Key Action 3 - Support for Policy Reform - Civil Society Cooperation in the field of Youth EACEA/32/2015 Closed!


 Cooperation with civil society organisations in the fields of education, training and youth is essential to create a broad sense of ownership in relation to lifelong learning strategies and policies, and to take into consideration stakeholders' ideas and concerns at all levels. It is important for raising awareness about the Europe 2020 strategy for growth and jobs, the Strategic Framework for European cooperation in Education and Training (ET2020), specific policy agendas such as the Bologna process in Higher Education or the Bruges-Copenhagen process in Vocational education and training (VET), as well as the EU Youth Strategy.


The objective of the present Call is to provide structural support, referred to as operating grant, to European non-governmental organisations (ENGOs) and EU-wide networks active in the field of youth and pursuing the following general aims.
  • Raise stakeholder awareness of European policy agenda in the field of youth, in particular the EU Youth Strategy.
  • Increase stakeholder commitment and cooperation with public authorities for the implementation of policies and reforms in the field of youth, such as of the country-specific recommendations issued in the framework of the European Semester.
  • Boost stakeholder participation in the field of youth.
  • Boost stakeholder involvement in the dissemination of policy and Programme actions and results and of good practice among their membership and beyond.

European community funding

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

  • 3,80 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 26 November 2015 - 5 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Key Action 3 - Support for Policy Reform - Civil Society Cooperation in the field of Youth (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

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)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Education and Culture

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