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What do you want to achieve with this project?

The campaign argues that structural EU funding to youth organisations needs to significantly increase. We request that operational funding reaches 5% of the overall Erasmus+ budget in the field of youth on a yearly basis (from 1,88% that it is now). We claim that this can only be sustainable through a series of policy interventions in the system of allocation and the terms of operation of the youth sector on the EU level.

Do you need help to put your idea into practice?

Our aim is to reach 200 co-signing organisations that active in the field of youth, by October 15, 2020. We wish all organisations who share our vision and agenda for a more sustainable youth sector, in terms of impact, finances and structure, across Europe to co-sign our policy document and disseminate further to their network.

What are the details of the project?

We, a partnership of over 60 civil society organisations across Europe, have just launched our pan-European campaign “Life beyond EU Funding: Imagining a Different Role for Youth Organisations in Europe”. In achieving a more sustainable environment for youth organisations across Europe, WE WANT YOU ON BOARD!

Youth organisations are agents of change, not just service providers! This role is primarily earned through the efforts of the organisations themselves and their capacity to be resilient and faithful to their vision and mission. However, a more favourable environment, supportive of change and experimentation and, essentially, more forgiving to mistakes is also crucial.

We campaign across Europe arguing that structural funding to youth organisations needs to significantly increase. We request that operational funding reaches 5% of the overall Erasmus+ budget in the field of youth on a yearly basis from 1,88% that it is now. This can only be sustainable through a series of policy interventions in the system of allocation and the overall terms of operation of the youth sector on the EU level.

Check out the website of the campaign
Read the policy document
Co-sign the document!