New cut-off date for Pilot Activities

strasbourg 12 May 2020
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New cut-off date for Pilot Activities

22 June 2020 is the new cut-off date for local or national youth organisations that are looking for funding for pilot activities which respond to local needs arising from the COVID-19 crisis.

The European Youth Foundation will continue to give priority to projects that aim at demonstrating solidarity and support to all persons affected by the COVID-19 crisis, such as:

  • Reaching out to and supporting particularly vulnerable groups of people, including homeless, refugees and asylum-seekers, people with disabilities, people living in isolation or in remote communities;
  • Support to health, social and educational services;
  • Education and awareness-raising of the importance of human rights in responses to COVID-19 crisis.

Further conditions

All pilot activities must respect the sanitary and safety measures put in place by the competent authorities at national and/or local level. Further, applicant youth organisations are strongly encouraged to co-ordinate their activities with the competent authorities and to indicate such in their project proposal.



The maximum EYF grant to a pilot activity is €10 000. The next cut-off date will be
22 June, but applications may be submitted throughout 2020. Subsequent cut-off dates will be defined later in the year, to allow for the processing of applications and decisions on grants.

Youth organisations can submit applications only if they are registered with the EYF. The instructions and criteria for registration can be found here.


How to apply?

Information on the procedure and criteria for application can be found on the EYF website (What is a pilot activity).

If you decide to submit an application, please mention clearly at the top of the application: special call COVID-19.


Applications for Non-COVID-19 related Pilot Activities can be submitted at all times and will also be assessed and decided upon.