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Grant name The Solidarity Fund for Youth Mobility
Grant webpage
Foundation name The Council of Europe and the International Union of Railways (UIC)
Foundation webpage
Grant Category Young people,Mobility
Project Level International
Target Region Europe
Contact Person responsible for dealing with funding applications
Full name Jean-Claude LAZARO
Street & Number Directorate of Youth and Sport, 30, rue Pierre de
City & Post Code F - 67000 STRASBOURG
Region & Country France
Phone 1 +33 3 88 41 26 85
Phone 2
Fax 1 +33 3 88 41 27 77
Fax 2
Cellular 1
Cellular 2
Web page
Kind of projects funded
Which are the foundation’s/grant’s priorities (goals, objectives)? The Fund caters solely for young people from underprivileged backgrounds or economically underdeveloped areas and is intended to cover the rail travel (second class) of these young people participating in international educational activities. It does not assist tourist travel. To qualify for assistance, projects must involve at least two countries and a minimum of ten people travelling together.

Only group projects are eligible for support (minimum 10 people).
Financial support offered by the Fund is made in the form of a grant, the amount of which is determined by the Management Board, paid to the applicant organisation on receipt of the original rail travel tickets purchased (ie the financial support is on the form of a reimbursement meaning that the organisation ?or the participants- has to pay in advance the travel costs)
Who can apply? - Young people from countries or regions which are lagging behind economically or which are undergoing serious recession causing high unemployment.

- Young people who have not had the benefit of a full education or extra teaching, who have little knowledge of foreign languages and who face financial problems.

- Young people from peripheral regions, for whom the cost of travel is much higher than for young people living in the centre of Europe.

- Young apprentices who intend to take up a trade or craft activity, but who do not have sufficient finances to cover the travel costs for their training project.
A "mobility project" involves:

- A precise definition of the aims pursued by the participants and, if appropriate, by the organising NGYO.
- Identification of the partners in the host country to which the participants will be travelling and, if appropriate, of the organising NGYO.
- An introduction to the host country and to the challenges of the intercultural situation.
- Appropriate reception arrangements and accommodation which facilitates meetings and exchanges.
- Formal and informal contact with local people.
- Giving participants the opportunity, at the end of the project, to assess their experience and insights and to compare the project as a whole with the aims set out in the programme.
Procedure for making an application
Is there an application? How do we find it? The grant application form must be filled out in full in English or French (the Council of Europe's working languages) online on the Solidarity Fund for Youth Mobility (FSMJ) web site. The information supplied should give a clear idea of the activity's aims and content.
Is there a deadline for applications? one month before the project begins
When is it best to apply? Applications should be received at least one month before the project begins.
Selection procedure for applicants?
Who decides how much to allocate? The Management Board
What is the maximum amount / percentage of the total project cost awarded per project? The Fund may reimburse only international rail travel (2nd class) for young people travelling to take part in an international mobility project . In exceptional cases and on the basis of a documented and argued request, the Management Board may derogate from this rule.
Should any additional documents be included with the application? - Applications must include:
• a clear and concise description of the aims, programme and working methods;
• a clear description of the participants' profile, geographical origin, age and the recruitment methods used as well as their disadvantaged situation;
• an estimation of the rail travel costs for the participants involved.
Does the grant require the US tax exempt status (501(c)(3) nonprofit status) in order to apply? Yes. Only The tax-exempt organizations that satisfy the requirements of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Additional Info/Follow-up
Comments I think it will be a good source for funding the IFMSA workshop , International training and the international conferences
Additional info/Follow-up and history between this foundation and/or specific grant and IFMSA international and/or IFMSA members (NMOs) Third Annual International Pre – IFMSA Workshop
"Stop Tuberculosis". Egmond aan Zee, The Netherlands.
31st July – 3rd August 2003
Grant requested from the FSMJ
20 train travel tickets "2nd class train fare" from the following countries to Egmond aan Zee, the Netherlands.
Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Spain, Switzerland, Macedonia, Turkey and Ukraine.
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Last update of data (GMT) 05/06/2004
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