- Youth Program
- Youth in Action Program
- Leonardo Da Vinci
- European Social Fund
- Council of Europe Programs
1. Before applying
- Nothing replaces personal contacts
- Find out what the aims, criteria of the institution /agency are before applying.
Which kind of reports do they ask for?
- Be clear in your application form. Let outsiders to your project read it through.
Does it make sense?
- Support is never given free.
- Seek several sources of support.
Youth in Action is the EU Program for young people aged 15-28 (in some cases 13-30). It aims to inspire a sense of active citizenship, solidarity and tolerance among young Europeans and to involve them in shaping the Union's future.
Youth in Action promotes mobility within and beyond the EU borders, non-formal learning and inter-cultural dialogue, and encourages the inclusion of all young people, regardless of their educational, social and cultural background.
- European Citizenship
- Participation of young people
- Cultural Diversity
- Inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities
Action 1 is divided in 3 sub-actions:
- Youth Exchanges
- Youth Initiatives
- Youth Democracy Projects
Action 2: European Voluntary Service
- One project can include individual and/or group EVS activities
- (1 - 100 volunteers)
- 18 to 30 years old
- 2 - 12 months
- Short Term EVS - 16-30 year olds, minimum 2 weeks placement
Action 3 is divided into two sub-actions:
- Action 3.1 : Co-operation with the neighbouring countries of the European Union
- Action 3.2 : Co-operation with other Partner Countries of the world (centralised)
Action 4.3: Training, Exchange and Networking in the youth field
- Two general Objectives:
- Promoting exchanges, co-operation and training in European youth work
- Supporting project-development under the Youth in Action programme
Want to know more?
- European Commission
DG Education and Culture, Unit D.2 Youth in Action Programme - ec.europa.eu/youth
- Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency - eacea.cec.eu.int
- SALTO SEE RC - www.salto-youth.net/see
- European Youth Portal - europa.eu/youth
Discussion: Your experiences with "Application opportunities"
There is no good or bad program. Attending such programmes make as reach.
They have attended most of the programs. Not all are good. The largest problem is financial: EU did not give enough money. You must look for sponsors. funds for hospitality are too small. In some countries is impossible to find hospitality for 22 euro per person. Only some countries have facilities like hostels. In Greece they do not.
They do not have the opportunity to take part in programs with small financial support. Programs like Leonardo are good and easy to apply for.
Workshop led by Polish organization