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DG EAC Youth Unit: Programs

Youth in ActionYouth in Action2007-20132007-2013

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___ 4 Priorities Permanent__ __

Youth in Action2007-2013




European citizenship

Inclusion ofyoung people

with fewer opportunities

Cultural diversity

Active participatio


2 frames2 frames

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2007 : European Year of Equal Opportunities

2008 : European Year of Intercultural Dialogue 2009 : Innovation and Creativity

2010 : fight against poverty and exclusion

2011 : volunteering

2012 : Intergenerational Solidarity

2013 : Citizenship (european/active)

Annual priorities of Youth in Action program

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Promote young people’s active citizenship in general and their European citizenship in particular

Develop solidarity and promote tolerance among young people, in particular in order to foster social cohesion in the European Union

Foster mutual understanding between young people in different countries

Contribute to developing the quality of support systems for youth activities and the capabilities of civil society organisations in the youth field

Promote European cooperation in the youth field

Program Objectives

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Who can participate?

• Central target group = Youth between 13 and 30, including young people with fewer opportunities

• Youth workers with youths and education field (leaders, NGOs, etc.).

• Local Authorities

Flexible approach depending on the actionsYouth Exchanges: 13-25 years (exception: 26-30)EVS: 18-30 years (exception: 16-17 for troubled youth)Training and networking: no age limit

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Programme Countries

27 EU Member States

Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland (Alee)

Turkey and Croatia (EU candidate)Partner Countries

Neighbouring Partner Countries (South-east, Eastern Europe and Caucasus, Mediterranean region) Other partner countries in the world that have signed agreements with the European Community

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Who implements the program?

European CommissionDG EAC - D2

National Agencies in the

program countries

Actions decentralized

Executive AgencyCentralised actions


Support Structures:

-8 The SALTO-YOUTH Resource Centres

- Eurodesk Network

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Youth Exchange (Action 3.1.1)

European Voluntary Service (Action 2)

Training and networking (action 3.1.2)

Cooperation with the Neighbouring Partner

Countries of the EU (PPV)

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Neighbouring Partner Countries (APV):

• The countries of South East Europe (SEE):Albania, Bosnia Herzegovina, Croatia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Kosovo, Serbia and Montenegro

• The countries of Eastern Europe and the Caucasus:Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine

• The Mediterranean countries:Algeria, Palestinian Authority, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia.


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Youth Exchanges (3.1.1)

A meeting of people from differents countries around

a theme of common interest

Age: 13-25 years (possible 20% between 25 and 30) Duration of meeting: 6 to 21 days (excluding travel) Project duration: up to 15 months (including all phases of the project) Participating partner countries: 2 and more Number of young: minimum 16, max 60 - + 1 framing by country for 10 young Theme: to select with the young participants and to decline in physical activities Balance of groups: gender and nationality Balance between geographical area, including at least one EU country Preparation and follow-up: young people must take an active part in the preparation,

implementation, evaluation and enhancement of trade. Funding: Planning Visit 100%, transportation costs, fixed price for preparation, plan

for activities, accommodation and food package ...

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Action 2: European Voluntary Service

Solidarity among young people

Individual volunteer projects

Group volunteer projects (up to 30 volunteers)

Feeling citizen and to serve a project of general interest

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Support young people to carry out voluntary service

for up to 12 months in a foreign country


Different projects:

Working with children, fight against racism, helping disabled, fight against addictions, environment …, individual or group activityA database to chose a project:

Description of the accredited projects published on the Internet (in


www.youthnetworks.euYoungster between

18 and 30

Hosting organisation

Sending organisation

A contract between

3 partners

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Eligible participant: 18-30 (16-30 if YPWFO) + legally resident in the country of the Sending Organisation

Duration of EVS: 2 months to 1 year (priority on projects over 6 months) / Exception : 2 weeks minimum for YPWFO and group EVS activity involving at least 10 volunteers

Eligible countries: Programme Countries + Neighbouring Partner countries + other Partner countries around the world

Choice of a host project: Contact with an accredited Sending Organisation (SO) published on the data base (Internet)


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Action 3.1.2: Training and networking

For the youth workers and youth organizations Job shadowing

Feasibility Visit Evaluation Meeting Study visit Partnership-Building Activity Seminar Training

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1.Job Shadowing (Practical learning experience): A short stay with a partner organisation in another country with the aim of exchanging good practices, acquiring skills and knowledge and/or building long-term partnerships through participative observation.

2.Feasibility Visit: preparation of projects in a frame of Youth in Action program or support the projects between partnership organizations

3.Evaluation Meeting: with partners to evaluate and discuss potential follow-up after undertaking a common

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4.Study visit: understanding of the realities of youth work in a European country

5. Partnership-Building Activity : allow participants to find partners for transnational co-operation and/or for project development and facilitates the development of new projects around a chosen topic and/or an Action of the Youth in Action Programme. 6. Seminar : An event organised to provide a platform for discussion and exchange of good practice, based on theoretical inputs, around a chosen theme or themes which are relevant to the youth work field.

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7.Training Course: An educational learning program on specific topics, aiming to improve participants’ competences, knowledge, skills and attitudes. Training courses lead to higher quality practice in youth work in general and/or, specifically, Youth in Action projects.

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Partner countries: at least 4 (except for max 2 Job Shadowing and Feasibility Study at least two and networking at least 6) is at least one of the EU

Age: no age limit

Project duration: 3 to 18 months (all phases of the project) - except networking 15 months

Duration of activity / event: max 10 days (without J Travel) except job shadowing from 10 to 20 days and feasibility study for 2 to 3 days, and between 3 to 15 months for networking.

Number of pax: 50 max including staff, (max 2 job shadowing and networking for ilimité)

Theme: Inserting JAMO, youth participation, cultural diversity, interfaith dialogue, fight against discrimination, art and culture, equal women / men, disability, minorities, youth policy, education through sport and outdoor activities, ...

Preparation and monitoring: the partners must take an active part in the preparation, implementation, evaluation and enhancement of the activity.

Financing: 70% transport, accommodation / food, packages of activities (to do according to the activity).

Eligibility criteria (3.1.2)

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How to apply ?

• One partner assumes the role of coordinating and hosting organisation of the project and apply to its National Agency. It will be also the organisation that hosts the project, if it is in a program country.

• The Balkan countries that may apply, if they are hosting the project, to the Executive Agency.

• The MEDA countries can host and apply through EUROMED Youth Program.

• NEW ! The Oriental Europe and Caucasus region should be able to apply in 2012 directly to the Executive Agency


3 dates for applications 2012:

Project starts :

R1 1st Feburary 1/05 au


R2 1st May 1/08 au


R3 1st October 1/01 au



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For more information, download the documents, useful links…

The guide of the program (all languages):http://ec.europa.eu/youth/youth-in-action-programme/doc443_en.htm

The site of the national agencies Youth in Action (documents ...) http://ec.europa.eu/youth/youth/doc152_en.htm#sectNASThe site of the Executive Agency: http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/youth/index_en.php

The European Youth Portal:http://europa.eu/youth/ TheCenters Resources SALTO:www.salto-youth.net Educational tools developed with the Council of Europe:http://youth-partnership-eu.coe.int/youth-partnership/publications/T-kits/T_kits

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European instrument for experience valorizationachieve with Program

“Youth in Action”8 Key competences

What they are?


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Digital competence:

- Is about the confident and critical use of Information Society Technology

- Basic skills to use computers and internet


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Interpersonal, intercultural and social competences and civic competence:

- The ability to communicate in an appropriate way with friends, family and colleagues

- To be able to deal with people from all kinds of different backgrounds- To be able to deal with conflicts in a constructive way

- Knowledge of what is going on in your village, city, country, Europe and the world

- Knowledge of concepts/ideas on democracy/citizenship/civil rights-Your participation in civil life


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- The ability to turn ideas into action - To be creative and innovative

- To dare to take risks- Project management


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Communication in the mother tongue:

- The ability to express thoughts, feelings and facts in words (oral/written)

- To be able to interact linguistically in an appropriate way


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Communication in foreign languages:

- The ability to express yourself and understand a foreign language, according to your needs

- A positive attitude towards cultural differences and diversity

- Curiosity about languages and intercultural communication


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Mathematical competence and basic competences in science and technology:

- The ability and willingness to use mathematical modes to deal with problems and challenges in everyday life

- The ability and willingness to use knowledge to explain the natural world, to identify questions and to

draw evidence-based conclusion


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Learning to learn:

- How to organise your own learning - To be able to deal with obstacles

- Being responsible for your own learning- To evaluate/assess the outcomes of your learning


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Cultural expression:

- To appreciate the importance of creative expression of ideas, experiences and emotions

- Everything connected with media, music, performing arts, literature and visual arts

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