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Youth in Action 2007

Youth in Action 2007

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Youth in Action - programski vodic Evropske Komisije za mlade, za period 2007-2013.
Youth in Action - programski vodic Evropske Komisije za mlade, za period 2007-2013.

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PROGRAMME GUIDE
Version valid as of 1st of January 2007
http://ec.europa.eu/youth/index_en.html
YOUTH IN ACTION
2007-2013
EUROPEAN COMMISSION
DG Education and Culture
Youth in ActionProgramme
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CONTENT
A. INTRODUCTION....................................................................................................................................................8
OBJECTIVES OF THE YOUTH IN ACTION PROGRAMME................................................................................................... 10
PRIORITIES OF THE YOUTH IN ACTION PROGRAMME..................................................................................................... 10

1) European citizenship.........................................................................................................................10 2) Participation of young people............................................................................................................11 3) Cultural Diversity..............................................................................................................................11 4) Inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities.......................................................................12

STRUCTURE OF THE YOUTH IN ACTION PROGRAMME................................................................................................... 13

Action 1 \u2013 Youth for Europe...................................................................................................................... 13 Action 2 \u2013 European Voluntary Service....................................................................................................14 Action 3 \u2013 Youth in the World................................................................................................................... 14 Action 4 \u2013 Youth Support Systems............................................................................................................ 15 Action 5 \u2013 Support for European cooperation in the youth field............................................................ 16

B. IMPLEMENTATION OF THE YOUTH IN ACTION PROGRAMME......................................................... 18
WHO IMPLEMENTS THE YOUTH IN ACTION PROGRAMME?............................................................................................ 18

The European Commission........................................................................................................................18 The National Authorities............................................................................................................................18 The National Agencies for Youth in Action..............................................................................................19 The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency..................................................................20 Other structures..........................................................................................................................................20

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN THE YOUTH IN ACTION PROGRAMME?................................................................................ 22

Age limits for participants..........................................................................................................................22 Programme Countries and Partner Countries.........................................................................................23 Visas............................................................................................................................................................. 26

GENERAL SELECTION PROCEDURES............................................................................................................................... 26

Application deadlines..................................................................................................................................27 Application forms........................................................................................................................................28 Eligibility criteria........................................................................................................................................28 Selection criteria..........................................................................................................................................28 Award criteria.............................................................................................................................................30 Notification of award decisions..................................................................................................................30 General financial rules...............................................................................................................................30

WHAT HELP IS AVAILABLE?.......................................................................................................................................... 34

The supportive approach...........................................................................................................................34 The training strategy of Youth in Action..................................................................................................34 The National Agencies................................................................................................................................35 The SALTO Resource Centres..................................................................................................................36 The Eurodesks.............................................................................................................................................37 The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency. .................................................................37 The Partnership..........................................................................................................................................38

IMPORTANT FEATURES OF THE YOUTH IN ACTION PROGRAMME................................................................................... 40

Non-formal learning...................................................................................................................................40 Recognition of non-formal learning in Youth in Action.......................................................................... 41 Visibility of the Youth in Action Programme...........................................................................................42 Valorisation and dissemination of results.................................................................................................42 Anti-discrimination..................................................................................................................................... 43 Equality between women and men............................................................................................................44 Child protection and safety........................................................................................................................44 Multilingualism........................................................................................................................................... 45

C. ACTION 1 - YOUTH FOR EUROPE.................................................................................................................. 46

WHAT ARE THE AIMS OF THE ACTION?.......................................................................................................................... 46 WHAT TYPES OF ACTIVITY ARE ELIGIBLE?.................................................................................................................... 47 MULTI -MEASURE FINANCIAL AGREEMENTS................................................................................................................ 47 ACTION 1.1 - YOUTH EXCHANGE.................................................................................................................................. 48

What is a Youth Exchange?....................................................................................................................... 48
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Note: what a Youth Exchange is not........................................................................................................ 49 What are the eligibility criteria?................................................................................................................49 What are the selection criteria?.................................................................................................................51 What are the award criteria?..................................................................................................................... 51 How to make a good project?..................................................................................................................... 52 Who can apply?...........................................................................................................................................55 How to apply?.............................................................................................................................................. 56 How is the activity financed?.....................................................................................................................56 What are the contractual obligations?......................................................................................................59 What support is available?.........................................................................................................................60 Youthpass.................................................................................................................................................... 60

ACTION 1.2 - YOUTH INITIATIVES................................................................................................................................. 61

What is a Youth Initiative?........................................................................................................................61 Note : what a Youth Initiative is not.......................................................................................................... 61 What are the eligibility criteria?................................................................................................................62 What are the selection criteria?.................................................................................................................63 What are the award criteria?..................................................................................................................... 64 How to make a good project?..................................................................................................................... 64 Who can apply?...........................................................................................................................................68 How to apply?.............................................................................................................................................. 69 How is the activity financed?.....................................................................................................................69 What are the contractual obligations?......................................................................................................71 What support is available?.........................................................................................................................71

ACTION 1.3 - YOUTH DEMOCRACY PROJECTS............................................................................................................... 72

What is a Youth Democracy Project?.......................................................................................................72 What are the eligibility criteria?................................................................................................................73 What are the selection criteria?.................................................................................................................74 What are the award criteria?..................................................................................................................... 74 How to make a good project?..................................................................................................................... 75 Who can apply?...........................................................................................................................................77 How to apply?.............................................................................................................................................. 77 How is the activity financed?.....................................................................................................................78 What are the contractual obligations?......................................................................................................78 What support is available?.........................................................................................................................79

STRUCTURING MEASURES FOR ACTION 1......................................................................................................... 80

Mainstreaming the principles of visibility and valorisation....................................................................81 Follow-up activities.....................................................................................................................................81 Thematic approach and Networking.........................................................................................................81 Multi -Measure Financial Agreements......................................................................................................82 Call for pilot projects on thematic networking........................................................................................83 What are the aims of the sub-Action?....................................................................................................... 83 How to apply?.............................................................................................................................................. 83 What are the selection criteria and how are projects funded?............................................................... 84

OVERVIEW OF FUNDING RULES..................................................................................................................................... 84
D. ACTION 2 \u2013 EUROPEAN VOLUNTARY SERVICE.......................................................................................91

WHAT IS EUROPEAN VOLUNTARY SERVICE?................................................................................................................ 91 NOTE: WHAT EVS IS NOT............................................................................................................................................. 94 WHAT ARE THE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA?......................................................................................................................... 94

Project partners in EVS.............................................................................................................................94 Accreditation of EVS organisations..........................................................................................................96 Participants.................................................................................................................................................. 96 Mentor......................................................................................................................................................... 97 Duration....................................................................................................................................................... 97 Place............................................................................................................................................................. 98 Theme and tasks..........................................................................................................................................99

WHAT ARE THE SELECTION CRITERIA?.......................................................................................................................... 99 WHAT ARE THE AWARD CRITERIA?............................................................................................................................... 99 HOW TO MAKE A GOOD PROJECT?............................................................................................................................... 100

The EVS Charter...................................................................................................................................... 100

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