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Youth in Action

29 March 2012

Youth in Action is an EU programme for young people aged 15-28 (and in some cases 13-30). It aims to inspire a sense of active citizenship, solidarity and tolerance among young Europeans and to involve them in shaping the Union’s future.
Aprogramme for all
The “Youth in action” programme will run from 2007 until 2013. It builds on the experience of the YOUTH Programme, “Youth for Europe” and the European Voluntary Service. The programme promotes mobility within and beyond EU borders, non-formal learning and intercultural dialogue, and encourages the inclusion of all young people, regardless of their educational, social and cultural background.
With a total budget of €885,000,000 over seven years (2007-2013), the programme supports a large variety of activities for young people and youth workers through five instruments: “Youth for Europe”, “European Voluntary Service”, “Youth in the World”, “Youth Support Systems” and “Support for European Cooperation in the Field of Youth”.
“Eastern Partnership Platform 4 Youth Event” in Yerevan
An Eastern Partnership Platform 4 Youth Event took place on 26-28 March 2012 in Yerevanfocusing on new opportunities offered by the “Youth in Action” programme and the Eastern Partnership Youth Programme. They aim at supporting exchanges, cooperation and capacity-building in the field of youth in the Eastern Partnership region (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine), as well as encouraging the development of concrete project ideas.
The 3-day seminar brought together about 100 participants including youth workers, practitioners and institutional representatives from the six Eastern Partnership countries.
One of the participants, Mireille Gras from the German National Agency, said her expectations during her stay had been met: to get to know a lot of people from the region, to create new partnerships within the programme, to receive more information about the Eastern Partnership Youth Window, its backgrounds and procedures, and finally, to know more about the situation, youth structures and policies in the region.
Ukraine representative SlavianaKorson was glad to be in Armenia, as firstly it was a chance to participate in the European Union’s youth project, and secondly to find partners (in which she succeeded), with whom she would cooperate on implementing projects in the very near future. When applying for the project, Mrs. Korson wanted to find new information and to meet interesting people.
Participants were able to receive a lot of useful information during workshops, such as printed materials with basic ideas on how to apply for different projects. Meanwhile, European Commission representatives explained precisely how to apply for the projects (“Youth Exchange”, “Voluntary Service”, etc.). According to SlavianaKorson, the differences between the Youth projects and the main actionswere very clearly presented step by step, from the first idea to implementation. “I think it was a very valuable event,” she said.
The event was organised by the European Commission in cooperation with the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs of Republic of Armenia, together with the SALTO Eastern Europe and Caucasus Resource Centre.
For more information:
EU Youth website: http://ec.europa.eu/youth/youth-in-action-programme/overview_en.htm

Youth in Action

Youth in Action is an EU programme for young people aged 15-28 (and in some cases 13-30). It aims to inspire a sense of active citizenship, solidarity and tolerance among young Europeans and to involve them in shaping the Union's future. Aprogramme for all The "Youth in action" programme will run from 2007 until 2013. It builds on the experience of the YOUTH Programme, "Youth for Europe" and the European Voluntary Service. The programme promotes mobility within and beyond EU borders, non-formal learning and intercultural dialogue, and encourages the inclusion of all young people, regardless of their educational, social and cultural background. With a total budget of €885,000,000 over seven years (2007-2013), the programme supports a large variety of activities for young people and youth workers through five instruments: "Youth for Europe", "European Voluntary Service", "Youth in the World", "Youth Support Systems" and "Support for European Cooperation in the Field of Youth". "Eastern Partnership Platform 4 Youth Event" in Yerevan An Eastern Partnership Platform 4 Youth Event took place on 26-28 March 2012 in Yerevanfocusing on new opportunities offered by the “Youth in Action” programme and the Eastern Partnership Youth Programme. They aim at supporting exchanges, cooperation and capacity-building in the field of youth in the Eastern Partnership region (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine), as well as encouraging the development of concrete project ideas. The 3-day seminar brought together about 100 participants including youth workers, practitioners and institutional representatives from the six Eastern Partnership countries. One of the participants, Mireille Gras from the German National Agency, said her expectations during her stay had been met: to get to know a lot of people from the region, to create new partnerships within the programme, to receive more information about the Eastern Partnership Youth Window, its backgrounds and procedures, and finally, to know more about the situation, youth structures and policies in the region. Ukraine representative SlavianaKorson was glad to be in Armenia, as firstly it was a chance to participate in the European Union’s youth project, and secondly to find partners (in which she succeeded), with whom she would cooperate on implementing projects in the very near future. When applying for the project, Mrs. Korson wanted to find new information and to meet interesting people. Participants were able to receive a lot of useful information during workshops, such as printed materials with basic ideas on how to apply for different projects. Meanwhile, European Commission representatives explained precisely how to apply for the projects (“Youth Exchange”, “Voluntary Service”, etc.). According to SlavianaKorson, the differences between the Youth projects and the main actionswere very clearly presented step by step, from the first idea to implementation. “I think it was a very valuable event,” she said. The event was organised by the European Commission in cooperation with the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs of Republic of Armenia, together with the SALTO Eastern Europe and Caucasus Resource Centre. For more information: EU Youth website: http://ec.europa.eu/youth/youth-in-action-programme/overview_en.htm