Call for Proposals - Action 4.1 — Support for bodies active at European level in the field of youth EACEA/19/10 Closed!


The purpose of the call for proposals is to provide structural support, referred to as an operating grant, to bodies active at European level in the field of youth and pursuing an aim which is of general European interest and relevant to the objectives of the ‘Youth in Action’ programme.

These activities must help encourage young people to participate as citizens in public life, in society and in the development and implementation of European cooperation actions in the broadly defined field of youth. Bodies must be youth organisations or organisations having a broader scope but including a section dedicated to youth.

The call for proposals aims at the selection of organisations for the conclusion of operating grant agreements starting in 2011.

It provides for two types of agreement:

  • Partnership framework agreement: bodies that wish to enter into long-term cooperation with the Agency are asked to file an application for a three-year partnership framework agreement,
  • Annual operating agreement: those bodies that prefer not to commit themselves in the long term under a partnership agreement may apply for an annual operating grant.


Organisations must schedule within their annual programme a series of activities which comply with the principles underpinning European Union action in the field of youth.

The activities likely to contribute towards strengthening and improving the efficiency of European Union action are as follows:

  • Group 1: representing the views and interests of young people in their diversity at European level,
  • Group 2: youth exchanges and voluntary services,
  • Group 3: non-formal and informal learning and activity programmes targeted at young people,
  • Group 4: promoting intercultural learning and understanding,
  • Group 5: debate on European matters, EU policies or youth policies,
  • Group 6: dissemination of information on European Union action,
  • Group 7: actions promoting participation and initiative by young people.

European community funding

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

  • 3,58 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

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

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for Proposals - Action 4.1 (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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