Programme: Europe for Citizens


Civic monitoring is a form of active citizenship in which groups of people or individual citizens share methods, tools and carry out activities in order to control, verify, collect ideas with regards to public policies and on how public money is spent.

It makes possible to improve the level of transparency of public procedures, activating effective forms of social control and collaborative dialogue with the institutions.

Transparency is understood as: “total accessibility, also through the publication on the institutional sites of public administrations, of information concerning every aspect of the organization, including indicators relating to management trends and the use of public resources, the results of the measurement and evaluation activities carried out by the competent bodies, in order to favor widespread civic forms of control of compliance with the principles of good performance and impartiality “.



General objectives of the Programme targeted by the Project

  • To foster European citizenship and to improve conditions for civic and democratic participation at Union level

Specific aims of the Programme targeted by the Project

  • Encourage democratic and civic participation of citizens, by developing citizens’ understanding of the Union policy making process and promoting opportunities for societal and intercultural engagement and volunteering at Union level

Priorities of the Programme targeted by the Project

  • Debating the future of Europe and challenging Euroscepticism
  • Promoting Solidarity as a basic concept

Logic premises of the Project

  • Climate change mitigation and ecological transition are 2 main challenges on which the future of Europe (and of the world) depends on
  • Euro-scepticism and Eco-scepticism are related and have common grounds

According to data, eurosceptic countries are also the less convinced of the necessity of the «Green Deal».

Logic of intervention

  • Fight euro-scepticism by the mean of the ecological transition
  • Engage citizens to participate to the policy making process and the monitoring of effective and efficient use of public funds through facilitated civic monitoring sessions.

Project Partners

  • Demostene Centro Studi – The Study Centre for the Promotion of Human Flourishing is a nonprofit organisation.
  • Fundacja Autokreacja – The Autokreacja Foundation aims at fostering the active participation in a civil society through various initiatives in the field of social economy.
  • Associação Check-IN– Cooperação e Desenvolvimento – is a non-profit organization, founded in 2010, based in Beja and also operating from Lisbon, in Portugal.
  • InnoPolis – is an NGO, not for profit, with over 15 years of experience in EU funded projects, promoting environmental protection, cultural heritage, tourism development, new technologies and entrepreneurship.
  • Solution: Solidarité & Inclusion – is an NGO based in Paris developing innovative actions to promote social cohesion through non formal education.
  • Carpe Diem – is a non-governmental organization founded in 2005. The aim of the organization is to encourage and develop the creative and social potential of children, youth and adults.