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Digital Democracy Day 2016

Will E-Participation bring Citizens back to the EU?

18 October 2016 - Representation of Saxony - Anhalt to the European Union
Boulevard Saint-Michel, 80, 1040 Brussels

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!


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


The European Citizen Action Service (ECAS) is an international, Brussels-based non-profit organisation with a pan-European membership and 24 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.
11 Jan 17
Read ECAS’ January News Flash

Read ECAS’ January News Flash

This month our newsletter covers our latest activities and work, including the Digital Competition we have launched as part of…

ECAS NGO - 24/01/2017 14:08

Happy to become involved with Tandem to support the integration of #refugees in Belgium through short-term placemen… https://t.co/lAiKyFnZC8

ECAS NGO - 24/01/2017 13:45

We support @EU_Commission to launch an info campaign on #EUcitizenship rights in 2017& 2018 https://t.co/cFkCxDAh0Z @EU_Justice @VeraJourova

ECAS NGO - 24/01/2017 13:42

RT @migpolgroup: New action on EU voting rights for 2019 elections. See our info/pilots w/@ecas_europe @EUDOEUI @migrants_rights @immigrati

ECAS NGO - 24/01/2017 12:52

87% of Europeans aware of their #EUCitizenship but not of the rights linked to it @EU_Justice new Citizenship report https://t.co/nfa5KNHUif

ECAS NGO - 24/01/2017 12:24

RT @AntoineFobe: @EU_Justice @EU_Commission Glad to have contributed voicing citizens' concerns as one of many Your Europe Advice experts w…

ECAS NGO - 24/01/2017 09:43

Supreme Court rules that #UK citizens' #rights can only be taken away by parliament. #Brexit #Article50 https://t.co/rl6bgAfQYU

ECAS NGO - 24/01/2017 09:30

RT @youthup_eu: How do we ensure the Future of Europe is rights-based? Join @Youth_Forum & @ecas_europe at #yoFest #rights #youthUP https:/…

ECAS NGO - 23/01/2017 13:48

Time to revise #Europe4Citizens. Read our recommendations https://t.co/xwdr5tR5xO & share yours at: https://t.co/L40RS9GsxT #EUHaveYourSay

ECAS NGO - 23/01/2017 12:31

#freemovement most cherished right by EU citizens but it falls short of its full potential https://t.co/fokOUSfSsf https://t.co/p7UKNEvRxZ

ECAS NGO - 23/01/2017 10:49

Many #questions received & answered live by our experts on #business in the EU - send us yours!… https://t.co/xe48hrn52m

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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