Applications are invited for funding under the Department of Foreign Affairs Communicating Europe Initiative (CEI) from voluntary organisations, educational bodies and civil society groups and bodies.
The CEI provides funding for projects that communicate European issues, the role of the European Union and Ireland’s place in Europe. The Department of Foreign Affairs is now accepting applications from voluntary organisations, educational bodies and civil society groups. Applicants are advised to consider the following:
- Projects should aim to reach a wide range of audiences
- Projects that encourage a high level of meaningful interaction with contemporary EU issues and policies are welcome
- Media and radio projects are particularly encouraged
- Projects must be carried out before the end of 2021.
Projects should communicate European issues, the role of the European Union and Ireland’s place in Europe. They should deepen public awareness of the role that the European Union plays in our daily lives, and improve the quality and accessibility of public information on European issues, at local, regional or national level.
Previous projects funded have included local media projects and competitions, school initiatives and interactions, employment opportunities in EU Institutions and EU-related Citizens’ Dialogues. Projects have promoted themes on the role of women and young people in the EU, climate action and the importance of diversity in Ireland to our relationship with the EU.
For 2021, projects that reach a wide range of audiences and encourage a high level of meaningful interaction with contemporary EU issues and policies are welcome. Media and radio projects are particularly encouraged.
The allocation for the CEI in 2021 is €100,000. While decisions on the number and level of grants will be dependent on the range of proposals received, it is envisaged that the maximum individual grant awarded will be €15,000.
The application deadline is 9 April 2021.
Completed applications should be returned to the DFA via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also contact the DFA via email at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any queries.
More details about the CEI and past CEI projects can be found on the Department of Foreign Affairs’ website.