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1 1 ‘Europe for Citizens’ Program INCLUSAge Project «The ‘Europe for Citizens Program and civil dialogue» Joachim Ott EUROPEAN COMMISSION, DG Communication Citizens’ Policy Unit

2 2 Our Principles Empowering people to make their voices heard and participate in the EU project Reaching out to citizens from all parts of society and promote their inclusion Supporting meaningful results which have an impact on decisions

3 3 The “Europe for Citizens” Program and the situation of older people Action 1 Active European Citizens citizens’ meetings and citizens’ projects covering all age groups Focus on the local level, networking and mobility Action 2 Active European Civil Society Transnational projects which focus entirely or partly on people of older age Ca. 31% of total budget Action 3 Together for Europe “Golden Stars” projects Studies on volunteering, active citizenship and mobility Ca. 10% of total budget Action 4 Active European Remembrance Focus on Nazis' and Stalinist crimes Preserving the memory of victims and people who rescued people Ca. 4% of total budget Total budget: 215 million € > 45% of total budget

4 Examples! Action 1 Active European Citizenship Town twinning Rottenburg (D) – St. Claude (F) Started with contacts of generation which had experienced WW II Action 2 Active European Civil Society “Zeitbank 55+” Project for mutual assistance of people over 55 years Action 3 Together for Europe Golden Stars 2009 – European Blind Union “A citizens’ Europe for all, disabled people on the move” Action 4 Active European Remembrance “Fragt uns!” 46 young participants from meet 4 eye-witnesses of the holocaust

5 Key elements of the next program Implementation methods Objectives Delivery mechanisms Outputs Indicators / target groups / budget Priority themes


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