YOUTH IN ACTION - ACTIONS

Action 1 - Youth for Europe Action 1 supports the following sub-Actions:

Sub-Action 1.1 - Youth Exchanges Youth Exchanges offer an opportunity for groups of young people from different countries to meet and learn about each otherís cultures. The groups plan together their Youth Exchange around a theme of mutual interest.

Sub-Action 1.2 - Youth Initiatives Youth Initiatives support group projects designed at local, regional and national level. They also support the networking of similar projects between different countries, in order to strengthen their European aspect and to enhance cooperation and exchanges of experiences between young people.

Sub-Action 1.3 - Youth Democracy Projects Youth Democracy Projects support young peopleís participation in the democratic life of their local, regional or national community, and at international level.

Action 2 - European Voluntary Service The aim of the European Voluntary Service is to support young people's participation in various forms of voluntary activities, both within and outside the European Union. Under this Action, young people take part individually or in groups in non-profit, unpaid activities.

Action 3 - Youth in the World Action 3 supports the following sub-Actions:

Sub-Action 3.1 - Cooperation with the Neighbouring Countries of the European Union This sub-Action supports projects with Neighbouring Partner Countries, namely Youth Exchanges and Training and Networking Projects in the youth field.

Sub-Action 3.2 - Cooperation with Other Countries of the World This sub-Action concerns cooperation in the youth field, in particular the exchange of good practice with Partner Countries from other parts of the world. It encourages exchanges and training of young people and youth workers, partnerships and networks of youth organisations. Grant requests related to this sub-Action are to be submitted following specific calls for proposals managed by the Education Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency in Brussels

Action 4 - Youth Support Systems Action 4 supports the following sub-Actions:

Sub-Action 4.1 - Support to bodies active at European level in the youth field This sub-Action supports the operation of non-governmental organisations active at European level in the youth field that pursue a goal of general European interest (ENGOs). Their activities must contribute to young people's participation in public life and society and the development and implementation of European cooperation activities in the youth field in the broadest sense. grant requests related to this sub-Action are to be submitted following specific calls for proposals managed by the Education Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency.

Sub-Action 4.2 - Support to the European Youth Forum This sub-Action supports the ongoing activities of the European Youth Forum. A grant is awarded every year under this sub-Action.

Sub-Action 4.3 - Training and networking of those active in youth work and youth organisations This sub-Action supports the training of those active in youth work and youth organisations, in particular the exchange of experiences, expertise and good practice as well as activities which may lead to long-lasting quality projects, partnerships and networks. This sub-Action also supports the long-term mobility of youth workers.

Sub-Action 4.4 - Projects encouraging innovation and quality This sub-Action supports projects aimed at introducing, implementing and promoting innovative approaches in the youth field.

Action 5 - Support for European cooperation in the youth field Action 5 supports the following sub-Actions:

Sub-Action 5.1 - Meetings of young people and those responsible for youth policy This sub-Action supports cooperation, seminars and Structured Dialogue between young people, those active in youth work and those responsible for youth policy.

Sub-Action 5.2 - Support for activities to bring about better knowledge of the youth field This sub-Action supports the identification of existing knowledge relating to the priorities in the youth field, established in the framework of the Open Method of Coordination.

Sub-Action 5.3 - Co-operation with international organisations This sub-Action will be used to support the European Unionís cooperation with international organisations working in the youth field, in particular the Council of Europe, the United Nations or its specialised institutions.