The European Youth Foundation (EYF) supports Pilot activities, which are open to regional networks, national and local youth NGOs, and implemented at local, regional and national level. Pilot activities can also be carried out by international NGOs/networks, as part of their annual work plan and in co-operation with local NGOs.
Pilot activities are “interventions”: they need to respond to a challenge young people are facing in society (mainly at local or regional level), use non-formal methodology and have a clear local impact.
A pilot activity addresses a specific societal challenge linked to the local context in which it takes place.
In 2020, EYF identified the following priorities for pilot activities:
Access to rights
Youth participation and youth work
Inclusive and peaceful societies
The 2021 priorities for pilot activities will be defined by the Joint Council on Youth at its next meeting in October 2020.
In view of an increasing number of applications, and in order to better match the needs of youth NGOs, the EYF Secretariat would like to consult EYF-registered youth organisations about the issues they consider essential to address at local and national level in 2021.
The EYF invites you to suggest a maximum of two priority topics for pilot activities at local and national level in 2021, briefly explaining why you believe that these should be supported by the EYF.
Your proposals will have to reflect the overall priorities of the youth sector of the Council of Europe for 2020 – 2021 (see EYF website) and reach the EYF Secretariat: [email protected] by 1 September 2020 at the latest.