2013 has been officially named “The European Year of Citizens”. 20 years after the introduction of EU Citizenship, the year will focus both on what has already been achieved for citizens and on meeting citizens’ expectations for the future.
Events throughout the European Year will explain how people can directly benefit from their EU rights and which policies and programmes exist.
The European Year will also stimulate an EU-wide debate with citizens about what the European Union should look like in the future and which reforms are needed to improve their every-day lives.
Projects linked to the themes of the European Year may be eligible for funding support from a variety of EU programmes and initiatives.
You can find more info here: http://europa.eu/