Council of Europe themes
EYF 2017 focus for pilot activities
1. Building inclusive and peaceful societies
a) Initiatives contributing to the Council of Europe Action Plan on Building Inclusive Societies, notably those supporting social inclusion and participation strategies for and with young migrants and refugees and involving the local communities.
b) Initiatives combating gender inequalities and gender-based violence, with a special focus on the vulnerability of young women refugees and migrants.
c) Initiatives strengthening social cohesion in multicultural settings, creating political and social environments valuing diversity and conducive to dialogue and understanding among communities.
d) Activities responding to stigmatisation and discrimination of/by young people based on religion or on ethnic or other grounds (Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, Romaphobia, homophobia, sexism, etc).
e) Conflict transformation activities and activities aiming to strengthen youth NGOs in conflict and post-conflict settings.
2. Combating extremism and radicalisation
a) Youth activities and training courses developed at local level with/for schools, prisons and detention centres, vulnerable neighbourhoods, places of worship, etc, and contributing to the Council of Europe Action Plan to fight against violent extremism and radicalisation leading to terrorism.
b) Youth activities supporting the No Hate Speech Movement in member States of the Council of Europe, in particular in co-operation with the national campaign committees (where they exist) or which are carried out by young people trained by the Council of Europe.
Youth sector priorities for 2016-2017
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 2016-2017.
A pilot activity is an “intervention”, i.e. an activity addressing a contextual societal challenge affecting young people at local level. It should be based on innovation or on replication of best practices for example. These activities should have clear links to and an impact on the local context and correspond to focused themes of the Council of Europe youth programme (please refer to the priorities for the Council of Europe’s youth sector for 2016-2017).
When assessing applications for pilot activities taking place in 2016, the EYF will pay particular attention to those carried out in co-operation with local authorities, local media, social workers and educators, and dealing with the 2016 themes.
Special attention will be given to pilot activities integrating a gender perspective (bearing in mind the Council of Europe strategy for Gender Equality 2014-2017).
Local projects responding to the EYF quality standards and focusing on other issues contributing to the 2016-2017 priorities of the youth sector will also be considered.
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!
Grant beneficiaries must
- use the Council of Europe logo and the visual identity of the EYF on any publication, material, website
- mention the support of the EYF