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 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.