The scope of the ‘European Youth Together’ actions should build on the experience obtained through the ‘New Narrative for Europe’ project and other youth policy and programme initiatives aiming to promote young people’s participation in European public life as well as cross-border exchanges and mobility activities.
‘European Youth Together’ projects aim to create networks promoting regional partnerships, and to be run in close cooperation with young people from across Europe (Erasmus+ programme countries). The networks would organise exchanges, promote training (for instance for youth leaders), and allow young people themselves to set up joint projects.
‘European Youth Together’ will support initiatives from at least five youth organisations from five different eligible Erasmus+ programme countries to share their ideas about the EU, encourage wider civic participation and help foster a sense of European citizenship. The initiative will aim to bring together European youth from across Europe; East, West, North and South.
The thematic priorities are active citizenship, network-building, European values and European citizenship, democratic participation, democratic resilience and social inclusion related to youth.
The initiative will specifically support:
— promotion and development of more structured cooperation between different youth organisations to build or strengthen partnerships;
— youth organisations involved in initiatives to encourage young people to participate in the democratic process and in society by organising trainings, showcase commonalities among young Europeans and encourage discussion and debate on their connection to the EU, its values and democratic foundations. This includes organising events as a lead-up to the 2019 elections to the European Parliament;
— promote participation of under-represented groups of young people in politics, youth organisations and other civil society organisations by engaging vulnerable and socioeconomic disadvantaged youth.
It targets youth NGOs, public bodies and informal groups of young people which would propose projects involving at least five partners who have the capacity to mobilise young people in partnerships covering different countries and regions within the Erasmus+ programme countries.
All information on the Call EACEA/16/2018 including the application guidelines is available from the following website:
Email contact: EACEA-YOUTH@ec.europa.eu
Deadline for submission: 25/05/2018 at 12:00 (CET/CEST, midday Brussels time)