Donor: European Youth Foundation (EYF)
Application procedure: Online Application
Donor base: France
Reference number: -
Eligible applicants: Non-Profit Organisation
Deadline: ongoing

Financial details

Grant size: Small - up to $100,000
Minimum grant size: -
Total available budget: -
Funding type: Grants, Other
Maximum grant size: 20.000€
Funding ratio: Co-funding required


  • Children & Youth
  • Education

Project Locations

  1. Europe

      Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine


1) Objective

The European Youth Foundation (EYF) is a fund established in 1972 by the Council of Europe to provide financial and educational support for European youth activities. An international activity is an international meeting of young people or youth leaders in Europe which contribute to the work of the youth sector of the Council of Europe in topic, methodology and with a clear European dimension. Until now, four working days were considered as a minimum duration for an international activity based on the principles of non-formal education/learning. However, in order to adapt to NGOs’ needs, the EYF will no longer consider this duration as a hard criterion. Nevertheless, the EYF will continue to assess grant applications on the basis of their merit and the quality of the programme provided. NGOs applying for activities lasting less than four days will have to convince the EYF that the activity is based on a non-formal education approach.

Special attention will be given to applications integrating a gender perspective. This should be clearly explained in the grant application. Gender perspective does not mean having an equal number of female and male participants. You should try to develop your project looking through different gender glasses, taking into account the needs of young women and men.

2) Eligibility

The following hard criteria are a requirement for an international activity: (1) participants must represent at least 7 Council of Europe member states; (2) it has to be run by an international team (4 nationalities represented in the project team); (3) 75 % of participants under 30 years old; (4) a gender and geographical balance must be ensured; and (5) a gender perspective is taken into account throughout the whole process.

3) Location

Action must take place in Europe.

4) Budget

The maximum grant allocated is €20,000. The EYF will cover up to two-thirds of the total real costs of the activity. NGOs need to find additional resources to cover the remaining one-third. Participant’s travel, accommodation and food are covered. Also trainer/expert fees, production of material and renting of rooms and equipment. Volunteer time can be included up to a maximum of 10% of the total budget. The volunteer cannot be paid (travel, accommodation, food can be covered) but the monetary value of the volunteers’s contribution can be included in expenditure and income.

5) Application

Applicants are encouraged to apply online. Deadline is always 1 April for activities to be carried out between 1 January and 30 June (1st half of the following year) and 1 October for activities to be carried out between 1 April and 31 December (2nd half of the following year).

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