Reminder for international youth NGOs and networks registered with the EYF: the deadline to apply for the next information sessions organised by the EYF on 1 and 2 March 2018 in Brussels is approaching! If you wish to participate in one of the information sessions that will take place in the Council of Europe’s office in Brussels, Belgium (Address: 85, avenue de Nerviens B-1040 Brussels), you have until 12 February 2018 to express your interest to firstname.lastname@example.org (with your name, function/position, email and which session you are interested in). Please read carefully the following conditions as they have slightly changed compared to previous years.
The consultation sessions organised since 2017 by the EYF secretariat aim at helping representatives of international NGOs and networks dealing directly with applications to understand better the EYF application, assessment and reporting process.
The EYF has chosen to organise these meetings with NGOs just before the 1 April deadline to apply for 2019 annual work plans and international activities taking place between 1 January and 30 June 2019.
Session 1 is for “advanced”, i.e. representatives of international NGOs and networks which have already been supported. This session will concentrate on grant applications and reports for annual work plans. It will take place on Thursday 1 March, 14:30-17:30, and will be followed by bilateral meetings from 17:30 to 18:30.
Session 2 is for “beginners”, i.e. for representatives of international NGOs and networks which have applied and been rejected or have never applied, as well as for newly appointed persons in charge of grant applications in NGOs and networks which have already been supported but who did not benefit from a transfer of knowledge from colleagues. This session will mainly concentrate on the application and reporting processes for one-off international activities and annual work plans. It will take place on Friday 2 March, 09:30-12:30, and will be followed by bilateral meetings (12:30-13:30).
If you are also interested in having a bilateral meeting with the EYF secretariat, please mention this when you apply stating the reasons and the topic you want to discuss, notably for rejected applications.
International NGOs or networks based in Brussels are allowed to send a maximum of two representatives.
Unfortunately due to budgetary constraints this year, the EYF will not be able to cover any travel expenses for representatives of NGOs not located in Brussels. Nevertheless, if an NGO based outside Brussels wishes to send a representative to one of the sessions, it can do so at its own expense.
In order to prepare for the sessions, the EYF secretariat would appreciate receiving in advance any specific questions you may have.