The European Commission announces the launch of the 6th Call For Proposal of the grant scheme “CYPRIOT CIVIL SOCIETY IN ACTION”

On 30 June, the European Commission launched a EUR 2,500,000 call for proposals aiming at supporting Civil Society Organisation (CSO) capacity building, sustainability, effectiveness, transparency and accountability; to reinforce CSO involvement and impact in policy-making and actions in the public interest; and to strengthen CSO cooperation with other stakeholders to jointly tackle societal needs.
The sixth “Cypriot Civil Society in action” call for proposals targets these objectives by:
– Strengthening the organisational capacities, outreach and impact of civil society in promoting and defending democracy, fundamental rights and freedoms, cultural diversity and reconciliation;
– Reinforcing Partnerships, Cooperation and Networking across Cyprus and/or with CSOs from other EU Member States to jointly address societal needs.

The call represents a unique opportunity for Civil Society Organisations to reinforce their capacity, actions and cooperation and make a change for the benefit of all.
Projects to be supported will range from EUR 100,000 to EUR 350,000 for a two to three year implementation period.
The full Guidelines for potential grant applicants are available for consultation on the following internet site under the reference EUROPEAID 155191:
In the first instance only concept notes would have to be submitted. Applicants whose concept notes have been pre-selected will be invited to submit a full application.
The deadline for submission of proposals (concept note) is 12 September 2017, 17:00 Cyprus local time.
A launch event for this call will be held on 13 July 2017 from 18:00 to 20.00 at the Büyük Han, in the northern part of Nicosia in the presence of European Commission officials. Interested local stakeholders are invited to attend.
A series of information sessions and trainings will take place in July throughout the northern part of the island.
More information on these sessions and trainings will be available on, and and will also be made public in local media.
This initiative is funded under the EU Aid Programme for the Turkish Cypriot community, managed by the European Commission.
Cypriot press is invited to cover the meeting.

For further information, the European Commission contact person for this call is:
Charlotte Goyon (E-mail:

Calls for proposals under Connecting Europe Facility (CEF)

The European Commission has opened a call for proposals under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) to stimulate and support the deployment of European Digital Service Infrastructures (DSIs).

Up to €27.5 million will be made available to meet the needs of public administrations, businesses and citizens in their cross-border activities.

Interested applicants from all EU Member States, as well as Iceland and Norway, may submit their proposals in the areas of
-Business Registers Interconnection System (BRIS)
-eIdentification and eSignature
-Electronic Exchange of Social Security Information (EESSI)
-European e-Justice Portal.

The deadline for submitting proposals is 18 May 2017. This call is the first one under the 2017 CEF Telecom Work Programme. In 2017, CEF Telecom will provide up to a total of €77 million in funding through grants for European Digital Service Infrastructures.

Fully-funded PhD studentships in Citizenship, Civil Society and Rule of Law Read more:

Deadline: 31 March 2017
Open to: anthropology, cultural and literary studies, education, history, legal theory and socio-legal studies, philosophy, politics, religious studies, sociology and theology
Scholarship: £14,539 per annum
Founded in 2009, CISRUL studies the application of political ideas globally.  The Centre draws on expertise across disciplines to examine how political principles function within and beyond the contemporary West. Concepts such as ‘citizenship’, ‘civil society’, and the ‘rule of law’ are used as often by policy makers as by scholars. Core to CISRUL’s mission is informing academic and public debate on how they are used, and to what effect.
Quality of application – the Centre is looking for world-class applicants, so please make sure you submit the very best application you are capable of;
Closeness of fit to CISRUL’s ongoing debates – please browse this website for detailed information about our interests, which include radical protest, political community, religion and the secular, democracy, constitutionalism, human rights and pluralism;
Closeness of fit to one or more of CISRUL’s core members’ expertise – see CISRUL Faculty Members under Home tab.

The Centre for Citizenship, Civil Society and Rule of Law (CISRUL) at the University of Aberdeen is delighted to offer two PhD studentships to start in September 2017. The studentships will include home/overseas fees and a full stipend of £14,539 per annum.
How to apply?
In order to apply please fill the application:
For more information please visit the official web page:

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Erasmus Mundus Masters Courses (EMMCs)

Students at Masters level can apply to a maximum of three different programmes. Both, students and potential scholars/guest lecturers should contact the relevant Consortium for more information on courses and application procedures.

Information about the Call for Applications for the Artists in Residence Programm 2017

This call is open to artists whose permanent place of residence is outside of Austria and who have completed their training. Austrian citizens cannot apply for this programme. A working knowledge of German or English is required. The age limit for applicants is 40 years.

Applications can be submitted for only one of the following disciplines:•Visual arts

•Art photography

•Video and media art

•Arts & Science & Technology



•Literature for children and young people

•Literary translation

•Arts and cultural education

Free online course on EU budget and funding for regions and cities

As of 31 October the European Committee of the Regions will offer its second free online course or MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) on ‘EU budget and funding for regions and cities’. Over a six-week period participants will gain insight into how the EU budget is drawn up and spent. They will get a practical overview of EU funding opportunities at regional and local level. The course is open to everybody interested in EU and regional and local affairs, free of charge, online. Studying time is about two hours per week.
Follow on twitter: @EU_MOOC

Θέλετε να είστε εσείς ο αποδέκτης εκπαίδευσης και χρηματικών βραβείων στον τομέα της Πράσινης Επιχειρηματικότητας; Τότε διαβάστε τα πιο κάτω!

Το Ίδρυμα Προώθησης Έρευνας (ΙΠΕ), στο πλαίσιο των δραστηριοτήτων του Ευρωπαϊκού Κέντρου Επιχειρηματικής Στήριξης Κύπρου, επιθυμεί να ενημερώσει τους ενδιαφερόμενους για τη διεξαγωγή του Διαγωνισμού «Climate Launchpad» που διοργανώνεται από το Chrysalis Leap.

Στόχος του διεθνούς εμβέλειας διαγωνισμού είναι να επιλέξει την καλύτερη επιχειρηματική ιδέα στον τομέα της «Πράσινης Επιχειρηματικότητας» η οποία θα συμμετέχει στον Ευρωπαϊκό Διαγωνισμό και θα έχει την ευκαιρία να είναι αποδέκτης εκπαίδευσης και χρηματικών βραβείων.

Περισσότερες πληροφορίες αναφορικά με τον Διαγωνισμό υπάρχουν στο ενημερωτικό που ακολουθεί.

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Does your business idea tackle climate change? And do you dream of becoming an entrepreneur? Join Climate-KIC’s ClimateLaunchpad, your ticket to European and global success.

Check out our hall of fame, made up of Cypriot and Greek startups from previous years, and picture your story up there too! We offer you an exciting journey towards starting your own business:
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The idea can still be on the back of a napkin. Some restrictions:
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Application deadlines for Cyprus and Greece: May 31
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DG COMM has published its new multi-annual grants programme 2016-2019 in the area of communication at

This multi-annual work programme for grants will be implemented through the publication of calls for proposals on the European Parliament’s website.

In the media category, grants will be awarded in two steps. Applicants must apply first for partnership in accordance with the call for proposals for partnership COMM/FPA/2016 (submission deadline: 31 May). Only selected partners will be eligible for the award of a grant under call for proposals for the cofinancing of specific projects in the media category COMM/SUBV/2016/M (submission deadline: 31 August).

In the events category, grants will be awarded directly without partnership. All interested organisations may submit a grant application in accordance with the call for proposals for the cofinancing of specific projects in the events category COMM/SUBV/2016/E (submission deadline: 31 may).

Please check the website of the EP regularly for updates or contact us @ for more information.