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Programme guide 2012

The Programme Guide is a tool for anybody who would like to participate in the Youth in Action Programme. It includes the necessary information about the priorities, actions and main features of the Programme as well as the criteria and conditions on how to participate.

Anybody willing to submit an application for funding is invited to read it carefully in order to understand the Programme's objectives and criteria, and to identify the types of projects that can be supported by the Programme.

The new version is currently available here.

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Note: This new version of the Programme Guide is valid as of 1 January 2012.

How to read the Programme Guide ?

The Programme Guide has three parts:

  • Part A is an introduction to the Programme and its general objectives. It also indicates which countries participate in the Programme and specifies the priorities and the main features which are relevant to all supported activities. This section is addressed to those who wish to have an map of the Programme in its entirety.
  • Part B gives information on the different Actions and sub-Actions of the Programme that are covered by this Guide. This section is mainly addressed to those who are interested to knowing in detail which are the concrete typologies of projects supported by the Programme.
  • Part C gives detailed information on application procedures and deadlines, selection modalities, financial and legal provisions. This section is addressed to all those who intend to submit a project proposal under the framework of the Youth in Action Programme.

Furthermore, the Guide includes the following Annexes:

  • Annex 1: Glossary of key-terms. These key-terms will be displayed in italic character throughout this Guide
  • Annex 2: Contact details of the structures and partners of the Youth in Action Programme
  • Annex 3: Useful references


For projects submitted to the Executive Agency there are three application deadlines a year:

Projects starting between Application deadline
1 August and 31 December 1 February
1 December and 30 April 1 June
1 March and 31 July 1 September

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Previous versions of the Programme Guide

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