Call for proposals - Amicus preparatory action - EAC/40/08 AMICUS Closed!


This call for proposals aims to implement the Amicus preparatory action, the objectives of which are to:

  • Promote the transnational character of youth placements in civic service and voluntary work activities.
  • Encourage the development of a European framework to facilitate the interoperability of existing civic service and voluntary work opportunities for young people in the Member States (whether they originate in civic service structures or civil society organisations).
  • Allow a testing and evaluation phase by way of specific European cooperation projects (transnational dimension) in the field of civic service and voluntary work for young people.

The Commission department responsible for the implementation and management of this action is the ‘Youth in Action’ unit of the Education and Culture Directorate-General.


  • Amicus preparatory action.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 2,30 Million EUR (Annual budget for 2009)

All the important deadlines

  • 30 April 2009 - 12 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)
  • 31 December 2010 - 10 years ago (The project termination deadline)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for proposals - Amicus preparatory action - EAC/40/08 (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Non profit organisations

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)
  • Candidate Countries
  • European Economic Area (EEA)
  • Third countries

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Education and Culture

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