Apply now: New Action Grants – Democracy Needs Imagination

We are looking for your ideas, projects, and experiments that breathe new life into European democracy. Apply now for our action grants!

The European Union is an open and free society.

A place we created together and where Europeans have lived peacefully for almost 75 years. It has not been easy. We have defeated fascism and torn down the walls that kept us apart. We have created a place that is at peace with itself. A place that guarantees freedoms for which many others around the world are fighting. A place where we can travel freely. Where we can study and work in different countries and create experiences that will enrich the rest of our lives.

But this, our Europe is under attack. We are facing a newly divided Europe. A new kind of polarisation threatens the gains of decades of European cooperation. New levels of inequality erode the social fabric of our societies. Culture and identity are misused to divide communities.

Do we really want to watch this happen? It’s time to act now!

What are we looking for?

We fund creative, cultural actions prior, during and after the EU parliamentary elections that can breathe life into Europe, and democracy at large.
Priority is given to proposals related to, and taking place before or during the European elections (May 23-26).
We want your innovative and provocative ideas that challenge the negative discourse and are able to become inspiring examples from the local to the European levels.

How and when can I apply?

Since this is a special year for Europe, we have special rules for this open call:

The call is permanently open as of February 2019 until the available budget has been spent. We select projects on a rolling basis, meaning: first come, first serve.

Every couple of weeks we share with you the latest selection of projects through our online channels, as well as an update on how much budget remains.


Anything else you want to ask?

Frequently Asked Questions
Prepare your application
Contact the Grants Team

Fund development – Can I give a financial contribution to this grant scheme?

If you sympathise with our call for action and would like to make a donation so that we can award even more grants, we would very much welcome your generous support. Please get in touch with us by sending an email to Maria Virto Marcilla.

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