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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 - 18/10/2017 10:26

RT @SimonDelakorda: From #DDD2017 keynote: Introducing e-voting and lowering voting age will not solve young peoples' voting apathy https:/…

ECAS NGO - 18/10/2017 10:25

RT @ELIANT: How does digital technology change teaching & learning & how can it be introduced in an age-appropriate way? #safedigi4kids #re…

ECAS NGO - 18/10/2017 08:50

RT @EUCitizenMobile: UK to begin registering EU nationals for 'settled status' by end of 2018 https://t.co/5T53uxf3Hc

ECAS NGO - 18/10/2017 07:22

What does #digitalisation mean for early years education? Register now for @eliant's conference on #digitalliteracy… https://t.co/XI4Xkoiu9s

ECAS NGO - 17/10/2017 14:25

RT @RhionJones: #DDD2017 #tcinews Another perceptive comment from Assya. But we must guard against being swayed but the 'loudest' voices on…

ECAS NGO - 17/10/2017 14:25

RT @RhionJones: @ecas_europe #DDD2017 @tcinews That's what has to be done with every major public consultation in the UK. Needs special sk…

ECAS NGO - 17/10/2017 13:52

Thanks to all the participants at our #DDD2017. We're continuing the debate online. Have your say via… https://t.co/SGTKUE9GMZ

ECAS NGO - 17/10/2017 13:26

We'll soon be launching our #Crowdsourcing #KnowledgeCentre. Find out more about #DigitalDemocracy here:… https://t.co/sMzXuIoB0X

ECAS NGO - 17/10/2017 11:14

RT @M_TellesFreitas: excited abt #DDD2017 videogame 📽️ will definitely take part! #MillennialVoices #YouthUp join the show @YESocialists ht…

ECAS NGO - 17/10/2017 11:14

Politicians & policy-makers no longer know what their constituents think, #digitaldemocracy can bridge the gap,… https://t.co/1fBouoqkjT

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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