Delegation of the European Union 
to the United States

EU-US: Transatlantic Civil Society Dialogues, 2017-2019

05/09/2017 - 22:11

EU-US: Transatlantic Civil Society Dialogues (TCSD) is a program funded by the European Union under objective four of the Partnership Instrument. The global objective of this call for proposals is to increase ties, cooperation, and understanding between EU and US civil society groups through dialogue among a broad set of stakeholders on a wide range of issues in EU-US relations, complementing formal policy dialogue at government level.

EU-US: Transatlantic Civil Society Dialogues, 2017-2019

The European Union is supporting the following institutions for projects submitted for the 2017-2019 competition (funded by the Partnership Instrument).

Proposals were evaluated according to the applicants’ technical and economic capacity to undertake the proposed project and the award criteria established in the competition Call for Proposals. The 3 projects listed below were consequently selected for award out of the proposals received.

Recipient Institution(s)   

Project Description

Consumers International


Consumers International (CI) based in the UK and Consumer Reports (CR) based in the US propose an action to build and further strengthen the effectiveness of the Transatlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD), a network of 77 EU and US consumer organisations that includes all the major organisations on both sides of the Atlantic.

TACD will undertake key activities, including: evidence-based contributions to policy discussions to promote consumer views in EU-US dialogues on regulatory, economic and trade; two annual meetings - in Brussels and Washington DC; research and development of policy recommendations, as well as support to joint actions; regular exchange of information to identify common consumer issues on both sides of the Atlantic and use shared experience to address them; liaison with policymakers, regulators, and stakeholders from civil society and business; internal and external communication and media activities.

The German Marshall Fund of the United States





The German Marshall Fund (GMF) and Energy Cities propose an innovative transatlantic peer learning network that brings civil society actors, local policy-makers, and key influencers in dialogue to coordinate policy planning and implementation action that support cities’ energy transition.

GMF activities will include: the creation of a transatlantic network of 4 cities and 16 civil society representatives and city delegates across the Atlantic; two Learning Labs and Workshops; a panel at Energy Cities 2019 Conference and GMF BUILD 2019; a digital publication, social media activity, policy feedback and participation at major international conferences and events in the U.S. and the EU to widely share the outcomes of the activities to a broad transatlantic network of stakeholders.

Ecologic Institut gemeinnützige GmbH



Ecologic Institute gemeinnützige GmbH (EIDE), Ecologic Institute (EIUS) and the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) are partnering for the Energy Future Exchange (EFEX) project which builds on extensive experience with civil society in the US and EU as well as leading expertise in the areas of energy policy and climate change.

EFEX addresses the thematic areas of integrating renewable electricity into the power grid, clean and efficient mobility and energy efficiency as a driver for business and innovation.

EIDE activities will include: one online community for EU and US civil society actors to discuss energy issues in the context of climate change; two conferences; two study tours; six workshops; twelve webinars; twelve visibility actions.