Objectives

General objectives

Under the overall aim of bringing the Union closer to citizens the general objectives are:

  • to contribute to citizens' understanding of the Union, its history and diversity;
  • to foster European citizenship and to improve conditions for civic and democratic participation at Union level.

Specific objectives

Specific objectives shall be pursued on a transnational level or with a European dimension:

  • raise awareness of remembrance, common history and values and the Union's aim that is to promote peace, its values and the well-being of its peoples by stimulating debate, reflection and development of networks;
  • encourage democratic and civic participation of citizens at Union level, by developing citizens' understanding of the Union policy making-process and promoting opportunities for societal and intercultural engagement and volunteering at Union level.