Here you will find information explaining what each type of organisation can apply for. This means that some grants are only open to certain types of organisation. You will also be able to see all the criteria related to grants.


An international activity can be organised by
-    international non-governmental youth organisations
-    international networks
-    regional networks
-    national NGOs: activity prepared in partnership with at least 3 other national NGOs or networks from different countries or with 1 international NGO or network.

A work plan can be applied for by international youth NGOs and international networks. It is made up of several international or local activities part of an organisation's strategy/action plan for the following year/s. When applying for a work plan the EYF may support one, various or all of the proposed/planned activities.

Structural grant for 2 consecutive years are available every 2 years (deadline 2013, 2015 and so on) are only accessible to international youth NGOs and international networks that have received  support for at least 3 international activities during the 3 previous years (EYF grant or study session in the annual programme of the European Youth Centres). However, the grant needs to be confirmed after 1 year. A one-off structural grant can be applied for by regional networks that have received support for at least 3 international activities during the 3 previous years (EYF grant or study session in the annual programme of the European Youth Centres).

Pilot activities are open to regional networks, national and local youth NGOs. Pilot activitiesneed to respond to a challenge in society, they are "interventions". Pilot activities need to use non-formal methodology and have aclear local impact. Pilot activities can also be carried out by international NGOs/networks as part of their work plan and in cooperation with local NGOs.



The EYF gives NGOs the opportunity to apply for 5 different grant types, each one with a specific purpose, rules and expectations. Have a look at the table below. It presents important information relating to criteria for each grant type.

The core aim of your activity should fall under one of the following broad categories:

  • Awareness-raising: participants are made aware of something (knowledge, particular situation, particular solutions or responses). Outcome: Participants can say "I now know about…" and/or "I am aware of…".
  • Skills development: participants develop skills to address a situation. Outcome: Participants are in a position to say "I can now do this" or/and "I now have the ability to…".
  • Collaborative work: participants' skills and knowledge serve as a basis to build and/or develop a product (e.g. a campaign, guidelines, recommendations, etc.). Outcome: Participants can say "I have contributed to develop this…".


What is?

International activity: meetings of young people or youth leaders in Europe, which contribute to the work of the youth sector of the Council of Europe in topic, methodology and with a clear European dimension. Single publications are no longer eligible.

Work plan: a series of activities for the following year(s), international activities, pilot activities and also publication (including web development). These activities would be part of and support your organisation's strategy or action plan for the coming years.

Structural grant: intended for general administrative costs of an international organisation or network. The one-off structural grant is planned as support to establish a European structure by regional networks.

Pilot activity: this activity's main criteria is that it is an "intervention" and addresses a specific societal challenge linked to the local context in which it takes place.