Funding available to enhance youth work in Europe

Youth in Action is the EU Programme for young people aged 15-28 (in some cases 13-30). It aims to inspire a sense of active citizenship, solidarity and tolerance among young Europeans and to involve them in shaping the Union’s future. The European Commission has announced a new call for proposals to support the professional development of youth workers.  Grants of up to €25,000 are available to those active in the field of youth to develop transnational partnerships and preference will be given to projects that address the issue of youth unemployment.

Projects should involve a partnership between two partners from two different programme countries of which at least one is from an EU Member State, acting respectively as sending and host organisation of the youth worker involved in the project.  Projects will have a maximum duration of 12 months and must start between 1 January 2012 and 1 June 2012. 

The closing date for applications is the 1st September 2011

One Response to “Funding available to enhance youth work in Europe”

  1. Joe Glen

    We area community based arts, media and film and music production organisation that uses all of these mediums to return young people to learning, further training and education and employment. We have young youth workers and we would like to explore the possibilities of a transnational project that joint work can be carried out and the young people concerned can develop an understanding of different approaches across the member states. We have experience of ESF funding and also Equal and would love to develop a programme that used the creative industries, art and music as a means of developing youth work and youth workers to provide an innovative route to social, economic and cultural advancement. We need information on how to identify partners and the mechanics of how a transnational programme could be set up. we have been using the creative industries for over 12 years to return people to employment and feel that young people in the other member states would be as excited about the type of programme we provide as are the young people of Glasgow. The ability to see how youth workers approach the problems of youth unemployment across the member states would benefit all.

    thank you

    Joe Glen

    Development Manager

    South West Arts and Music Project (SWAMP)