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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.

ECAS NGO - 22/10/2016 10:39

RT @ELIANT: What is the task of #civilsociety in #Brexit?Keynote by @geraldhaefner conf 7 Nov https://t.co/Zllk3bqmgd #democracy #EUrights…

ECAS NGO - 22/10/2016 08:29

+communication & internationalisation key recommendations of @gimenezbarbat draft #Europe4Citizens report https://t.co/xwdr5tR5xO #funding

ECAS NGO - 22/10/2016 08:09

How can #Steiner education contribute to #MediaLiteracy? @ELIANT conference, Nov 7. https://t.co/BEdJRbGTfc @Waldorfschule #Citizens2Choose

ECAS NGO - 21/10/2016 16:08

We welcome @gimenezbarbat draft report on #Europe4Citizens & thank those who participated in our survey https://t.co/xwdr5tR5xO #EUfunding

ECAS NGO - 21/10/2016 16:06

RT @ELIANT: Can #intergrativemedicine tackle #AMR? #workshop 7 Nov https://t.co/b25B6qLEWq #puclichealth #prevention @ecas_europe @EPHA_EU

ECAS NGO - 21/10/2016 11:15

RT @alborreal: #EuropCom landscape citizens initiatives diverse (and complex) as EU institutions. Txs @politixeu @asktheeu @debatingeurope

ECAS NGO - 21/10/2016 11:14

RT @EuranetPlus: Watch quick round-up #CitizensCornerEU on European Citizens’ Initiative #ECI @ecas_europe @AKavrakova @ElisaLironi https:/…

ECAS NGO - 21/10/2016 09:30

What is the future of #healthcare in Europe? See @ELIANT conference, Nov 7. https://t.co/BEdJRbGTfc #Citizens2Choose @gesundheitaktiv

ECAS NGO - 21/10/2016 08:32

The role of CSOs in access to justice.Join our @TripleAEurope Conf 29 Nov https://t.co/Y7d7Kjc65h @LawCentres @Claude_Moraes @EURightsAgency

ECAS NGO - 21/10/2016 08:25

. @EUErasmusPlus 2017 call & guide are out. Register to our next #training session to know more https://t.co/FNcuYnrUYT #EUfunding #projects

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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