The European Youth Foundation (EYF)is a fund established in 1972 by the Council of Europe to provide financial support for European youth activities. I
ACTIVITIES WHICH CAN BE FINANCED
A. International youth meetings (Category A)
The EYF may provide financial support for organising international youth meetings for youth leaders, including seminars, conferences, workshops, camps, festivals, etc.
B. Youth activities other than meetings (Category B)
Apart from meetings, the types of youth activities eligible for EYF financial support are studies, research projects and the production of information and documentation on youth issues. In this category the Foundation may support, for example:
– specialised publications (such as training manuals);
– newsletters or magazines produced by international youth organisations or networks;
– information campaigns;
– exhibitions and the production of audio-visual materials etc;
– the development of websites or the production of CD-ROMs;
– the production of posters, badges and stickers;
– research projects on youth-related issues.
In the same category, the EYF can also grant study visits enabling youth organisations and networks to make new contacts in Europe and thus extend partnerships and develop co-operation.
C. Administration of international non-governmental youth organisations and networks (Category C)
The European Youth Foundation may, on an annual basis, grant international non-governmental youth organisations or networks a contribution to cover part of the general administrative costs involved in running their activities at European level.
The Foundation may also contribute to the administrative costs of international non-governmental youth organisations and networks, during a maximum period of three years, in order to help them to establish a European structure (Category C bis).
D. Pilot projects (Category D)
Since 1 January 2000, the European Youth Foundation (EYF) is able to provide financial support to pilot projects carried out in the form of meetings between young people or activities other than meetings (documentation, research and publications). This facility has been introduced in order to enable the EYF to provide as effective a response as possible to the priority objectives of the Council of Europe’s youth policy which, by their very nature, call for means of action which are not subject to excessively rigid rules, conditions and criteria.
These priority objectives are:
to help young people, particularly disadvantaged young people, deal with the challenges facing them and fulfil their own aspirations;
to encourage new forms of youth participation and organisation;
to make a contribution to social cohesion, including through the fight against exclusion and the prevention of phenomena affecting young people more particularly;
to adapt and broaden programmes and structures in line with changes in society.
for Category A and B activities of the EYF taking place between 1 January and 30 June of the following year.
for activities to be held in co-operation with the European Youth Centres (study sessions) in the first semester of the following year (please contact the European Youth Centres).
for Category A and B activities of the EYF taking place between 1 April and 31 December of the following year.
for activities to be held in co-operation with the European Youth Centres (study sessions) in the second semester of the following year (please contact the European Youth Centres).
There are no fixed deadlines for pilot project applications or first (ad hoc) applications to the EYF, which may be submitted at any time. However, according to the decision of the Programming Committee on Youth (the decision-making body), all ad hoc applications including pilot projects should be submitted at least three months prior to the beginning of the activity in order to allow a proper assessment.
See on www.eyf.coe.int