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European Citizenship Accelerator (EURECA)

Objectives

The European Citizenship Accelerator (EURECA) project will further develop the capacities of ECAS and its network of members and strategic partners to deliver their mission of empowering citizens and promoting EU citizenship rights and will give citizens the opportunity to contribute to the implementation of the European Democracy Action Plan (EDAP) and the EU Citizenship Report 2020.

The EURECA’ European democracy activities’ impact relates to developing and supporting mechanisms to increase citizens‘ and citizen organisations’ democratic participation in, and engagement with, the EU based on EU values. This impact will be achieved through implementing e-democracy tools for citizen engagement, capacity building of CSOs and other stakeholders with the aim of countering dis-information, populism and other forms of interference in the democratic debate, exchange of good practices and fostering common action. The project will  empower citizens’ participation in the democratic process by promoting innovative democratic approaches and tools to help citizens make their voices heard, with a special emphasis on the European Parliament Elections 2024.

EURECA annual awards and Citizen Activation Mentoring Scheme will contribute to advancing the European citizenship concept through engaging citizens and CSOs in idea generation and exchange of good practices.

The project is co-funded by the European Commission, Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values (CERV) programme

Timeframe

4-year Operating Grant framework contract (2022 – 2025)

What does ECAS do?

  • ECAS leads the implementation of all project activities and ensures their sound financial and content management.
  • ECAS will develop and implement Equality, Diversity and Inclusion plan to mainstream inclusion of under-represented groups in all is activities and ensure gender equality and non-discrimination safeguards.
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