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Grant name International Youth Meeting (category A)
Grant webpage galadriel.coe.int/fej/portal/media-type/html/user/anon/page/How_to_grantA
Foundation name European Youth Foundation
Foundation webpage galadriel.coe.int/fej/portal/media-type/html/user/anon/page/FEJ_presentation
Grant Category Human Rights,Women Participation,Young people,Mobility,Democracy,Disadvantaged people,Other
Project Level International,Regional
Target Region Europe
Contact Person responsible for dealing with funding applications
Full name Ms. Bente Møller Poulsen
Street & Number
City & Post Code
Region & Country
Phone 1 Tel. +33 3 88 41 32 05
Phone 2
Fax 1
Fax 2
Cellular 1
Cellular 2
Email bente.moller-poulsencoe.int
Web page
Kind of projects funded
Which are the foundation’s/grant’s priorities (goals, objectives)? Priorities and programmes of the youth sector of the Council of Europe 2003 to 2005

Overall objective

To empower young people, through non-formal education and participation methods, to play an active role in the strengthening of civil society in Europe and to find ways of meeting both the challenges facing them and their aspirations. To promote and support the development of youth policies in Europe.

Priorities 2003 to 2005

The Council of Europe has set the following priorities in the youth sector for the period 2003 to 2005:

the promotion of intercultural dialogue and peace;
human rights education and the promotion of human dignity and social cohesion;
participation and democratic citizenship;
support in defining and developing appropriate youth policies.
Youth programme 2003 to 2005

The priorities of the youth sector as described above are reflected in the following five sub-programmes and their specific objectives:

Youth promoting intercultural dialogue and peace

Objectives:

to promote intercultural dialogue as a pre-requisite for the development of a "culture of peace";
to support young people and youth organisations contributing to democratic stability, peace and intercultural dialogue in conflict areas;
to encourage governments to promote youth intercultural education as a contribution to democratic stability;
to provide practitioners in the fields of peace education and intercultural education with materials and training relevant for their work.
In 2005, this programme will focus on

the role of religion in intercultural dialogue;
education for peace;
intercultural dialogue in the Mediterranean basin;
youth and globalisation with an emphasis on intercultural and conflict prevention aspects;
conflict transformation through multicultural activities and support to youth NGOs projects aimed at confidence-building in conflict regions.
Youth promoting human rights and social cohesion

Objectives:

to deepen the understanding and developing educational and other responses to persistent violations of human dignity, such as social exclusion, violence, racism, intolerance and discrimination;
to empower young people, in particular the most vulnerable groups, and those working with them to develop strategies and activities to address racism, xenophobia, discrimination and gender-based forms of violence affecting them;
to develop and create access to educational tools and methodological resources for use by practitioners in human rights education across Europe and the Mediterranean region;
to consolidate and further develop European networks of trainers, multipliers and youth organisations active in promoting human rights;
to support the establishment and development of pilot projects and activities on human rights education and to disseminate their results.
In 2005, this programme will focus on

human rights education;
prevention and management of youth violence in general and gender based violence in particular;
the participation of minority youth leaders in public life;
access of young people to social rights;
"diversity and cohesion" addressing racism, antisemitism, discrimination and social exclusion;
measures aimed at preventing Islam phobia affecting young people.
Youth participation and democratic citizenship

Objectives:

to encourage and empower young people, in particular from disadvantaged and minority groups, to actively participate in public life and democratic processes;
to encourage and support equal participation of young men and women in public life and political processes more specifically;
to support the development of democratic and pluralistic youth structures and the training of young democratic leaders;
to promote and support the dialogue between young people and decision makers in political life.
In 2005, this programme will focus on

participation of young people in the formulation and implementation of youth policies;
participation of young people in political life;
European citizenship in youth work;
young women`s participation and citizenship in the Mediterranean basin.
Youth policy development and research

Objectives:

to specify the overall objective of `mainstreaming youth' in specific areas such as human rights, anti-racism, children and family policies, social cohesion, civil society development, non-formal education and participation;
to develop standards for youth policies at national and local levels including the use of youth policy indicators;
to develop a better understanding of youth problems and to formulate policy recommendations as required;
to improve youth information structures and processes;
to advise governments of member states on youth policy development and review.
In 2005, this programme will focus on

youth policy formulation and implementation;
information and counselling for young people;
development and implementation of
Who can apply? An international non-governmental youth organisation or network acting alone or together with one or more international or national youth organisations or networks;

A national or local non-governmental youth organisation or network, if the meeting is organised in co-operation with an international non-governmental organisation or network or with at least three other NGOs or networks from different Council of Europe member states.

Another type of non-governmental structure involved in youth work, if the meeting is organised by and involves NGOs or networks from at least four different Council of Europe member states.
Procedure for making an application
Is there an application? How do we find it? Yes.
New! Procedure for submitting applications to the EYF
On 10 March 2004 the European Youth Foundation will introduce a computerised system to manage the registration of youth NGOs, grant applications and follow up. On the web site of the EYF, youth NGOs will be able to register with the EYF, submit their projects online and monitor the progress of the applications and the administrative follow up.

It has been possible to introduce this new system thanks also to the partial financial support of the UIC (International Union of Railways).

The new system is accessible via the following browsers: Internet Explorer versions 5.0 and 6.0, Netscape version 7.0.

The first step for youth NGOs will be to register with the EYF.

FOR YOUTH NGOs AND NETWORKS WHICH HAVE ALREADY APPLIED TO THE EYF OVER THE PAST YEARS

For those organisations which have applied to the EYF over the past years, the Secretariat has entered basic information into the database (name of the organisation, registration number and e-mail address), in order to keep track of the past of the EYF.

As from today, these organisations are invited to contact the EYF Secretariat on the following e-mail: eyf.registration@coe.int to receive their temporary registration number and password and information on the procedure to follow. Once the new system is in place (i.e. after 10 March 2004), each organisation should fill in the rest of the information required on the registration form (address, contact person, etc.).

Without a correctly filled in registration form that has been validated by the Secretariat, organisations will not be able to submit their applications online.

This registration is important for those organisations wishing to submit applications online to the EYF for the next deadline for applications: 1 April 2004. Please note that the first deadline for applications for pilot projects on Human Rights Education is also 1 April 2004, and not 15 March as originally announced.

This procedure is less urgent for those organisations which are not submitting an application to the EYF in the immediate future.

FOR YOUTH NGOs AND NETWORKS WHICH ARE FIRST-TIME APPLICANTS TO THE EYF

The first step for youth NGOs will be to register with the EYF as from 10 March 2004.

Without a correctly filled in registration form that has been validated by the Secretariat, organisations will not be able to submit their applications online.

Please do not send your applications before the new system is in place.

This registration is important for those organisations wishing to submit applications online to the EYF for the next deadline for applications: 1 April 2004. Please note that the first deadline for applications for pilot projects on Human Rights Education is also 1 April 2004, and not 15 March as originally announced.

This procedure is less urgent for those organisations which are not submitting an application in the immediate future.

N.B.: This new procedure does not concern the submission of applications for study sessions to be held in co-operation with the European Youth Centres.
Is there a deadline for applications? Deadlines for applications are:

1 April 2004
For activities taking place between 1 October 2004 and 30 June 2005

1 October 2004
For activities taking place between 1 April and 31 December 2005
When is it best to apply? Before deadlines
Selection procedure for applicants?
Who decides how much to allocate? The EYF
What is the maximum amount / percentage of the total project cost awarded per project? Up to 66%
Should any additional documents be included with the application? No, except of the bylaws and description of the applying organization.
Does the grant require the US tax exempt status (501(c)(3) nonprofit status) in order to apply? NO.
Additional Info/Follow-up
Comments It is a very good grant!
Additional info/Follow-up and history between this foundation and/or specific grant and IFMSA international and/or IFMSA members (NMOs) IFMSA has applied twice for this grant in the past (April 2004, October 2004). Due to problems with the very high budget, IFMSA did not get the grant.
Last update by Kostas Stellos
Last update of data (GMT) 17/07/2004
   
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