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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.
03 Jun 17
Project Launch: ACT For Free Movement

Project Launch: ACT for Free Movement

ECAS launched the ACT for Free Movement project on June 2, which will take action to strengthen the implementation of the EU Citizenship…

03 Jun 17

Project Launch: ACT for Free Movement

ECAS launched the ACT for Free Movement project on June 2, which will take action to strengthen the implementation of the EU Citizenship…

ECAS NGO - 25/06/2017 11:29

Want to tackle the obstacles to #FreeMovement & help mobile #EUCitizens? Register for @EuroAlter training https://t.co/lbd86QrjJI

ECAS NGO - 25/06/2017 07:33

RT @EESC_LiaisonG: Two more nights to the #CSDays2017. Relax tomorrow to be fresh on Monday! Looking forward to meeting you! https://t.co/Y

ECAS NGO - 24/06/2017 15:35

86% of #EU citizens and 96% of #UK citizens we surveyed feel personally affected by #Brexit https://t.co/TvwAiPN4Mf https://t.co/lCWGx6zAs2

ECAS NGO - 23/06/2017 14:26

RT @OfficeGreenJean: To mark #BrexitAnniversary, @GreenJeanMEP has a message for EU nationals in the UK & vice versa: "your rights are of p…

ECAS NGO - 23/06/2017 11:55

#FreeMovement rights are the most valued rights of UK and EU #citizens. Find out more here: https://t.co/TvwAiPvtnF https://t.co/dzGr9IRGu9

ECAS NGO - 23/06/2017 08:46

"Generous offer" to #EUcitizens is still playing politics with peoples' rights https://t.co/6WISGKIbl9@RCorbettMEP @SophieintVeld #Brexit

ECAS NGO - 23/06/2017 08:32

RT @ECF_tweets: Open call! @EuroAlter @krytyka and @ecas_europe train citizens and activists. Read it https://t.co/nYNe5xrZ9N.

ECAS NGO - 23/06/2017 08:26

Looking forward to @EUHomeAffairs Civic Dialogue on 28/6 to discuss future of #Europe4Citizens! @VolunteeringCEV @CCRECEMR @Volonteurope

ECAS NGO - 23/06/2017 07:28

RT @RCorbettMEP: #bbcnews #TheresaMay offer on #rights of EU citizens already living in #Britain is not so generous: https://t.co/SglWg3rl

ECAS NGO - 23/06/2017 07:28

RT @alemannoEU: Today we welcome 30 citizen lobbyists from all over Europe for our EU Advocacy School #lobbying4change | @GuerrillaFound h…

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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