Call for proposals - ‘Youth in Action’ programme 2007-2013 EAC/S01/13 Closed!


The general objectives stated in the Decision establishing the ‘Youth in Action’ programme are the following:

  • to promote young people’s active citizenship in general and their European citizenship in particular,
  • to develop solidarity and promote tolerance among young people, in particular in order to foster social cohesion in the European Union,
  • to foster mutual understanding between young people in different countries,
  • to contribute to developing the quality of support systems for youth activities and the capabilities of civil society organisations in the youth field,
  • to promote European cooperation in the youth field.

These general objectives shall be implemented at project level taking into consideration the following permanent priorities:

  • European citizenship,
  • participation of young people,
  • cultural diversity,
  • inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities.


For 2013, the annual priorities are the following:

  • projects proposing awareness-raising activities about EU citizenship and the rights that go with it, in the context of the European Year of Citizens,
  • projects aimed at encouraging participation in the 2014 European elections, thus enabling young people to behave as active, informed citizens,
  • projects tackling the issue of youth unemployment as well as projects aimed at stimulating unemployed young people's mobility and active participation in society,
  • projects addressing the issue of poverty and marginalisation and encouraging young people's awareness and commitment to tackling these issues for a more inclusive society. In this context, special emphasis shall be placed in particular on the inclusion of young migrants, disabled young people, and where relevant Roma youth,
  • projects stimulating young people’s spirit of initiative, creativity and entrepreneurship, employability, in particular through youth initiatives,
  • projects promoting healthy behaviours, in particular through the promotion of the practice of outdoor activities and grassroots sport, as a means to promote healthy lifestyles as well as to foster social inclusion and the active participation of young people in society

In order to achieve its objectives, the ‘Youth in Action’ programme foresees five operational actions.

  • Action 1 — Youth for Europe
  • Action 2 — European voluntary service
  • Action 3 — Youth in the world
  • Action 4 — Youth support systems
  • Action 5 — Support for European cooperation in the youth field

European community funding

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

  • 885,00 Million EUR (Orientation of the budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 01 February 2013 - 8 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)
  • 01 May 2013 - 8 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)
  • 04 June 2013 - 8 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)
  • 03 September 2013 - 8 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)
  • 01 October 2013 - 8 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for proposals - ‘Youth in Action’ programme 2007-2013 (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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