The European platform CitizensforEurope (cfe) supports grass-root campaigns that link the self-organised European Citizens Initiative (sECI) Stop-TTIP to the local level and political decision-makers. Campaign organisers can apply for a maximum of 4.000€. The support is managed by Citizens For Europe e.V. in Berlin.
Who can apply?
Anyone who is concerned about the negative impact the TTIP potentially causes to the democracy, the natural environment or social justice in Europe.
We especially look for thematic-driven, local grass-roots initiatives (groups, activists, NGOs) that link their work to the self-organised European Citizens Initiative (sECI) Stop-TTIP. Groups from South- and East-Europe are especially encouraged to propose a campaign.
Campaigns shall be interactive, inform the local community and push political decision-makers to stand against TTIP, especially involving your local representatives in the European Parliament. Campaigns shall have an online and offline dimension, may be experimental including arts & culture, protests, public debates, viral social media or be of other nature.
The financial support will be given in a form of a contract to individuals (freelance) or legal bodies (invoice).
How to Apply?
1) Register at citizensforeurope.eu (add an organsiation)
2) Discuss and complete the Project Canvas with your team. Put your results for each category in a word document, using bullet points and not exceeding three A4 pages.
3) Write a short abstract about your group or NGO and sent along with your results to email@example.com
Deadline & Selection
Your proposal will be checked against the categories of the project canvas and an international jury of experts will evaluate the quality and potential impact of your campaign. The deadline is 15 December 2014. You will be informed about the results by 15 January 2015. Campaigns may last maximum 6 months and should not start earlier than end of January 2015.
On the European Citizens Initiative (ECI) in general see http://www.citizens-initiative.eu/
On the sECI Stop-TTIP see:
Official Page: http://stop-ttip.org/