Youth in Action Programme Actions

The Youth in Action Programme aims to achieve the following general objectives:

  • 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.

To this end, the Programme is structured around 5 Actions:

Action 1 - Youth for Europe

encourages young people's active citizenship, participation and creativity through youth exchanges, youth initiatives and youth democracy projects.

Action 2 - European Voluntary Service

helps young people to develop their sense of solidarity by participating, either individually or in group, in non-profit, unpaid voluntary activities abroad.

Action 3 - Youth in the World

promotes partnerships and exchanges among young people and youth organisations across the world.

Action 4 - Youth Support Systems

includes various measures to support youth workers and youth organisations and improve the quality of their activities.

Action 5 - Support for European Co-operation in the Youth field

supports youth policy co-operation at European level, in particular by facilitating dialogue between young people and policy makers.

You can find more details on the homepage of the European Commission!

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