Lithuanian Culture Institute

EU Programme “Europe for Citizens”

Europe for Citizens (2014-2020) is a European Union programme offering financing for initiatives that strengthen European remembrance and encourage civic participation at the EU level.

Goals of the programme:
– To contribute to citizens’ understanding of the EU, its history and diversity;
– To foster European citizenship and to improve conditions for civic and democratic participation at the EU level;
– To raise awareness of remembrance, common history and values;
– To encourage democratic participation of citizens at the EU level, by developing citizens’ understanding of the EU policy-making process and by promoting opportunities for societal and intercultural engagement and volunteering at the EU level.

What does this programme support?
Strand 1: European remembrance: raising awareness of remembrance, common history and EU values as well as the goals of the EU.
Strand 2: Democratic engagement and civic participation: encouragement of democratic and civic participation at the EU level.
Town twinning agreements
Town twinning networks
Civil society projects
Strands 1 and 2. Structural support for organizations.

Who can submit applications?
Applications can be submitted by legally registered organizations in the public or non-profit sectors.
Detailed guidelines are applicable to both strands.

See the strands European remembrance and Democratic engagement and civic participation.

More information about the programme in Lithuanian can be found at

For further information in English visit the EU Citizenship portal