Preparatory action "Youth Guarantee" - Supporting partnerships for activation measures targeting young people through projectsin the context of Youth Guarantee schemes at national, regional or local level VP/2012/012 Closed!


The present call for proposals is aiming at selecting and financing partnerships supporting the testing of:

  1. Cooperation between relevant actors/stakeholders to carry out activation measures targeting young people thereby piloting new Youth Guarantee schemes. Relevant stakeholders would be supported nationally, regionally or locally in providing counselling and help regarding the implementation of a Youth Guarantee scheme.
  2. Programmes at national, regional or local level for young people at risk of leaving education too early: to develop their skills and, in this context, put a special focus on the networking between all relevant stakeholders (such as companies, schools/vocational training centres, youth welfare services, employment services, etc.) as an important measure to improve the integration of young people into the labour market.
  3. In regions and local areas, where youth unemployment rates are above the EU average and/or well above the national average, innovative approaches that apply to young people facing multiple barriers (such as social exclusion, poverty or discrimination) to labour market entry, in particular those living in rural, deprived urban, remote and peripheral areas.


In order to deliver the tasks deemed necessary to implement the Youth Guarantee schemes, the following type of activities will be eligible for EU funding:

  • Design of a youth guarantee scheme, constitution and coordination of the partnership to deliver the chosen scheme;
  • Management of the project, including all activities needed by the partnership and its members to deliver the chosen approach (e.g. external expertise; workshops, seminars, training sessions and any other kind of meetings; where necessary, travel and accommodation);
  • Any activity needed to support and manage the test phase with young people, including individualised services, travel and accommodation costs for the group of young people;
  • In-built evaluation of the project’s results and outcome, including the tested youth guarantee scheme and the corresponding partnership.

European community funding

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

  • 3,60 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 22 October 2012 - 9 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call fiche VP/2012/012 (Guidelines for applicants)

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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