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Youth Glossary

Some of the terms used are specific to the Youth in Action Programme or have a specific meaning in European terms. The following are some basic definitions of terminology.

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z


E

Eastern Europe and Caucasus: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine.

EFTA/EEA countries – the three countries which are members of the European Free Trade Association and of the European Economic Area: Liechtenstein, Norway and Iceland.

ENGO – European non-governemental organisation based in one of the Programme Countries and with member branches in at least eight Programme Countries.

ENGYO – European non-governmental youth organisation based in one of the Programme Countries and with member branches in at least eight Programme Countries.

Eurodesk – a European network of relays providing information relevant to young people and those who work with them on European opportunities in the education, training and youth fields, and the involvement of young people in European activities: http://www.eurodesk.org.

Euro-Med – the Euro-Mediterranean Youth Programme, which involves the EU Member States and Mediterranean Partner Countries.

Executive Agency – The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency is responsible for the implementation of the centralised Actions of the Youth in Action Programme. It is in charge of the complete life cycle of these projects.


M

Mediterranean Partner Countries – the non-EU countries located on or near the Mediterranean Sea that are participating in the EuroMed Youth Programme.

Member States – the countries that are members of the European Union


N

National Agencies – structures established by the national authorities in each Programme Country in order to assist the European Commission with management and to assume responsibility for implementation of most of the Youth in Action Programme.

Neighbouring Countries - Countries participating in the Stabilisation and Association process and in the European Neighbourhood Policy (except the Russian Federation, enjoying a special partnership with the EU)

Neighbouring Partner Countries - The Russian Federation, those countries participating in the European Neighbourhood Policy and in the Stabilisation and Association process.


P

Partner Countries - an expression which identifies all countries which can be involved in the Programme but which are not ‘Programme Countries’

Partnership – the Partnership between the European Commission and the Council of Europe fosters the active citizenship of young people by giving impetus to training and research activities in this field: http://www.youth-partnership.net.

Pre-accession (or candidate) countries – countries which have applied for European Union membership and participate fully in all actions having met the conditions envisaged as necessary in view to implement the Programme at national level.

Programme Countries – EU Member States, EFTA/EEA countries and pre-accession countries. They can participate fully in all actions (see list of countries in section B.2).


S

SALTO Resource Centres – SALTO stands for “Support and Advanced Learning and Training Opportunities”. These are structures established within the Youth in Action Programme to provide training and information for youth organisations and National Agencies: http://www.salto-youth.net.

 

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