Youth sector priorities for 2022-2023

In order to obtain the EYF's support, it is essential that your project falls within the Council of Europe's values and work, and the priorities of the Youth Sector for 2022-2023.

Pilot activities

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 2020-2021), have a clear youth work dimension and be based on non-formal education principles.

When assessing applications for pilot activities taking place in 2020, 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 2020-2021 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!

Grant beneficiaries must

  • use the Council of Europe logo* and the visual identity of the EYF on any publication, material, website
  • mention the support of the EYF
  • print the EYF posters and use them in the venue during their activities
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