Call for Proposals: Youth in Action - Programme (2007 - 2013)
01.02.2007 (up to the end of 2013. Deadlines vary according to Action. Please contact the European or your National Agency)
Budget line / available budget
15.07.02 / 885.000.000 €
Objectives and supported actions in the field of ENAR´s work
The Youth in Action Programme makes an important contribution to the acquisition of competences and is therefore a key instrument in providing young people with opportunities for non-formal and informal learning with a European dimension. It contributes to the fulfilment of the aims set out in the revised Lisbon Strategy, the European Youth Pact, the framework of European Cooperation in the youth field and the Commission’s Plan D for democracy, dialogue and debate, and aims to respond at European level to the needs of young people from adolescence to adulthood.
The general objectives stated in the legal basis of the Youth in Action Programme are the following:
Promote young people’s active citizenship in general and their European citizenship in particular;
Develop solidarity and promote tolerance among young people, in particular in order to foster social cohesion in the EU;
Foster mutual understanding between young people in different countries;
Contribute to developing the quality of support systems for youth activities and the capabilities of civil society organisations in the youth field;
Promote European cooperation in the youth field.
These general objectives shall be implemented at project level taking into consideration the following permanent priorities:
Participation of young people.
Cultural Diversity: The respect for cultural diversity together with the fight against racism and xenophobia are priorities of the Programme. By facilitating joint activities of young people from different cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds, the Youth in Action aims to develop the intercultural learning of young people.
Inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities.
In order to achieve its objectives, the Youth in Action Programme foresees five operational Actions:
Action 3 – Youth in the World: Cooperation with the Neighbouring Countries of the EU and with other countries of the world.
Action 4 - Youth Support Systems: Support to bodies active at European level in the field of youth, support to the European Youth Forum, training and networking of those active in youth work and youth organisations, projects encouraging innovation and quality, information activities for young people and those active in youth work and youth organisations, partnerships, support for the structures of the Programme, adding to the value of the Programme.
Action 5 – Support for European cooperation in the youth field: Meetings of young people and those responsible for youth policy, support for activities to bring about better knowledge of the field of youth, co-operation with international organisations.
The Youth in Action Programme addresses young people aged between 13 and 30 who are legally resident in one of the Programme Countries or, depending on the nature of the Action, in one of the Partner Countries, as well as other actors in the field of youth and non-formal education. The main target group of the Programme are young people between 15 and 28 years. The Programme is open to all young people independently of their level of education or social and cultural background.
Programme Countries: Apart from the EU Member States the only participating countries likely to participate as of 2007 are the EFTA/EEE countries (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) and Turkey; their participation is subject to specific agreements.
Neighbouring Partner Countries: Countries of South East Europe involved in the Stabilisation and Association process, and countries of Eastern Europe and Caucasus and Mediterranean Partner Countries under the provisions of the European Neighbourhood Policy.
Other Partner Countries of the World: Cooperation with other Partner Countries of the world, having signed agreements with the European Community relevant to the youth field, is possible under Action 2 and 3.2 of the Programme.
Legal basis Decision No 1714/2006/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 November 2006 establishing the Youth in Action programme for the period 2007 to 2013
The Youth in Action Programme supports two types of grants:
grants for projects (for example, to support a project of Youth Exchange under Action 1.1);
grants for the operating budget of a body active in the field of youth (for example, to support a Youth NGO under Action 4.1).
Grants awarded must not have the purpose or the effect of producing a profit for the beneficiary. Promoters must show their commitment to the project by finding financing sources other than the Community grant.
Official Journal of the European Union C 295/08 of 05.12.2006