September 22, 2011

FUNDING / OPPORTUNITIES: European Youth Foundation seeking applications from eligible organizations for the 2012 grants program (EUROPE)

Each year the EYF allocates about € 3 million to nongovernmental organisations that directly assist young people aged 15 to 30. Since 1972, more than 300,000 young people, mostly from member states, have benefited from EYF supported activities. Each year, the EYF supports some 300 projects involving more than 15,000 young people.

Its purpose is to encourage co-operation among young people in Europe by providing financial support to such European youth activities which serve the promotion of peace, understanding and co-operation in a spirit of respect for the Council of Europe’s fundamental values such as human rights, democracy, tolerance and solidarity.

Call for applications

EYF is currently seeking applications from eligible organizations for its 2012 grants program under several categories.

Who can apply for a grant ?

  • International non-governmental youth organisations or networks;
  • National, regional or local non-governmental youth organisations or networks;
  • Other non-governmental structures involved in youth work.

What activities can be financed by the EYF?

  • educational, social, cultural and humanitarian activities of a European character;
  • activities aiming at strengthening peace and co-operation in Europe;
  • activities designed to promote closer co-operation 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.
  • Participants are between the ages of 15 and 30 and activities are held (as a general rule) in one or more member states of the EYF.

What are the different grant categories?

  • Category A: International youth meetings;
  • Category B: Youth activities other than meetings (e.g. publications, campaigns, websites, CD-Roms);
  • Category C: Administration of international non-governmental youth organisations and networks;
  • Category D: Pilot projects or pilot projects on Human Rights Education (Category D-HRE).

Deadlines are different for different categories.

The European Youth Foundation (EYF) is a fund established in 1972 by the Council of Europe to provide financial support for European youth activities. It is a division in the Directorate of Youth and Sport.

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