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Call: Civil Society Cooperation in the field of Youth

Programme
Description of programme
"Key Action 3 – Supporting Policy Reform"

This Key Action supports initiatives for policy innovation aimed to develop new policies or prepare their implementation. They include specific calls for proposals managed by the Executive Agency on:

  • Knowledge in the fields of education, training and youth, involving evidence gathering, analysis and peer learning
  • forward-looking cooperation projects on policy development

  • European policy experimentations, led by high-level public authorities and involving field trials in several countries based on sound evaluation methods.

  • Cooperation with international organisationssuch as the OECD and the Council of Europe
  • Promote dialogue with stakeholders and support to programmes and policies within public authorities, providers and stakeholders in the fields of education, vocational training and youth
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Call
Civil Society Cooperation in the field of Youth
Description of call
"Civil Society Cooperation in the field of Youth"
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.
Annual Operating Grants focus on short term cooperation at European level. Applications must contain a detailed 12-month work programme (annual work programme) for 2017 together with the information needed to calculate the grant.
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Thematic Focus Youth, Education, European Citizenship, Social affairs, Employment
Funding area EU Member States
EFTA countries
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia / поранешна југословенска Република Македонија
Turkey / Türkiye
Origin of Applicant EU Member States
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia / поранешна југословенска Република Македонија
Iceland / Ísland
Liechtenstein
Norway / Norge
Switzerland / Schweiz / Suisse / Svizzera
Turkey / Türkiye
Eligible applicants NGO / NPO
Applicant details In the context of civil society cooperation in the field of youth, the following definitions apply:
Category 1: A European non-governmental organisation (ENGO) must:
  • operate through a formally recognised structure, composed of (a) European body/secretariat (the applicant) legally established for at least 1 year in an eligible country on the date of submission of the application and (b) national organisations/branches in at least 12 eligible countries having a statutory link with the European body/secretariat,
  • be active in the field of youth and run activities that support the implementation of the fields of action of the EU Youth Strategy,
  • involve young people in the management and governance of the organisation. 
Category 2: An EU-wide network (informal network) must:
  • be composed of legally autonomous non-profit organisations active in the field of youth and running activities that support the implementation of the fields of action of the EU Youth Strategy,
  • operate through an informal governance setting, composed of (a) an organisation legally established for at least 1 year on the date of submission of the application in an eligible country with functions of coordination of and support to the network at European level (the applicant); and (b) other organisations established in at least 12 eligible countries,
  • involve young people in the management and governance of the network.
Recurring Call unknown
Type of Funding Grant
Financial details The total budget allocated in the year 2017 for the Civil Society Cooperation in the field of Youth is 3 800 000 € and it is divided as follows:
  • 3 200 000 € — reserved for beneficiaries who signed the Framework Partnership Agreements Civil Society Cooperation in the field of Youth in 2015 and therefore not available for this call,
  • 600 000 € — available for applicants submitting proposals for annual operating grant under the present Call. 
The maximum annual operating grant will be 35 000 €.

By way of indication:
  • bodies under category 1 (ENGOs) exclusively dedicated to youth will account for about 70 % of the budget available,
  • bodies under category 1 (ENGOs) having a broader scope but including a section dedicated to youth will account for about 10 % of the budget available,
  • bodies under category 2 (EU-wide networks) exclusively dedicated to youth will account for about 20 % of the budget available.

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