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EU Youth Programmes

General Information About Youth in Action Programme

The Youth in Action Programme aims to respond at European level to the needs of young people from adolescence to adulthood. It makes an important contribution to the acquisition of competences through non-formal learning as well as to the promotion of young people's active participation in society. It supports the new youth policy framework for European Cooperation in the youth field adopted in 2009, which outlines a cross-sectoral approach to youth issues with a view not only to creating more and equal opportunities for all young people in education and in the labour market ("employability dimension") but also to promoting the active engagement, social inclusion and solidarity of all young people ("participation dimension"). It also contributes to supporting the "Youth on the Move"3 flagship initiative of the EU 2020 Strategy4 which puts young people at the centre of the EU's agenda to create an economy based on knowledge, innovation, high levels of education and skills, adaptability and creativity, inclusive labour markets and active involvement in society.

In order to achieve its objectives, the Youth in Action Programme foresees five operational Actions.

  • Action 1 -Youth for Europe: Action 1 supports the following sub-Actions:
    • -Sub-Action 1.1 - Youth Exchanges: Youth Exchanges offer an opportunity for groups of young people from different countries to meet and learn about each other’s cultures. The groups plan together their Youth Exchange around a theme of mutual interest.
    • -Sub-Action 1.2 - Youth Initiatives: Youth Initiatives support group projects designed at local, regional and national level. They also support the networking of similar projects between different countries, in order to strengthen their European aspect and to enhance cooperation and exchanges of experiences between young people.
    • -Sub-Action 1.3 - Youth Democracy Projects: Youth Democracy Projects support young people’s participation in the democratic life of their local, regional or national community, and at international level.
  • Action 2 -European Voluntary Service: The aim of the European Voluntary Service is to support young people's participation in various forms of voluntary activities, both within and outside the European Union. Under this Action, young people take part individually or in groups in non-profit, unpaid activities.
  • Action 3 -Youth in the World: Action 3 supports the following sub-Actions:
    • -Sub-Action 3.1 - Cooperation with the Neighbouring Countries of the European Union :This sub-Action supports projects with Neighbouring Partner Countries, namely Youth Exchanges and Training and Networking Projects in the youth field.
    • -Sub-Action 3.2 - Cooperation with Other Countries of the World:This sub-Action concerns cooperation in the youth field, in particular the exchange of good practice with Partner Countries from other parts of the world. It encourages exchanges and training of young people and youth workers, partnerships and networks of youth organisations. Sub-Action 3.2 is not covered by this Guide; grant requests related to this sub-Action are to be submitted following specific calls for proposals managed by the Education Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency in Brussels (see section 4 "Who implements the Youth in Action Programme" below).
  • Action 4 -Youth Support Systems: Action 4 supports the following sub-Actions:
    • -Sub-Action 4.1 - Support to bodies active at European level in the youth field: This sub-Action supports the operation of non-governmental organisations active at European level in the youth field that pursue a goal of general European interest (ENGOs). Their activities must contribute to young people's participation in public life and society and the development and implementation of European cooperation activities in the youth field in the broadest sense. Sub-Action 4.1 is not covered by this Guide; grant requests related to this sub-Action are to be submitted following specific calls for proposals managed by the Education Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency in Brussels (see section 4 "Who implements the Youth in Action Programme" below).
    • -Sub-Action 4.2 - Support to the European Youth Forum : This sub-Action supports the ongoing activities of the European Youth Forum. A grant is awarded every year under this sub-Action. Sub-Action 4.2 is not covered by this Guide.
  • Action 5 -Support for European cooperation in the youth field: Action 5 supports the following sub-Actions:
    • -Sub-Action 5.1 - Meetings of young people and those responsible for youth policy:This sub-Action supports cooperation, seminars and Structured Dialogue between young people, those active in youth work and those responsible for youth policy.
    • -Sub-Action 5.2 - Support for activities to bring about better knowledge of the youth field:This sub-Action supports the identification of existing knowledge relating to the priorities in the youth field, established in the framework of the Open Method of Coordination. Sub-Action 5.2 is not covered by this Guide.
    • -Sub-Action 5.3 - Co-operation with international organisations: This sub-Action will be used to support the European Union’s cooperation with international organisations working in the youth field, in particular the Council

 

For further information, visit http://ec.europa.eu/youth/index_en.htm