Recommendations of the European Year of Citizens 2013 Alliance

It's about Us, It's about Europe!

Towards Democratic European Citizenship!

Sixty-two European networks of associations and non-governmental organisations backed by 22 coalitions
at the national level joined forces to form the European Year of Citizens Alliance 2013 (EYCA) with the aim
of engaging civil society in a broad debate on what European citizenship means today, identifying the
challenges ahead and formulating solutions.


Social Literacy for the European Citizenship

Report on the International Seminar held in Brussels on 11th December 2013 on Social Literacy for European Citizenship


Green light for Erasmus+: More than 4 million to get EU grants for skills and employability

Erasmus+, the new EU programme for education, training, youth and sport, due to begin in January, was approved today by the European Parliament. Aimed at boosting skills, employability and supporting the modernisation of education, training and youth systems, the seven-year programme will have a budget of €14.7 billion1 - 40% higher than current levels. More than 4 million people will receive support to study, train, work or volunteer abroad, including 2 million higher education students, 650 000 vocational training students and apprentices, as well as more than 500 000 going on youth exchanges or volunteering abroad. Students planning a full Master's degree abroad, for which national grants or loans are seldom available, will benefit from a new loan guarantee scheme run by the European Investment Fund. Erasmus+ will also provide funding for education and training staff, youth workers and for partnerships between universities, colleges, schools, enterprises, and not-for-profit organisations.