Council of Europe themes
EYF 2018 focus for pilot activities
1. Access to rights
a) Activities promoting critical thinking in the context of young people’s access to information and media consumption
b) Initiatives combating gender inequalities and gender-based violence, with a special focus on the vulnerability of young women refugees and migrants
2. Youth participation and youth work
a) Activities supporting young people’s political awareness, active citizenship, civil involvement, participation and decision making at local and regional levels
3. Inclusive and peaceful societies
a) Activities aiming to strengthen youth NGOs in conflict and post-conflict settings
b) Activities contributing to the Council of Europe Action Plan on Building Inclusive Societies, notably those supporting social inclusion and participation/integration strategies for and with young migrants and refugees and involving the local communities
A pilot activity is an “intervention”, namely an activity addressing a contextual societal challenge affecting young people at local level. It should be based on innovation or on replication of best practices for example. These activities should have clear links to and an impact on the local context, contribute to the Council of Europe youth programme (please refer to the priorities for the Council of Europe’s youth sector for 2018-2019), have a clear youth work dimension and be based on non-formal education principles.
When assessing applications for pilot activities taking place in 2018, the EYF will pay particular attention to activities developed with local authorities or social services/workers, and projects involving young people trained in the European Youth Centres or presented by local NGOs supported by an international/European youth NGO.
Local projects responding to the EYF quality standards and focusing on other issues contributing to the 2018-2019 priorities of the youth sector will also be considered.
We understand that the needs and concerns of young people are diverse, reflecting your organisation, countries and circumstances. While your project proposals should fall under the CoE and Youth Sector umbrella, we encourage result-oriented, quality driven work, according to your expertise and reflecting your realities. Less Key Words More Authenticity!