From 9 to 11 June, the Programming Committee on Youth (CPJ) held its 45th meeting, which took place online due to the current health situation in Europe.
At its June meeting, decisions were made, inter alia, about the grants for international activities and annual work plans to be implemented by youth organisations in 2022, as well as study sessions to be organised in co-operation with the European Youth Centres in 2022.
The criteria for structural support to international youth organisations or networks in 2022 and 2023 were also agreed upon. Furthermore, the CPJ decided to maintain the maximum amount of the grant for local pilot projects in 2022 at €15 000 and adopted the programme/budget of the Council of Europe’s youth sector for 2022.
The Programming Committee has been following closely the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on both the Youth Department activities and the supported projects by youth NGOs in the field. The meeting was an opportunity to take stock of the situation, but also to cautiously start planning ahead, as 2022 marks the 50th anniversary of the youth sector.
The CPJ took the following decisions on grant applications submitted to the European Youth Foundation (EYF) at the 1st April deadline:
- out of 19 applications received for 2022 annual work plans, 12 were approved with grants totalling €555 571;
- out of 23 applications received for one-off international activities taking place in between 1st January and 30 June 2022, 13 applications were approved with grants totalling €229 233;
- out of 20 applications received for study sessions taking place during the first half of 2022, 14 applications were selected.