3 young people sitting on chairs smiling, participants at one of the EYF seminars held

International meeting 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.


The following hard criteria are a requirement for an international activity:

  • Participants must represent at least 7 Council of Europe member states*;
  • It has to be run by an international team (4 nationalities represented in the project team);
  • 75 % of participants under 30 years old;
  • A gender and geographical balance must be ensured;
  • A gender perspective is taken into account throughout the whole process.

Until now, four working days were considered as a minimum duration for an international activity based on the principles of non-formal education/learning. However, in order to adapt to NGOs’ needs, the EYF will no longer consider this duration as a hard criterion. Nevertheless, the EYF will continue to assess grant applications on the basis of their merit and the quality of the programme provided. NGOs applying for activities lasting less than four days will have to convince the EYF that the activity is based on a non-formal education approach.

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These activities should not already be a part of a work plan. Publications, materials and websites are not eligible as an international activity. However they can be included as outcomes of an international activity.

The maximum grant allocated is € 20,000.The EYF will cover up to two-thirds of the total real costs of the activity. NGOs need to find additional resources to cover the remaining one-third.


Gender perspective criteria included in all EYF grants

Special attention will be given to applications integrating a gender perspective. This should be clearly explained in the grant application. Gender perspective does not mean having an equal number of female and male participants. You should try to develop your project looking through different gender glasses, taking into account the needs of young women and men.

More information on gender mainstreaming www.coe.int/equality and our gender mainstreaming page developed having in mind youth NGOs.


What costs are covered by the grant?

Participant’s travel, accommodation and food are covered. Also trainer/expert fees, production of material and renting of rooms and equipment. Volunteer time can be included up to a maximum of 10% of the total budget.

 The volunteer cannot be paid (travel, accommodation, food can be covered) but the monetary value of the volunteers’s contribution can be included in expenditure and income. A more detailed explanation can be seen in the Volunteer time recognition .


Who can apply?


When to apply?

Information on the European Youth Foundation deadlines


How to apply?

Every NGO interested in applying to the European Youth Foundation has to go through this application process.

 

* Statute of the European Youth Foundation
Article 3 – Participation by Contracting Parties to the European cultural Convention, not members of the Council of Europe: Any Contracting Party to the European Cultural Convention which is not a member of the Council of Europe may be invited by a decision of the Committee of Ministers to participate in the activities of the Foundation.

            
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