Communicating Europe Initiative 2013

COM-EURGroups in Tipperary can apply for funding from Communicating Europe Initiative

North Tipperary Fine Gael TD, Deputy Noel Coonan has welcomed the announcement that the application process for funding under the Department of the Taoiseach’s Communicating Europe Initiative has commenced. Groups eligible to apply for funding include voluntary organisations, education bodies and civil groups.

I am encouraging all voluntary organisations, education bodies and civil groups to submit proposals to the Communicating Europe Initiative (CEI) for funding of projects aimed at increasing public awareness about the role that the EU plays in our daily lives,” explained Deputy Coonan.

In addition to hosting the Presidency of the EU for the first six months of this year, we are celebrating 40 years since Ireland joined the European Union. Since joining, we have benefited in a number of ways, such as gaining access to new markets for our growing export sector, support for our farming communities and financial assistance to build new roads and public transport infrastructure. Adopting new standards in social protection and labour law has also helped make Ireland a fairer and more equal place to work and live,” continued Deputy Coonan.

The 2013 awards for funding under the CEI will be bestowed on projects which encourage citizens to actively engage and participate in the debate on their future in Europe.

Proposals will be assessed under the following criteria:-

Events which promote public conversations and debate – at local or national level
Cultural and media projects that explain Ireland in Europe and Europe in Ireland- at local or national level
Projects or events designed to celebrate the European Year of Citizens
Events that celebrate Europe Day on Thursday May 9th

I look forward to seeing some of the great ideas that people will be submitting to the CEI,” concluded the local TD.


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