Action 5 – Support Measures

Call for submission of innovative co-operation, training and information projects DG.
In the previous years, these Calls referred to the submission of “large-scale” projects. The name of the Call was changed to put bigger emphasis on the fact that the Commission intends to support innovative projects in the context of this Call and does explicitly not aim at supporting standard activities of organisations or networks.

The priority themes of the Call DG EAC N°85/04, published in the Official Journal C30 of 5 February 2005, are

1.Cultural diversity and tolerance: projects promoting cultural diversity and tolerance and addressing non-violent conflict transformation by facilitating dialogue and joint activities of young people from multicultural, multiethnic and multifaith backgrounds;

2.Less favoured regions: projects aiming at the inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities who face multiple obstacles in geographical (e.g. deprived urban areas, isolated rural areas or islands) and socio-economic terms. Projects need to address how young people can deal with issues of concern to them (participation, decision making, education and training, employment, housing …). They should lead to an increase in self-confidence, new skills and competencies and have a positive impact on the young persons’ educational or professional pathway;

3.Eastern Europe - Caucasus - South East Europe: projects aiming at enhancing the promotion and visibility of the Youth programme in Eastern Europe (Eastern neighbouring countries of the enlarged EU: Belarus, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine), the Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia) or South East Europe (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro), with a focus on training of regional multipliers as well as the development of networks and partnerships among stakeholders in the field of youth in these countries;

4. Innovation in youth work: Projects aimed at developing and implementing innovative methods of youth work. Innovative aspects may, for example, concern content and objectives, working methods, the involvement of partners from different backgrounds or the dissemination of information;

5. Co-operation between local or regional authorities and youth NGOs: Projects under this theme have to be clearly focused on one of the priorities of the Youth programme. They have to be submitted by local or regional authorities and shall involve non-profit organisations active in the field of youth from partner countries, leading to a strong trans-national partnership between these entities.

Projects must clearly meet one of these priorities mentioned in the Call. Projects must be innovative and show new approaches on how to deal with the priority themes mentioned. Projects have to involve partner organisations from at least four different countries (including the applicant), must have a strong transnational European component and must involve young people and youth workers in the preparation, implementation and follow-up of activities. This enumeration is not exhaustive, for the full list of selection and award criteria, please see the text of the Call.

Please pay attention to the fact that only applications which comply with the eligibility criteria mentioned in the Call will be subject of an in-depth evaluation.

Projects must be of a duration of at least 18 months in order to ensure that the activity is sustainable. If justified, a maximum duration of up to 3 years will be accepted.

Applicants have to choose between two different project/budget formats depending on the type of activities/instruments they want to use.

The maximum funding amount per project will not exceed EUR 100.000 per year (12 months) of activity and the maximum grant will not exceed EUR 300.000.

The deadline for submitting applications is March 31, 2005, at the latest.

For further details, please consult the full text of the Call

Call for proposals DG EAC 85/04 - OJ C30 - 5 February 2005

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