The European Union is built on fundamental values such as freedom, democracy and respect for human rights. In order to fully appreciate their meaning, it is necessary to keep the memories of the past alive as a means of moving beyond the past and building the future.
Under this strand projects of the following types may be supported:
This Strand will support activities that invite to reflection on European cultural diversity and on common values in the broadest sense. In this context, it aims to finance projects reflecting on causes of totalitarian regimes in Europe's modern history (especially but not exclusively Nazism that led to the Holocaust, Fascism, Stalinism and totalitarian communist regimes) and to commemorate the victims of their crimes.
The Strand also encompasses activities concerning other defining moments and reference points in recent European history. In particular, it will give preference to actions which encourage tolerance,
mutual understanding, intercultural dialogue and reconciliation as a means of moving beyond the past and building the future, in particular with a view to reaching the younger generation.
The projects under this strand are expected to include different types of organisations (local authorities, NGOs, research institutes, etc.) or developing different types of activities (research, nonformal education, public debates, exhibitions, etc.) or involving citizens coming from different target groups, including members of the Solidarity Corps where appropriate.
Moreover, projects should be implemented on a transnational level (creation and operation of transnational partnerships and networks) or with a clear European dimension.
In addition to the general eligibility, exclusion and selection criteria described above (see 2.1 to 2.3)
the following specific eligibility criteria for European Remembrance Projects have to be fulfilled.
Specific criteria for European Remembrance Projects
A. Applicant and partners
1. Type of organisation: Public local/regional authorities or non -profit organisations, including civil
society organisations, survivors' associations, and cultural, youth, educational and research
organisations, associations of twinned towns.
2. Number of Partners
A project must involve organisations from at least one Member State. Preference is given to transnational projects.
B. Project nature and dimension
Maximum eligible grant for a project: 100 000 EUR.
2. Venue of activities
The activities must take place in any of the eligible countries.
3. Eligibility period/project duration
The project must start within the relevant eligibility period (see Calendar).
Maximum project duration is 18 months.