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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!

Citizen Brexit Observatory

The Citizen Brexit Observatory

The European Citizen Action Service, University of Sheffield School of Law and Law Centres Network
have joined forces to create the Citizen Brexit Observatory in order to support fair treatment of EU citizens
living in the UK, and UK citizens living in the other countries of the EU.

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 - 21/09/2017 15:00

.@MichelBarnier committed to protecting #citizensrights today with #ECJ as ultimate guarantor #brexit #EUrights… https://t.co/cGWUTxKTIW

ECAS NGO - 21/09/2017 12:47

How to raise citizens' awareness of their rights & help them fully benefit from them? Join us on 26/9 @lllplatform https://t.co/zqeYjKA7By

ECAS NGO - 21/09/2017 11:48

RT @MartPirate: End of #ACT4FreeMovement training in Warsaw. Now the journey begins for campaigning on free movement @EuroAlter @ecas_europ

ECAS NGO - 21/09/2017 09:59

.@brandobenifei will close our #DigitalDemocracy Day on 17/10. Join us & bring your ideas on #youth #eParticipation… https://t.co/sbYyhJFXf9

ECAS NGO - 21/09/2017 09:49

#CETA is now provisionally into force.What impact on #citizensrights if it will form the basis for post-#Brexitdeal?https://t.co/jGeVV20T8g

ECAS NGO - 21/09/2017 09:22

RT @RegioInterreg: REGIO will set up a "Border Focal Point" to implement actions to erase legal & admin obstacles, says @LenaPench #EUBorde…

ECAS NGO - 21/09/2017 07:19

Want to know more about #FakeNews, #factchecking and #propaganda? Follow our #medialiteracy workshop online on 26/9… https://t.co/dLxm56gnwk

ECAS NGO - 20/09/2017 21:30

We'll soon be launching our #Crowdsourcing #KnowledgeCentre. Find out more about #DigitalDemocracy here:… https://t.co/7eopFlDVFJ

ECAS NGO - 20/09/2017 15:16

Less than a week till our #FakeNews & #factchecking workshop with @_eavi, 26/9. Follow it live online… https://t.co/G7bVSHv4Zp

ECAS NGO - 20/09/2017 13:54

Reform promises to make #ECI fit for purpose. Glad to see @TimmermansEU listened to #REFIT platform & #consultation https://t.co/BQWdxWxbja

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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