Call for Proposals “Youth in Action” - Action 4.6 — Partnerships EACEA/22/09 Closed!


The main purpose of this call is to support partnerships between the European Commission — via the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency — and those regions, municipalities or European NGOs which aim to develop or reinforce their long-term actions, strategies and programmes in the field of non-formal learning and youth

Specific objectives for partnerships funded under Call EACEA/22/09

  • Pool resources and practices with a view to maximise the impact of the ‘Youth in Action’ programme as well as other initiatives in favour of young people and youth workers carried at local, regional or European level.
  • Provide inspiration and capacity-building — through models and practices developed under the ‘Youth in Action’ programme — to those bodies and organisations which aim to increase their investment in youth through non-formal learning activities and the development of skills and competences.
  • Add value to the scope and quality of the initiatives in the area of youth carried out at regional and local level by fostering their European dimension.
  • Transfer lessons learned from the implementation of successful actions and initiatives in the area of non-formal learning and youth.
  • Encourage synergies and cooperation between the public sector and non-governmental organisations working in the field of youth.
  • Encourage the raising of overall skills levels among young people, giving priority to education and training of those with low skills and young people with fewer opportunities, including early school-leavers and young people with low levels of educational attainment, unemployed, migrants and people with disabilities.
  • Foster the recognition of youth work and the validation non-formal learning activities in the European Union.

In addition to our useful documents section, further informations, as well as relevant documents for EACEA/22/09 Call for Proposals can be found at “Youth in Action” funding opportunities section of the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) website.


Projects must be set up including an activity programme of non-profit-making purpose and come under the field of youth and non-formal education.

Funded activities will include:

  • Transnational youth exchanges
  • National or transnational youth Initiatives
  • European voluntary service
  • Training and networking

The programme of activities must start between 1 April 2010 and 1 September 2010, and may run for two years (24 months).

The maximum grant allocated to each project may not exceed EUR 100 000.

European community funding

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

  • 1,20 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 01 December 2009 - 11 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Useful documents

  • "Youth in Action" Programme Guide (Other)
  • Call Youth in Action – Action 4.6 (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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