Under the overall aim of bringing the Union closer to citizens, the general objectives of the Programme are: to contribute to citizens’ understanding of the Union, its history and diversity, to foster European citizenship and to improve conditions for civic and democratic participation at Union level. The Programme is implemented through two strands and horizontal action: Strand 1: European remembrance: Raise awareness of remembrance, common history, values and the Union’s aim; Strand 2: Democratic engagement and civic participation: Encourage democratic and civic participation of citizens at Union level. Measures in this strand are Town Twinning, Networks of Towns, Civil Society Projects. The Programme has an overall budget of 187 718 000 EUR for seven years (2014-2020). Read more here.
Source: European Commission