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Upcoming Application Deadline for European Youth Foundation Pilot Activities

Grants are available to support the promotion of European youth activities.

The European Youth Foundation (EYF) is a fund established in 1972 by the Council of Europe to provide financial and educational support for European youth activities. It is a division in the Youth Department of the Council of Europe’s Directorate of Democratic Citizenship and Participation, Directorate General of Democracy.

The Programming Committee on Youth has reopened grants for pilot activities with a maximum value of €8,500. The EYF provides funding to encourage co-operation in young people throughout Europe by supporting European youth activities which promote peace, understanding and co-operation whilst adhering to the Council of Europe’s fundamental values such as human rights, democracy, tolerance and solidarity.

Support is offered for the following types of activity undertaken by non-governmental youth organisations or networks, or by other non-governmental structures involved in areas of youth work relevant to the Council of Europe’s youth policies and work:

  • Educational, social, cultural, and humanitarian activities of a European character.
  • Activities aiming at strengthening peace and cooperation in Europe.
  • Activities designed to promote closer cooperation and better understanding among young people in Europe, particularly by developing the exchange of information.
  • Activities intended to stimulate mutual aid in Europe and in the developing countries for cultural, educational, and social purposes.
  • Studies, research, and documentation on youth matters.

Eligible applicants are as follows:

  • International non-governmental youth organisations.
  • International networks of youth NGOs.
  • Regional networks of youth NGOs.
  • National non-governmental youth organisations (if the activity is prepared in partnership with at least three other national NGOs or networks from different countries or with at least one international NGO or network).

The cut-off date for new pilot activity applications is 28 February 2018, with the final decision expected in mid-April (projects should not start before 1 June 2018).

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