EC- EACEA Call for Proposals: Support for Policy Reform Civil Society Cooperation in the Field of Youth

October 25th, 2016 | by mihai |
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Deadline: 29 November 2016

The European Commission-EACEA is seeking proposals from eligible organisations for a programme entitled “Support for Policy Reform Civil Society Cooperation in the field of Youth”.

Aims

Promote the employability of young people, notably through activities that foster the development of competences and skills through non-formal education
Foster the empowerment of young people in society, and foster their participation in the decision-making processes
Contribute to the personal, socio-educational and professional development of young people in Europe
Contribute to the development of youth work at European, national, regional or local levels
Contribute to the debate on/development of policy issues affecting young people and youth organisations at European, national, regional or local levels
Promote intercultural learning, the respect of diversity, and the values of solidarity, equal opportunities and human rights among young people in Europe
Promote the inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities in society,
Contribute to the implementation of the Declaration on promoting citizenship and the common values of freedom, tolerance and non-discrimination through education adopted in Paris on 17 March 2015 for example by mainstreaming the promotion of civic education, intercultural dialogue and democratic citizenship in their work programmes
Contribute to the implementation of the action plan on integration of third country nationals adopted on 7 June 2016 by launching and promoting actions and projects which deal with the integration into the hosting society of young people with a migrant background, including the newly arrived refugees
Funding Information

The total budget allocated in the year 2017 for the Civil Society Cooperation in the field of Youth is EUR 3 800 000 and it is divided as follows:
EUR 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,
EUR 600 000 — available for applicants submitting proposals for annual operating grant under the present Call.
The maximum annual operating grant will be EUR 35 000.
Eligibility Criteria

This Call is open to two categories of bodies: European non-governmental organisations (ENGO) and EU-wide networks (informal network). 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.

For more informations:

https://eacea.ec.europa.eu/erasmus-plus/funding/key-action-3-%E2%80%93-support-for-policy-reform-civil-society-cooperation-in-field-youth-eacea372016_en

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