Action Grants on the Role of Internet Tools in Democratic Participation
Action grants to explore the role of internet tools in stimulating democratic participation and to investigate how digital tools can contribute to the stronger and longer-term engagement of citizens, under a Pilot Project E-voting: making the best use of modern technologies for more active and democratic voting procedures European society has changed considerably over the last 25 years as EU citizens increasingly live and work in the other Member States.
Political participation is central to citizenship, and it is essential to legitimising decision making in government. However, EU citizen’s political participation can be affected by red tape and outdated voting procedures. At the same time, low turnout in elections, including European Parliament elections and particularly among young people, is a challenge for democracies. To address these issues, ways should be explored to stimulate participation in elections for all citizens by making it easier to vote, including by making the best use of modern technologies.
The applicant must be a public entity or a private non-profit-oriented organisation, duly established in one of the countries participating in the Programme, or an international organisation, that related to the entities from the Member States of the European Union, including their overseas departments.
- The application can be national (local or regional) or transnational and must involve at least two eligible organisations (applicant and partner);
- The EU grant applied for cannot be lower than EUR 75.000;
- The project must not be completed or have started prior to the date of submission of the grant application;
- The duration of the project should not exceed 18 months.
How to apply?
You will need to submit your proposal online HERE. You will be asked to confirm your choice of the type of action and topic, as these cannot be changed in the submission system.
More information in the official call.