Call for proposals - Action 4.3 ‘Youth Support Systems’ - Support to youth workers’ mobility and exchanges EACEA/15/10 Closed!


The purpose of this call for proposals is to support, on an experimental basis, youth workers’ mobility and exchanges with a view to promoting the acquisition of new skills and competences in order to enrich their profile as professionals in the youth field, as well as to help them better adapt to the changing needs of young people. It will also contribute to the capacity-building and the development of the structures involved. In doing so, this call will contribute to supporting the policy priority to support, recognise and professionalise youth work as a cross-cutting policy tool in Europe.

The objectives of the call for proposals are as follows:

  • To give youth workers the opportunity to experience a different working reality in another country
  • To gain a better understanding of the European dimension of youth work
  • To improve youth workers’ professional, intercultural and language competences
  • To promote the exchange of experiences and approaches to youth work and non-formal education in Europe
  • To contribute to developing stronger and more quality partnerships between youth organisations across Europe
  • To strengthen the quality and the role of youth work in Europe.

Preference will be given to those projects which best reflect the permanent priorities of the ‘Youth in Action’ programme:

  • Participation of young people
  • Cultural diversity
  • European citizenship
  • Inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities

Preference will also be given to projects reflecting the following annual priorities:

  • European Year for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion
  • Youth unemployment and promotion of young unemployed people's active participation in society
  • Awareness-raising and mobilisation of young people around global challenges (such as sustainable development, climate change, migrations, the Millennium Development Goals

In addition to our useful documents section, further informations, as well as relevant documents for EACEA/15/10Call for Proposals can be found at “Youth in Action” funding opportunities section of the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) website.


This call provides grants to projects. The project must include activities of a non-profit-making nature that are related to the field of youth and non-formal education. Projects will have a maximum duration of 12 months. The duration of the activity will have a minimum duration of two months and a maximum duration of six months.

Participants in the proposals submitted under this call for proposals must be professional youth workers legally resident in one of the ‘Youth in Action’ programme countries. Both paid employees and those working as volunteers in non-governmental organisations or local or regional public bodies active in the field of youth are concerned. There is no age limit of the participants.

This call is not targeted at young volunteers occasionally working in a youth organisation or public body.

European community funding

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

  • 0,60 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 22 October 2010 - 11 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • "Youth in action" programme guide (Work programme)
  • Call for Proposals “Youth in Action” - Action 4.3 (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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