Free from affiliation with any political party.
  • Professionalism: Striving for excellence in all aspects of our work.
  • Empowerment: Enabling citizens to understand and utilise their rights.
  • Inclusiveness: Ensuring that all EU citizens can fully enjoy their rights.
  • Innovation: Applying unique and modern solutions.

ECAS NGO - 26/05/2017 14:19

.@NiccoloMilanese calls for a new political understanding of who we are for #FreeMovement to work https://t.co/kwEq76p0oS @EuroAlter

ECAS NGO - 26/05/2017 09:08

@AKavrakova check this out https://t.co/nD2QqDZk1W

ECAS NGO - 26/05/2017 08:44

#ECI consultation is now open. Submit any ideas for making it fit for purpose by 16 Aug https://t.co/LqsCJlXrKD @democracy_intl @ECIReform

ECAS NGO - 26/05/2017 08:32

Our 2017 guide to #EUfunding for #Nonprofits is out now. Only EUR 49 for #ebook or free as part of ECAS #membership… https://t.co/oTC6j3COEx

ECAS NGO - 25/05/2017 08:04

What's the future for #FreeMovement in the #EU? Read our conference report to learn more https://t.co/dcr2HYMmmo @JillEvansMEP @GreenJeanMEP

ECAS NGO - 24/05/2017 18:14

RT @EESC_LiaisonG: Public #consultation on revising rules on European #CitizensInitiative LAUNCHED ➡️ https://t.co/HEF6TEYfkx #EUHaveYourSa…

ECAS NGO - 24/05/2017 18:14

RT @antsoares67: Very much looking forward to attending this @ecas_europe event on a citizens' perspective on #Brexit. A vital issue for is…

ECAS NGO - 24/05/2017 14:44

Our 2017 guide to #EUfunding for #Nonprofits is out now w/ up-to-date & comprehensive info https://t.co/EgRE2yboZ2 https://t.co/K3X4j4qBfP

ECAS NGO - 24/05/2017 11:13

What do citizens want from #Brexit? Join us on 20/6 to discuss proposals for a citizen-centric deal… https://t.co/SXu6t1BGpP

ECAS NGO - 24/05/2017 10:20

Join our workshop on #edemocracy & #civilsociety at #CSDays2017 on June 27 w/ @D21world, @ManaBalss & @lllplatform https://t.co/2lzIsX6mxM

What We Do

  1. We give free legal advice to citizens and businesses on EU issues through Your Europe Advice.
  2. We help citizens to resolve problems with free movement in the EU through the EU Rights Clinic.
  3. We provide free assistance to European Citizen Initiative organisers via the ECI Support Center.
  4. We help EU citizens engage with EU policy-making using digital democracy tools.
  5. Our Knowledge Center helps EU citizens find relevant information about internal EU Migration and the European Citizens’ Initiative.
  6. We provide in-depth guidance to make EU funding available for civil society initiatives.
  7. Our Triple A initiative informs, advises and helps citizens in South Eastern Europe to enforce their rights.
  8. We support participatory democracy beyond the EU.
  9. ECAS provides on-demand and tailor-made advice, training and support to civil society organizations.
  10. We cooperate with civil society organisations to increase citizens’ impact on EU policies.


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