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#DEEPEU Digital Competion

Send in your submissions by February 2017!

Share your views on studying, working
or volunteering abroad and win a trip to Brussels!

Send us a video, infographic, picture or other type
of digital creation on the topic of youth mobility in Europe.

For more information, check out the official website
of the project: deeplinkingyouth.eu

Digital Democracy

Your Door to Digital Participation in 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!


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 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 - 20/02/2017 19:40

#crowdsourcing must be complementary to other online/offline participation tools shows our study with @Freshfieldshttps://t.co/fUNbxZeDrw

ECAS NGO - 20/02/2017 16:15

#EUcitizens in UK falling foul of health insurance requirement in residency applications. https://t.co/TPO7Zxuljy #Brexit

ECAS NGO - 20/02/2017 13:11

#ECIDay 2017, ECJ ruling on #MinoritySafePack &latest ECIs on our ECIwatch https://t.co/QK2u4bwVgs @EU_EESChttps://t.co/v5Yixt40Gv

ECAS NGO - 20/02/2017 13:05

RT @NewEuropeans: . @rogercasale, CEO New Europeans, LIVE speaking at #MassLobby for #1DayWithoutUs https://t.co/RVLwdGqoHo #RightToStay #…

ECAS NGO - 20/02/2017 12:35

#EUcitizens in UK may face "legal limbo" after #Brexit as govt doesn't have systems in place to select who can stay https://t.co/6hA6yyKiMz

ECAS NGO - 20/02/2017 11:49

RT @AKavrakova: Already 25 applications received! Hurry up Guys! https://t.co/onkNfQXAkw

ECAS NGO - 20/02/2017 09:55

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

ECAS NGO - 20/02/2017 09:20

#BrexitBill moves to the Lords today. Last chance for amendment guaranteeing residence rights of EU citizens https://t.co/vxMUgWnX5x #Brexit

ECAS NGO - 19/02/2017 14:24

What if #crowdsourcing could increase legitimacy of EU policy-making? See some national examples… https://t.co/tMoVifY9eg

ECAS NGO - 19/02/2017 13:25

RT @AKavrakova: What impact on citizen rights will different possible post Brexit UK-EU deals have? @ecas_europe new study will provide ans…

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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