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Call for Applications: "Getting to Know Europe: Local and Regional Communities and the European Union"

May 31, 2010

As part of the DG Relax Annual Work programme 2010, the Delegation of the European Union in Washington, DC, invites proposals for programs that promote a greater knowledge, within local and regional communities in the United States, of the European Union (EU), its international role, and the value and significance of the EU-US transatlantic partnership. All activities should be targeted at local and regional audiences in the US, with applicants expected to bring together a range of local and regional groups and to propose a package of events.

Application deadline is September 13, 2010.


All activities must take place between January 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012.

US-based non governmental, not-for-profit institutions including secondary schools, universities, youth groups and associations, local community groups, local associations promoting socio-cultural exchanges across the Atlantic, media and other professional training centers, and other civil society organizations such as chambers of commerce are allowed to apply. (Please read the exclusion criteria)


Around twelve grants of up to €100,000 each will be awarded, with a minimum grant award of €50,000. The Commission contribution will cover up to 75% of total project costs, and applicants must be able to provide at least 25% towards these total project costs. The European Commission is allocating up to €1 million to this program.







BILAT-USA (Grant Agreement no: 244434) and Link2US (Grant Agreement no: 244371) Projects are co-funded by the European Union’s Capacities Programme on International Cooperation under the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Cooperation.