Youth in Action enables young people to have experiences that leave a lasting impression. They develop skills and abilities such as sense of responsibility, solidarity, active participation in society and intercultural understanding. But the programme also helps to improve quality in youth work and strengthens cross-border networks and the European dimension of youth work. In addition, Youth in Action makes a contribution to the recognition of non-formal education and supports youth policy developments.
In the video, project promoters explain what a difference Youth in Action makes.
Movetia supports Youth in Action projects financially (grants). In addition, Movetia offers advice to organisations and people which or who would like to submit a project proposal. The advice session take place at events or individually by arrangement. As required, the Youth in Action team provides feedback on draft applications.
Setting up cross-border partnerships is simplified by funding preparatory visits. Movetia also enables people from the field of youth to take part in various continuing training and networking courses all over Europe. The broad range of activities offered includes activities to set up new collaborative initiatives and practical courses that explain, for example, how to plan a youth exchange from start to finish.
Youth in Action is part of the European Programme for Education, Training, Youth and Sport Erasmus+. Switzerland has not belonged to it since 2014. However, the Confederation funds projects within the framework of the Swiss Programme for Erasmus+.
Projects can be submitted by clubs, associations, NGOs or public bodies that operate in the field of extra-curricular youth work.
Projects can be submitted three times a year with an official application form.
Regardless of how advanced a project idea is, the Youth in Action team recommends an advice session. In this way, applicants are given important information for a successful project submission.
Young people who are interested in taking part in an exchange project can contact Eurodesk for advice.
11 October 2018
(for projects starting between 1 January and 31 May 2019)