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Youth in the World

"Youth in the World" aims at promoting exchanges and cooperation in the field of youth and non-formal education with other regions of the world.

"Youth in the World" supports projects involving young people and organisations from the so-called 'Partner Countries', an expression which identifies all countries which can be involved in the Youth in Action Programme but which are not defined as 'Programme Countries'.

 

Youth Exchanges:

·  What: an opportunity for one or more groups of young people to host or to be hosted by a group from another country in order to participate together in a joint programme of activities.

·  Participants: groups of young people aged between 13 and 25 from a Programme Country, or a Neighbouring Partner Country

·  Place: the exchange activity may take place in a Programme country or in a Neighbouring Partner Country

·  Who can apply: non-profit organisations or associations, local and regional public bodies located in either a Programme Country or in a country in South East Europe. Projects should involve one or more partners from a Neighbouring Partner Country and at least one EU Member State.

 

Training and Networking Projects:

·  What: Cooperation and partnerships, training measures and exchange of good practice for the development of youth organisations and civil society actors involved in youth work.

·  A training- and networking project is developed in view of implementing one of the following activities: job shadowing (practical learning experience), feasibility visit, evaluation meeting, study visit, partnership-building activity, seminar, training course, networking

·  Priority will be given to projects reflecting the general priorities of the programme, i.e. participation of young people, cultural diversity, European citizenship and social inclusion

·  Place: the exchange activity may take place in a Programme country or in a Neighbouring Partner Country except in a Mediterranean Partner Country.

·  Who can apply: non-profit organisations or associations, local and regional public bodies located in either a Programme Country or in a country in South East Europe. Projects should involve at least two partners from a Neighbouring Partner Country and at least one EU Member State.

 

How to apply: Different procedures have to be followed depending on the place where the Youth Exchange takes place and the applicant submitting the application. Please read the Programme Guidelines for further details.

 

Deadlines:
For projects that are selected at national level, there are three  application deadlines a year:

Projects starting between

Application deadline

1 May and 31 October

1 February

1 August and 31 January

1 May

1 January and 30 June

1 October

 

 

 

 


For all projects selected at European level, there are three application deadlines a year:

Projects starting between

Application deadline

1 August and 31 December

1 February

1 December and 30 April

3 June

1 March and 31 July

3 September



 

Participants:

·  Programme Countries: 27 EU Member States, the EFTA (Iceland, Liechtenstein,  Norway and Switzerland), Turkey, Croatia,  and third countries that have signed agreements with the Community relevant to the youth field.

·  Neighbouring Partner Countries:
- South East Europe: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Former Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia.
- Eastern Europe and Caucasus: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russian Federation, Ukraine.
- Mediterranean Partner Countries: Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestinian Authority of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Syria, Tunisia.

·  Other Partner Countries of the World: prioritising Latin America, ACP Countries, i.e. Africa, the Pacific and Caribbean countries, and Asia.
 

Contact your national Youth Agency for all relevant details. A list can be found on: http://ec.europa.eu/youth/youth/contacts_en.htm#natagen