Grants for international youth activities,Council of Europe

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Deadline: 1st October Open to: youth organizations from Council of Europe’ countries Value: between 5.000 and 20.000 Eur


The European Youth Foundation (EYF) is a fund established by the Council of Europe to provide financial support for European youth activities. It aims to encourage co-operation amongst young people in Europe by providing financial support to youth activities. It concerns activities, which serve the promotion of peace, understanding and co-operation in a spirit of respect for human rights, democracy, tolerance and solidarity.

The EYF provides financial support to the following types of activity undertaken by youth NGOs or networks, or by other NGOs involved in the areas of youth work relevant to the Council of Europe’s youth policies and work:
educational, social, cultural and humanitarian activities of a European character
activities aiming at strengthening peace and co-operation in Europe
activities designed to promote closer co-operation and better understanding among young people in Europe, particularly by developing the exchange of information
activities intended to stimulate mutual aid in Europe and in the developing countries for cultural, educational and social purposes
studies, research and documentation on youth matters.


The EYF may support the following operations:
A. International youth meetings for youth leaders (Category A) – including seminars, conferences, workshops, camps, and festivals. The EYF will cover up two-thirds of the total cost.

B. Youth activities other than meetings (Category B)- apart from meetings, the types of youth activities eligible for EYF financial support are studies, research projects and the production of information and documentation on youth issues. For example:
- specialised publications (such as training manuals);
- newsletters or magazines produced by international youth organisations or  networks;
- information campaigns;
- exhibitions and the production of audio-visual materials etc;
- the development of websites or the production of CD-ROMs;
- the production of posters, badges and stickers;
- research projects on youth-related issues.
In the same category, the EYF can also grant study visits enabling youth organisations and networks to make new contacts in Europe and thus extend partnerships and develop co-operation.

D. Pilot projects (Category D) – youth meetings or activities, which contribute more particularly to priority objectives of the Council of Europe.  A Category D-HRE is a pilot project focusing specifically on Human Rights Education, as part of the Council of Europe’s Youth Programme on Human Rights Education.

Applicants must represent either an international non-governmental youth organisation or network, a national or local non-governmental youth organisation or network, or non-governmental structures involved in youth work, from the Council of Europe member states.


For categories A and B, the deadline is 1 October for activities under category A and B of the EYF taking place between 1 April and 31 December of the following year. For category D, there are no fixed deadlines for pilot project applications or first (ad hoc) applications to the EYF, which may be submitted at any time. However, according to the decision of the Programming Committee on Youth (the decision-making body), all ad hoc applications including pilot projects should be submitted at least three months prior to the beginning of the activity in order to allow a proper assessment.

Important: Organization before applying should register first at the online platform

All details are available here.