The purpose of this call for proposals is to support projects, which promote cooperation in the youth sector between Youth in Action Programme Countries and Partner Countries other than those which are neighbours of the European Union (countries which have signed with the European Union an agreement relevant to the youth field). This call provides grants to projects.
To improve the mobility of young people and youth workers
To promote youth empowerment and active participation
To foster capacity-building for youth organisations and structures in order to contribute to civil society development
To promote cooperation and the exchange of experience and good practice in the field of youth and non-formal education
To contribute to the development of youth policies, youth work and the voluntary sector
To develop sustainable partnerships and networks between youth organisations
Preference will be given to those projects which best reflect the following priorities:
Permanent priorities of the Youth in Action Programme:
— Participation of young people;
— Cultural diversity;
— European citizenship;
— Inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities.
In the context of the 2011 EU-China Year of Youth, particular attention will be given to projects aiming at promoting dialogue, exchange and cooperation in the field of youth between the EU and China.
In addition to the above mentioned priorities, following the joint statement to the 12th China-EU summit, held in Nanjing on 30 November 2009, which announced the launch of 2011 as the Europe-China Year of Youth, particular attention will be devoted to projects aiming at:
– promoting intercultural dialogue and strengthing mutual understanding and friendship between European and Chinese youth;
– encouraging young people to care about and support the development of EU-China relations;
– achieving extensive and positive impact in Europe and China and help ensure that cooperation between policy makers as well as between youth organizations is sustainable beyond 2011.
Additionally, the other annual priorities of the call include:
— European Year of Volunteering;
— Inclusive growth, and notably youth unemployment;
— Fight against poverty and marginalisation;
— Global environmental challenges and climate change.
Non-profit organisations from the 27 EU Member States, the EEA (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway), Turkey, Croatia, Switzerland and third countries that have signed agreements with the Community relevant to the youth field.
Deadline: 6 May 2011
Projects must start between 1 September 2011 and 31 December 2011, with a minimum duration of 6 months and a maximum of 12 months.
Text of the call.