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Action 4.1. Support for bodies active at European level in the field of youth

Deadline: 22 December 2006


The European Commission’s proposal regarding the ‘Youth in Action’ programme for the 2007-2013 period has not yet been formally adopted by the EU legislature. Nonetheless, the Commission and the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (‘the Agency’) have decided to publish this call for proposals now to enable prompt implementation of this programme after the adoption of its legal basis by the EU legislature, which should take place soon, and to enable potential beneficiaries of Community grants to prepare their proposals as soon as possible.

This call for proposals concerns programme action 4.1 whereby bodies active at European level in the field of youth will receive support. Neither the Commission nor the Agency are legally bound by this call for proposals which refers to grants to be awarded for 2007. It may be cancelled and calls for proposals with different specifications may be issued, with appropriate time limits for response, should the legal basis be substantially altered by the EU legislature.

Furthermore, implementation of the 2007 call for proposals is subject to the following conditions being met, over which the Commission and the Agency have no control:

  • adoption by the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union of the final text of the legal basis establishing the programme;
  • adoption of the annual work programme for the ‘Youth in Action’ programme, after its referral to the programme committee;
  • adoption of the 2007 budget of the European Union by the budgetary authority.

The ‘Youth in Action’ programme aims to promote active citizenship in young people, encourage solidarity and tolerance, foster mutual understanding between young people from different countries and develop European cooperation on youth matters. In addition the programme will contribute to improvements in the quality of support systems for youth activities and further develop the capabilities of civil society organisations working with young people.

The programme provides bodies pursuing an aim of general European interest in the field of youth with support for their regular activities in this field. These activities must help encourage young people to participate as citizens in public life, in society and in the development and implementation of EU cooperation actions in the broadly defined field of youth.

Tendering bodies are particularly encouraged to develop initiatives linked to active citizenship amongst young people, the involvement of young people in democratic life, recognition of cultural diversity and the inclusion of young people who have fewer opportunities.

An annual operating grant may be awarded to help such bodies meet their operating costs.

Call for proposals 2007

Text of the call for proposals 2007

  • Full text

    Word file enenen

  • Short version
    A short version of the call for proposals 2008 has been published in the Official Journal of the European Communities n° C 210:

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    Proposals must comply with the provisions set out in the full text.

Application form for 2007

PDF file Application form: enfrde

Deadline for application: 22 December 2006

Please note that the services of a helpdesk are offered to the applicants:

This helpdesk will be at the disposal of the public from Monday to Friday, from 9 AM to 5 PM (+32/2/295.25.84, +32/2/298.42.28, +32/2/298.68.77)
to provide any general information related to the call for proposals.
Supporting documents

  • Common position N° 14/2006 adopted by the Council on 24 July 2006 with a view to adopting a Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the "Youth in Action" programme for the period 2007-2013: Word file enenen

  • Council Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 1605/2002 of 25 June 2002 on the Financial Regulation applicable to the general budget of the European Communities: Word file enenen

  • Commission Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 2342/2002 of 23 December 2002 (rules for the implementation of the Council Regulation): Word file enenen

  • Commission Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 1248/2006 of 7 August 2006 (detailed rules for the implementation of the Council Regulation amending Regulation No 2342/2002: Word file enenen

  • List of organisations having received a grant in previous years: Word file 2004 | 2005 | 2006


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