Youth Sector Priorities
EYF 2019 focus themes for pilot activities
For Pilot Activities taking place in 2019, the Youth Sector priorities for 2018-2019 are in effect until the end of the year. You can find them here: Priorities 2018-2019.
In order to respond as close as possible to the needs of youth NGOs, specific focus is given to certain themes under each priority every year. These are the themes adopted for 2019:
1. Access to rights
a) Initiatives combating gender inequalities and gender-based violence.
b) Initiatives advocating access to rights for young people from disadvantaged neighbourhoods.
c) Activities promoting critical thinking and media literacy.
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 in co-operation with local authorities.
3. Inclusive and peaceful societies
a) Activities addressing anti-discrimination and intersectionality.
b) Activities supporting social inclusion and participation of young migrants, refugees and other vulnerable groups and involving the local communities, with priority to self-led refugee organisations.
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 2019, 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!
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
*During 2019, the Council of Europe logo should be accompanied by the 70th anniversary logo which can be found here.