Europe for Citizens Programmes

Our Projects are funded by Europe for Citizens Programme, to whom we are very grateful. Over the last number of years, these programmes have become core parts of our Small and Annual Meetings. Many of our municipalities put strong and enduring work into the participation in and development of the programmes. The results of these two-year projects are shared here.

We collectively seek to understand what it means to be European from the point of view of a small community. We do his through formal discussions and programmes, for example on society; economy; environment. The chosen topic or theme runs for two years, in which it is operated as a series of sub-themes at each meeting. It is always current and relevant to important issues trending at that time across Europe.

At the conclusion of each two year programme period, a report is detailing results and recommendations is complied and submitted to the European Commission. In this way, all member municipalities across each EU country, and at small town level, represent the over 500 million citizens of the European Union on topics and issues relevant to all EU citizens. While rules and regulations can be implemented by the European Union that affects all of it’s citizens, the results of the two year programmes can provide a real-time and real-life measure of these impacts at local community level, and in this way improve the life styles for all EU citizens.

Since the youngsters are an important part of our network, they have their own project. As future leaders it is fundamental our Youth are given a strong voice. Therefore, we always strive to have two Charter Programmes: Youth (18 – 30 years) and Adults.

LYCEUM Youth  Programme 2019 – 2022

The LYCEUM Programme is the highest scoring application in the Europe for Citizens Programme Application at the time of it’s submission. Here is the Summary Project that shows the content of each Meeting.

The final Summary Project (2019-2022) 

REFORM Adult  Programme Application 2020 – 2023

By the end of 2019, we received the news that the REFORM project was excepted. However, due to the outbreak of the worldwide pandemic, we were unfortunately not able to start the project. The programme was partly shifted online, but in 2022 the programme kicked off with its first meetings

Previous 2017 – 2018 Programmes

Here you can download the Information Brochure for Project Years 2017 – 2018 on ‘Tolerance and Solidarity as Core Values for the Future of Europe’ funded with the support of the European Union under the Programme “Europe for Citizens”. (Uploaded 10th December 2018)

Here you can download the Europe for Citizens (Strand 2 – Measure 2.2 “Networks of Towns”). Project Title “Tolerance and solidarity as core values for the future of Europe” funded with the support of the European Union under the Programme “Europe for Citizens”. This has operated from 2017 to 2018 with meetings hosted throughout our member municipalities across Europe and under the management of Strzyżów in Poland. (Uploaded 3rd December 2018)