In order to obtain the EYF's support, it is essential that your project falls within the Council of Europe's values and work, and the priorities of the Youth Sector for 2014-2015 (revised document 12 September 2013).
Priorities pilot activities (former Category D and D HRE):
When assessing applications for pilot activities taking place in 2014, the EYF will concentrate on those addressing challenges affecting young people at local level, based on innovation or on replication (of best practices for example) and having clear links to and an impact on the local context.
Ad hoc pilot activities developed in the framework of the flagship programmes of the youth sector of the Council of Europe (i.e. Young people combating Hate Speech On-Line, Roma Youth Action Plan, Youth Peace Ambassadors and Enter 2!) will be considered.
Special attention will be given to pilot activities integrating a gender perspective. This should in fact be the case for all EYF supported activities and should be clearly explained in the grant application.
Tip: We understand that the needs and concerns of young people are diverse, reflecting your organisation, countries and circumstances. While your project proposals should fall under the CoE and Youth Sector umbrella, we encourage result-oriented, quality driven work, according to your expertise and reflecting your realities. Less Key Words More Authenticity!
If in doubt, we don't finance the following: tourist activities, statutory meetings, school or university programmes or exchanges, vocational training, commercial operations, construction, purchase or equipment of buildings.