Deadline: 1 January 2013
Open to: 27 EU Member States and 8 Mediterranean partner countries: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine Authority, Tunisia
Grant: €5 Million
The programme promotes the mobility of young people and the understanding between peoples through three types of actions:
- Euro-Med Youth Exchanges
- Euro-Med Youth Voluntary Service
- Euro-Med Youth Training and Networking (Contact Making Seminars, Study Visits, Training Courses and Seminars)
During the phase IV of the Programme, it is notably expected that an estimate of around 100 projects will be funded. The projects will be submitted by promoter organisations, within 3 different available actions, in response to the call for proposals launched by Euro-Med Youth Units.
8 countries participate: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestinian Authority, Tunisia and Israel. Syria is not taking part to the Programme. Applicants (project leaders) from the Mediterranean partner countries applied directly for grants to their own National Youth Authorities, now responsible through the Euro-Med Youth Unit (EMYU) for grant awarding and the overall management of the programme.
The geographical scope of the Euro-Med Youth programme Phase IV comprises 35 countries: the 27 EU Member States and the 8 Mediterranean partner countries, signatories of the Barcelona Declaration (Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestinian Authority, Tunisia and Israel).
Objectives and targets
The general objective of this Phase IV of the programme is: to support and strengthen the participation and contribution of youth organisations and youth from the Euro-Mediterranean region towards the development of civil society and democracy.
The specific objectives are:
- To stimulate and encourage mutual understanding between young people within the Euro-Mediterranean region and to fight against stereotypes and prejudices.
- To promote active citizenship among young people and enhance their sense of solidarity
- To contribute to the development of youth policies in the different partner countries.
Target groups of the Euro-Med Youth Programme (under the responsibility of the National Youth Authorities and the 8 Euro-Med Youth Units that are in charge of the Programme in their respective countries):
- The beneficiaries of the grants and their partners: Youth NGOs on local, national level.
- Actors and stakeholders of the youth field: youth leaders, youth workers, volunteers.
- Final beneficiaries: young people.
Eligible applicants are: non-governmental organisations or institution, public sector operators, local authorities involved in youth work and non-formal education (youth associations, civil organisations, university student associations, local public authorities dealing with youth, …)
The Commission will finance a minimum of 50% and a maximum of 80 % of the total estimated eligible costs of the action.
How to apply
Applications must be submitted in accordance with the instructions on the Full application form included in the Grant Application Form. Instructions together with all related documents including the Application Form can be found in the User manual for filling the application form.
Guidelines and application forms for grant applicants are on line on each Euromed Youth Units websites:
Projects funded must be coordinated by an applicant from the European Neighbourhood Policy Instrument – ENPI South Country/territories and will include at least one partner from the 27 Member States. For the map of Euromed Youth Units, please go here.
For further information, please visit the official website of EuroMed Youth Programme.