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To safeguard and help enforce
EU Citizens’ Rights
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BUILD YOUR CAPACITIES

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!

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ECAS EUROPEAN FUNDING GUIDE
FOR THE NON PROFIT SECTOR v 3.0

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

2016 EDITION SOON AVAILABLE!

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DIGITAL DEMOCRACY IN THE EU

YOUR DOOR TO DIGITAL PARTICIPATION IN EUROPE

The European Citizen Action Service (ECAS) is an international Brussels-based non-profit organization with a pan-European membership and 24 years of experience.

Mission

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 to civil society organisations.

Vision

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.

Values

  • 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 utilize their rights.
  • Inclusiveness: Ensuring that all EU citizens can fully enjoy their rights.
  • Innovation: Applying unique and modern solutions.
12 Jun 16
Meet Our New Board Of Directors

Meet our New Board of Directors

On 8 June 2016 ECAS held its Annual General Assembly, which took place at the Flemish Ministry for Welfare, Health…

ECAS NGO - 27/06/2016 17:59

RT @EU4Citizens: @ecas_europe @UImpactNet fantastic exhibition.Good luck to all involved in the project #EU #Europe

ECAS NGO - 27/06/2016 15:04

RT @AKavrakova: REC for ECI Revision to be made 'fit for purpose' adopted by REFIT 2day! Will be presented to Timmermans 2morrow! @ecas_eur

ECAS NGO - 27/06/2016 12:51

RT @AKavrakova: Your Europe Advice 200 000 enquiry received by @ecas_europe today! Congrats to all 60 ECAS legal experts! @mpontg

ECAS NGO - 27/06/2016 08:35

We are #recruiting a #comms assistant and a #legal assistant - check out our #vacancies at https://t.co/2Z5VLB0pNz #internships #NGOs

ECAS NGO - 27/06/2016 08:15

RT @EU4Citizens: in the light of #Brexit we remind you that the #europe4citizens programme's priorities includes funding projects that stud…

ECAS NGO - 25/06/2016 09:33

#FreeMovement may not end admits pro #Brexit MEP https://t.co/p9CwaCPQgs @guardian #labourmobility

ECAS NGO - 25/06/2016 09:18

RT @annagumbau: "The need for the EU to communicate and engage with its citizens becomes more important than ever". https://t.co/cSQhJcmlHy

ECAS NGO - 25/06/2016 09:17

RT @MadiSharma1: #EU @EU_Commission failed to listen to #Citizens when #ECIs signed - now we see the results of #Europe's deaf ears #Brexi…

ECAS NGO - 24/06/2016 14:40

#PressRelease The need for the EU to communicate & engage w/ its citizens is more important than ever https://t.co/6APd67eGX4 #Brexit

ECAS NGO - 24/06/2016 14:37

RT @AKavrakova: #Brexit lesson: Strong political commitment needed to engage with those morethan 40% of EUcitizens who do not feel represen…

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 organizers 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 available EU funding for civil society initiatives.
  7. Our Triple A initiative informs, advises and helps citizens in South Eastern Europe to enforce their citizen rights.
  8. We support participatory democracy beyond the EU.
  9. ECAS provides on-demand tailor-made advice, training and support to civil society organizations.
  10. We cooperate with civil society organizations to increase citizens impact on EU policies.

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