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EYF to support projects within the 2022 Youth campaign – Youth campaign for revitalising democracy

Strasbourg 22 December 2021
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EYF to support projects within the 2022 Youth campaign – Youth campaign for revitalising democracy

EYF to support projects within the 2022 Youth campaign: Youth campaign for revitalising democracy

Youth-led organisations active at local, national, regional, and international level will be invited to apply for grants to the European Youth Foundation for their activities in the framework of the upcoming campaign.

The campaign

The campaign will be run throughout the Council of Europe member states during the period from March to October 2022. It will aim at strengthening young people’s role in the process of revitalising participatory democracy and restoring mutual trust between young people and democratic institutions and processes. The campaign will focus on three key themes: revitalisation of democracy, meaningful youth participation and digitalisation.

In the framework of the campaign, national and international activities will take place allowing young people, youth workers, youth organisations and youth policy institutions to shape the themes, the content and the outcomes of the campaign in the spirit of participatory democracy.

A “Democracy Youth Festival” is planned to take place in Strasbourg from 27 June to 2 July 2022 which will bring together youth leaders and activists involved in the campaign from across Europe. The event will also mark the 50th anniversary of the youth sector of the Council of Europe.

A thematic calendar has been established to provide the timeline for the activities to take place within the campaign.

Months

Theme

March - April

Democracy and access to human rights online and offline

April - May

Democracy, equality and non-discrimination

May - June

Democracy and youth participation at national and European levels

June - July

Democracy and young people’s freedom of expression and association

August - September

Democracy and digitalisation: opportunities and risks for young people

September - October

Young people’s rights and digitalisation

 

Special call for grant applications – European Youth Foundation

The European Youth Foundation will support youth projects organised by EYF registered youth organisations in the framework of the campaign, involving youth workers and targeting young people.

 

For that, the EYF will publish a special call for grant applications in early January 2022. The call will be for:

  • Grant applications for pilot activities to be implemented by local and national youth organisations in the framework of the campaign.
  • Grant applications for international activities to be implemented by international youth organisations or national youth organisations with partners in the framework of the campaign.

Organisations will be able to submit projects dedicated to the youth campaign including awareness-raising campaigns, debates and meetings with youth policy stakeholders (local, regional and national authorities’ officials and elected representatives), workshops and seminars for young people, artistic initiatives, etc.

Successful projects will be implemented offline, online or in hybrid format and preferably within the campaign calendar timeline. Close communication will be established with both the EYF and the youth campaign co-ordination team.

If you are a youth-led organisation and can offer activities that reflect the needs and interests of young people at local, national and international level within the themes of the youth campaign, you can already take some steps to prepare for the EYF special call for grant applications to be launched in early January.

You can already