YiA-3.2- Youth in the World

There has been a call for proposals for the Youth in Action programme EACEA/06/12 – Action 3.2 – ‘Youth in the world’: Cooperation with countries other than the neighbouring countries of the EU.

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, as well as youth employability
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:

1. Permanent priorities of the Youth in Action Programme:

  • Participation of young people;
  • Cultural diversity;
  • European citizenship;
  • Inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities.

2. Annual priorities of the Youth in Action Programme

  • Youth unemployment, poverty and marginalisation;
  • Spirit of initiative, creativity and entrepreneurship, employability;
  • Grassroots sport and outdoor activities;
  • Global environmental challenges and climate change.

3. Cooperation with specific Partner regions or countries:
As a follow-up to the 2011 EU-China Year of Youth and in the context of the 2012 EU-China Year of Intercultural Dialogue, attention will be given to projects promoting dialogue, exchange and cooperation in the field of youth between the EU and China. Attention will be given in particular to projects aiming at ensuring follow-up and sustainability to the cooperation initiated in 2011 and/or to projects focusing on the promotion of intercultural dialogue between young people from the EU and China.

Eligible applicants:
Non-profit organisations from the 27 EU Member States, the EFTA (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland ), Croatia, Turkey and third countries that have signed agreements with the Community relevant to the youth field.

Must involve partners from at least four different countries (including the applicant organisation), including at least two Programme Countries, of which at least one is a Member State of the European Union, and two Partner Countries. An exception is granted to projects involving the People’s Republic of China as a Partner Country in relation with the follow-up to the 2011 EU-China Year of Youth or the 2012 EU-China Year of Intercultural Dialogue. In those cases, projects may involve one single Partner Country (China) and one or more Programme Countries of which at least one must be a Member State of the European Union.

Projects must start between 1 September 2012 and 31 December 2012, with a minimum duration of 6 months and a maximum of 12 months.

Deadline: 15 May 2012