The Grant Agreement for 2022 between the Council of Europe and the European Youth Card Association (EYCA) has just been signed. It is aimed at the implementation of the current year's work programme of the Partial Agreement on Youth Mobility through the Youth Card.
In line with the priorities 2022-23 of the Council of Europe youth sector, the work programme reflects the need to reinforce youth trust in public institutions and pluralistic democracies, to empower them as actors of peaceful and inclusive societies and to bring youth mobility back on the policy agenda, with a focus on access to learning mobility opportunities for disadvantaged young people.
In particular, it will be explored how the European Youth Card, as a youth mobility tool, can support opportunies for disadvantaged young people (including Roma youth and young refugees) and build intercultural skills for all youth. The role that the European Youth Card in advancing synergies in youth work policies and its contributions to the European youth work agenda will be also this year's focus.