Special call for pilot activities in support of young people from Ukraine

Deadline for applications: 31 October 2023

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Following the decision of the Council of Europe’s Joint Council of Youth on 12 October 2022, the European Youth Foundation (EYF) is launching a special call to support young people from Ukraine. This initiative responds to the current needs expressed by the Ukrainian authorities and stakeholders in the field of youth.

Youth organisations in Ukraine or youth organisations working with young people from Ukraine in the member states of the Council of Europe are invited to submit applications for this special call for EYF pilot activity grants. The activities must be designed for, support and involve young people from Ukraine affected by the war. Projects can be submitted at any time during the period from 3 November 2022 to 31 October 2023 or until the funds are exhausted.

Conditions to apply

The purpose of this initiative is to support young people from Ukraine affected by the war through civil society and youth work interventions, within the framework of the values of the Council of Europe. Project applications can include activities such as peer to peer learning and support, trainings and workshops, information and counselling, awareness raising and capacity building for young people, youth workers and youth leaders, meetings of young people from Ukraine, analysis, research and other actions that are based on the principles and practice of youth work. Activities may have a local, regional or national scope, and can also include activities in a local cross-border context. Activities may be implemented in person, online and in hybrid formats.

Project applications will be assessed based on the EYF criteria for pilot projects. A successful project will:

  • be a youth activity prepared, run and managed by a local, regional or national non-governmental youth organisation and involving young people from Ukraine.
  • be an activity that supports young people from Ukraine affected by the war in their daily life, rights, and to navigate their challenges and access their rights.
  • be an activity related to a local need and that brings an added value to the lives of young people from Ukraine.
  • follow the basic principles of youth work, in particular the promotion of intercultural dialogue and understanding and the promotion and protection of human rights and democracy.
  • be in line with the values of the Council of Europe and its priorities in the field of youth.

Projects must have a start date at least 6 weeks after the submission date.

Projects that support the war effort are not eligible for this special call. The grant cannot not be used for purchasing and/or promoting goods or services for humanitarian and/or military-related actions.