Youth in Action          mobilising        the potential            of young          EuropeansYouth Volunteering:        ...
ȩ2FCWȩBCPGTCȩRFCȩ@CLCȏȩRȩ                               of new experience by acquiring new skills, and                    ...
ͷȧ 2FPMSEFȩȏȩPQRF?LBȩCVNCPGCLACȩMDȩMRFCPȩASJRSPCQȩ          to form decisions on their own next steps —                   ...
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Y O U T H          V O L U N T E E R I N G       32. Helping young people into the                        RFCȩWMSLEȩNCMNJC...
ȩ2FCQCȩ?PCȩ?JJȩNCMNJCȩUFMȩ         practical skills. The non-formal learning methodsdid not complete secondary education a...
people of Arabic or South American extraction,HM@JCQQȩ?LBȩMLȩ@CLCȏRQȩ?LBȩUGRFȩFGQRMPGCQȩGLAJSBGLEȩ   The organisations inv...
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  1. 1. Youth in Action mobilising the potential of young EuropeansYouth Volunteering: personal challenges, social objectives T he European Voluntary Service enables young people to go abroad to provide unpaid service for a maximum of one year. This is a true learning process in which young people face challenges in an unknown environment, and learn to exploit their own potential and abilities, developing self-confidence and independence that is useful at any stage of their subsequent lives. It is for young people who want to express solidarity by engaging in culture, youth, sport, social care, civil protection, environment, post- APGQGQȩQGRS?RGMLQȩCRA
  2. 2. ȩ2FCWȩBCPGTCȩRFCȩ@CLCȏȩRȩ of new experience by acquiring new skills, and RFCWȩ@CLCȏ ȩRȩJMA?JȩAMKKSLGRGCQȩ@WȩFCJNGLEȩ among others, disabled, elderly or homeless people, young prisoners, people addicted to alcohol and drugs, children or youth, and cultural institutions. ͷ Youth in Action Programme
  3. 3. ͷȧ 2FPMSEFȩȏȩPQRF?LBȩCVNCPGCLACȩMDȩMRFCPȩASJRSPCQȩ to form decisions on their own next steps — right around the world, the young people including in professional terms — in a more involved broaden their perspectives, develop informed fashion, and employers value the tolerance, understanding, and a sense of skills and maturity that participants acquire. a common identity and responsibility. The This fact sheet presents some examples of the awareness of diversity also helps young people thousands of projects completed so far. Some of the manyYouth Volunteering projects completed so far The volunteer 1. New experience giving new the activities. She played games and sports with RMMI–?–ĺ–PQR– @LKȎABK@B the children, socialised with them and increased their interest in art and culture, helped them in QRCN–?JMLE–FCP– A volunteer from Mauritius, who had spent some the canteen and during lunch time, and developed workshops.N?RFU?W–RMU?PBQ– years in care homes in Italy, went for two months to Portugal in 2010 as part of a tailor-made inclusion Thanks to the cooperation between Italy and BGQAMTCPGLE–FCP– project, mentored by Cemea del Mezzogiorno .MPRSE?JȩRFCȩTMJSLRCCPȩRMMIȩ?ȩȏȩPQRȩQRCNȩ?JMLEȩFCPȩ MUL–GBCLRGRW– Onlus. This is an organisation that cooperates with pathway towards discovering her own identity, RMU?PBQ–EPC?RCP– the Italian juvenile court system and with social QCPTGACQȩRMȩQSNNMPRȩRFCȩGLAJSQGMLȩMDȩWMSLEȩMȎ ȩCLBCPQȩ RMU?PBQȩEPC?RCPȩQCJDAMLȏ ȩBCLACȩ?LBȩRMU?PBQȩ?ȩ positive relationship with society. She subsequently QCJDAMLĺ –BCLAC– in society. It runs centres with activities focused DCJRȩAMLȏȩBCLRȩCLMSEFȩRMȩPCRSPLȩRMȩ+?SPGRGSQ
  4. 4. ?LB–RMU?PBQ– on the personal development of youngsters, QRGKSJ?RGLEȩAPC?RGTGRWȩ?LBȩN?PRGAGN?RGMLȩ?LBȩMȎ ȩCPGLEȩ ?–NMQGRGTC– RFCȩMNNMPRSLGRWȩRMȩ?AOSGPCȩ?@GJGRGCQȩ?LBȩQNCAGȏȩAȩ Project funded by PCJ?RGMLQFGN–UGRF– competencies. the Youth in Action national agency in Italy The volunteer took care of young children in a Hosting organisation: QMAGCRW centre. She supervised them, and helped the ͬ CEMEA del Mezzogiorno onlus, Italy. Sending organisation: educators in the development and planning of ͬ Associação Juvenil de Peniche, Portugal.
  5. 5. Y O U T H V O L U N T E E R I N G 32. Helping young people into the RFCȩWMSLEȩNCMNJCȩGLȩNPMHCARQȩRF?RȩRFCWȩȏLBȩ@MRFȩ TLOIA LC BJMILVJBKQ meaningful and manageable. 2FC–NPMHCAR–MĶCPQ–Over the course of two years, ITER is giving the Participation has developed skills that improve LCU–CVNCPGCLACQ– job prospects, but the most striking achievementchance to do voluntary service to some 40 young GQȩRFCȩBGȎCPCLACȩGLȩRFCȩU?WȩRFCȩWMSLEȩNCMNJCȩQCCȩ GL–?–UGBCP–AMLRCVR–people with few opportunities and from widely RFCKQCJTCQȩP?RFCPȩRF?LȩRFCȩ?AOSGQGRGMLȩMDȩQNCAGȏAȩ ?R–RFC–Q?KC–BGȎCPGLEȩ@?AIEPMSLBQ
  6. 6. ȩ2FCQCȩ?PCȩ?JJȩNCMNJCȩUFMȩ practical skills. The non-formal learning methodsdid not complete secondary education and had no bring added value at European level by developing RGKC–NPMKMRGLE–natural pathways into employment, thus exposing their cultural awareness and expression. ITER has CKNJMWKCLR–?LB– received coverage in the media and distributesthem to the risk of permanent exclusion. information in youth centres and social service GLAJSQGML–GL–QMAGCRWRecent participants were six Swedish-born young MȑACQ
  7. 7. people of Arabic or South American extraction,HM@JCQQȩ?LBȩMLȩ@CLCȏRQȩ?LBȩUGRFȩFGQRMPGCQȩGLAJSBGLEȩ The organisations involved in this project are DPMKȩ#QRMLG?ȩ$P?LACȩ?LBȩ1UCBCLȩ?LBȩRFCȩNPMHCARȩcriminal records, drug abuse, mental illness, and combines funding from the European Voluntarytroubled family relations — a target group which 1CPTGACȩ?LBȩDPMKȩRFCȩ#SPMNC?Lȩ1MAG?Jȩ$SLBȩ˜ȩGQȩBGȑASJRȩRMȩPC?AFȩ?LBȩRMȩKMRGT?RC
  8. 8. ȩ$MPȩNCPGMBQȩ ?JJMUGLEȩCȎCARGTCȩNPCN?P?RGMLȩMDȩWMSLEȩNCMNJCȩ?LBȩranging from a few weeks to a couple of months providing for extensive follow-up and evaluation.GLȩzȩRFCȩNPMHCARȩMȎCPQȩN?PRGAGN?LRQȩLCUȩexperiences in a wider context, at the same time Project funded bypromoting employment and inclusion in society. The the Youth in Action national agency in Swedenproject prepares and motivates the young people Hosting organisations: ͬ Continuous Action MTÜ, Estonia;in advance, then captures their experiences when ͬ Estonian Unesco Youth Association, Estonia;they return home by including them in activities and ͬȩ QQMAG?RGMLȩ!GRPSQȩ$P?LAC ͬ Maison des Bateleurs — Solidarites-jeunesses Poitou-Charentes,coaching, and opening up new gateways to training $P?LACand education. The activities — focusing on art, ͬȩ 1MJGB?PGRĸQȩ(CSLCQQC4GJJ?ECQȩBCQȩHCSLCQȩ 4?SLGķPCQ ȩ$P?LAC
  9. 9. RFC?RPCȩ?LBȩCLTGPMLKCLRȩ˜ȩPCȐCARȩRFCȩBGȎCPCLRȩ Sending organisation:interests and needs of the individual participants. ͬ The Committee for Allocation of Social Welfare, Gothenburg,Cooperating partner organisations aim to engage Sweden.3. Promoting volunteering and with guidance for the web page for networking The volunteer UGRFȩGLRCPL?RGML?JȩTMJSLRCCPQȩR?IGLEȩN?PRȩGLȩRFCȩȏL?Jȩ event. She also developed a photo exhibition of BCTCJMNCB–FCP–The youth council of Slovakia hosted a volunteerfrom Portugal for eight months in 2010 in a project volunteers’ views of Slovakia, ‘The others’ Slovakia’, DMPCGEL–J?LES?EC–aimed at promoting volunteering and its value for as a personal project. The volunteer developed her ?@GJGRGCQ–?LB–FCP–an individual as well as for the life of a community. foreign language abilities and her skills in projectThrough 50 local community projects across the management and communication, and improved her QIGJJQ–GL–NPMHCAR–country, more than 5 000 children and young awareness of other cultures. K?L?ECKCLR–?LB–people in Slovakia had the opportunity to becomeinvolved in a nationwide campaign entitled ‘72 Project funded by AMKKSLGA?RGML– the Youth in Action national agency in Slovakiahours without compromise’. ?LB–GKNPMTCB– Hosting organisation:The volunteer promoted this event, and provided ͬȩ 0?B?ȩKJıBCēCȩ1JMTCLQI?ȩ 0+1 ȩ1JMT?IG?
  10. 10. FCP–GLRCPASJRSP?J– Sending organisation:the organisations involved in it with logistical ͬ AAUM Rádio Universitária do Minho, Seccao Cultural de ?U?PCLCQQsupport and assistance in the media campaign, Radiodifusao e Comunicacao, Portugal. 3
  11. 11. 4 Y O U T H I N A C T I O N 4. An Estonian goes to a The project aimed to raise the level of cultural -IBPQFKFK OBCRDBB @JM and social awareness among local young people, to help them realise their own ambitions. The An Estonian NGO worked with the Jafra TMJSLRCCPQȩNPMEP?KKCQȩFCJNCBȩȏ ȩJJȩE?NQȩGLȩRFCȩ Palestinian youth centre from Syria on youngsters’ knowledge of culture and arts and a project entitled ‘Euromed mosaic of gave them a greater sense of their art and culture’. It involved a 12-month 2FCPC–U?Q–?L– own powers. The volunteer gained too individual voluntary service in 2010 GLAPC?QC–GL– through working with refugees and developing communication and social and 2011 at the heart of the Yarmouk ASJRSP?J–?LB–QMAG?J– skills and increased tolerance to people camp, near Damascus, containing 130 000 Palestinian residents — one ?U?PCLCQQ–?KMLE– DPMKȩBGȎ ȩCPCLRȩ@?AIEPMSLBQ
  13. 13. ȩȓ ȩCPȩ of the biggest Palestinian refugee JMA?J–WMSRF–?LB– witnessing the beginning of the popular camps in the Middle East. The youth centre arranges activities that allow ?–EPC?RCP–QCLQC– unrest there in March 2011, she took a young people in the camp to spend ?KMLE–RFCK–MD– one-month break, but then returned to their free time usefully, and to learn Syria. She said that the longer she lives more about their cultural origins. A RFCGP–MUL–NMUCPQ in the region the better she understands volunteer from Estonia chose to go to the people there. Syria to work with Palestinian children because Project funded by of her interest in Arabic culture and language. the Youth in Action national agency in Estonia She organised and ran camps, workshops and Hosting organisation: exhibitions of arts and culture, using games, Jafra Youth Center, Syria. ͬ puppet shows, discussions and sports, and taught Sending organisation: English. Explore NGO, Estonia. ͬ4 T E ST I MO N I A L S ‘ 5GRF–RFC–#SPMNC?L 4MJSLR?PW–1CPTGAC––A?L ‘ #TCPW–UCCI––MPE?LGQCB– J?LES?EC–AMSPQCQ– ‘ #TCPW–B?W–RFCPC–GQ–QMKCRFGLE–UMLBCPDSJ– ?LB–CVRP?MPBGL?PW
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  17. 17. ’ -OLJLQFKD RKABOPQKAFKD FK It was part of ‘Europe in the hands of young LPKF KA %BOWBDLSFK people’, which aims to bring together young people DPMKȩBGȎ ȩCPCLRȩ@?AIEPMSLBQȩRMȩNPMKMRCȩRFCGPȩQCLQCȩ A 25-year-old volunteer from Limousin went to of European citizenship, particularly by involving Bosnia and Herzegovina to promote dialogue them in projects at local or international level that @CRUCCLȩNCMNJCȩMDȩBGȎ ȩCPCLRȩPCJGEGMLQȩGLȩ(?HACȩ stimulate inclusion of young people. UFGAFȩQRGJJȩ?ȓ ȩCPȩȩWC?PQȩ@C?PQȩRFCȩQA?PQȩMDȩCRFLGAȩ cleansing in the region. In Omladinski Centar Jajce, Project funded by an association aimed at countering racism, she the Youth in Action national agency in France worked at overcoming all forms of discrimination Hosting organisation: among young people. She worked with them on ͬȩ !0(ȩ*GKMSQGLȩ$P?LAC
  18. 18. contributing to its local magazine, ‘Senzor|, and Sending organisation: ͬ UG Omladinski Centar Jajce, Bosnia and Herzegovina. gave classes in languages and computer use.
  19. 19. Y O U T H V O L U N T E E R I N G 56. Disability is no bar to helping But the experience proved valuable to everyone. The -TCPAMKGLE–FGQ– others volunteer worked in the animal park with its rabbits, NFWQGA?J–@?PPGCPQ– a donkey and a deer. He cleaned the enclosure,A 30-year-old from Rome spent three months JMMICBȩ?ȓ ȩCPȩ?LGK?JQȩ?LBȩUCJAMKCBȩTGQGRGLEȩEPMSNQȩ ?LB–BGQAMTCPGLE– and allowed them to pet the animals. With thein Malta as a European volunteer with the NGO inmates at the centre, he helped during swimming FGQ–?@GJGRGCQ–0?XCRRȩR?JG@@CPGH?ȩLMUȩN?PRȩMDȩRFCȩ$MSLB?RGMLȩDMPȩInclusion — Inspire, which helps children and adults sessions, and even went shopping to buy food for QRPCLERFCLCB–FGQ– the centre. Overcoming his physical barriers andwith learning and physical disabilities to develop discovering his abilities strengthened his self- QCJDAMLĺ –BCLAC–RFCGPȩNMRCLRG?J
  20. 20. ȩRȩMȎ ȩCPQȩ?Lȩ?PP?WȩMDȩRFCP?NCSRGAȩeducational and leisure services to children and AMLȏȩBCLACȩ?LBȩGLBCNCLBCLAC
  21. 21. ȩLBȩFGQȩAMKKGRKCLRȩ ?LB–GLBCNCLBCLACadults with physical and/or learning disabilities, to perform the work assigned to him impressedfree of charge. People with disabilities regularly everyone he worked with. He became an inspirationuse the facilities and participate in events. The himself, and on his return home he resumedNGO initially hesitated, because the young Italian university studies.FGKQCJDȩF?QȩQSȎ ȩCPCBȩDPMKȩ?ȩNFWQGA?JȩBGQ?@GJGRWȩQGLACȩ Project funded bybirth. Working with a foreign volunteer who has a the Youth in Action national agency in MaltaBGQ?@GJGRWȩU?Qȩ?ȩLCUȩAMLACNRȩDMPȩRFCȩACLRPCQȩQR?Ȏ ȩȩ Hosting organisation:and volunteers. ͬ Razzett tal-Hbiberija, Malta. Sending organisation: ͬȩ 1CXGMLCȩ*?XG?JCȩBCJJ?ȩ3*+ȩ 3LGMLCȩR?JG?L?ȩ*MRR?ȩ?JJ?ȩGQRPMDG?ȩ +SQAMJ?PC ȩ-,*31ȩR?JW
  23. 23. 6 Y O U T H I N A C T I O N RFIAFKD IF?OOV FK KDLI The results in terms of skills were improved communication capacities among the young The project ‘Teach in order to learn’ in Luau, a volunteers. They also gained a clearer sense of provincial town in Angola, focused on development, what European identity means — something that cooperation and non-formal education. Twelve they continued to display on their return home, volunteers from Portugal — along with Angolan in a series of meetings with and presentations to young people — took part in this month-long group their peers. But a deeper understanding was also project in 2010, which started with an exploration attained among Portuguese and Angolan young of the education and training needs among local people of their respective cultures — with enhanced children and young people. They visited local openness and tolerance and a greater sense of schools and hospitals to get to know the context civic participation. The project also promoted they were operating in. On that basis, the volunteers international youth work and the concept and built a library from scratch. Three hundred cases practice of volunteering, and brought some new of books were delivered during the project, and ideas to local teachers. Its visibility was reinforced RFCȩTMJSLRCCPQȩAJ?QQGȏCBȩ?LBȩA?R?JMESCBȩRFCKȩ by coverage in local newspapers, newsletters and and organised their incorporation into the new the radio, and by videos that the volunteers made library, along with materials that young people with their partners during the project, and that they from Luau could use there. The library became a distributed widely on their return. cultural centre for extra-school activities, led by the Project funded by volunteers — with plenty of outdoor activities too. the Education, Audiovisual and Culture They also worked with local teachers in developing Executive Agency in Brussels cultural and artistic activities and providing teaching Hosting organisation: ͬ Missão Católica de Luau, Angola. materials ranging from health to information Sending organisations: technology. ͬȩ $#!ȩ˜ȩ$SLB?ĶijMȩ#T?LECJGX?ĶijMȩCȩ!SJRSP?Qȩ.MPRSE?J ͬ Associação Leigos Volontários Dehonianos — ALVD, Portugal. 7 –BCCNCP– SLBCPQR?LBGLE– U?Q–?RR?GLCB–?KMLE–.MPRSESCQC– ?LB–LEMJ?L– WMSLE–NCMNJC–MD– RFCGP–PCQNCARGTC– ASJRSPCQ
  24. 24. Youth Volunteering Youth Youth Youth Youth Youth is part of the Youth Exchanges Initiatives Democracy Volunteering Support in Action programme of the European Union Youth in Action mobilising the potential of young EuropeansYouth in Action is the European Union programme ȧQGELGȏ ȧA?LRȧGKN?AR A survey in March 2011that has helped young people since 2007, through among a representative Youth in Action has had a demonstrable impact sample of participantsnon-formal learning and wider mobility, to boost on the hundreds of thousands of young people it revealed that:their skills as well as giving them new opportunities has involved. The programme has enabled manyto develop their personal capacities. It is open toall young people, regardless of their educational, MDȩRFCKȩRMȩCVNCPGCLACȩMRFCPȩAMSLRPGCQȩȏ ȩPQRȩF?LBȩ 91 % thus developing a greater sense of openness and of young peoplesocial and cultural backgrounds. It encourages understanding of other cultures. And it has provided considered participationintercultural dialogue and the inclusion of all young the young people who have taken part with new increased theirpeople, particularly those with fewer opportunities. QIGJJQȩ?LBȩAMLȏȩBCLAC
  25. 25. ȩ competences in foreignIt strengthens European values everywhere it languages;operates — in the EU and in 140 countries beyond. This is all the more important since for manyIt funds a wide variety of youth activities, includingexchanges, initiatives, democracy projects, and a of the projects, the participants are deliberately 75 % selected from communities and social groups with said they improvedvoluntary service. It also supports youth workers their abilities to identify fewer opportunities. The whole programme has aand civil society organisations through training and opportunities for their QRPMLEȩQMAG?JȩBGKCLQGML
  26. 26. ȩRȩK?ICQȩQNCAGȏ ȩAȩNPMTGQGMLȩnetworking, and promotes European cooperation in personal or professional for involving young people from disadvantagedRFCȩWMSRFȩȏ ȩCJB
  27. 27. future; EPMSNQȩ UGRFȩBGQ?@GJGRGCQȩFC?JRFȩNPM@JCKQȩMPȩQMAG?JȩNoticeable results economic or geographic obstacles, unemployed, UGRFȩCBSA?RGML?JȩBGȑ ȩȩASJRGCQȩQSAFȩ?QȩC?PJWȩQAFMMJȩ 73 % declared they felt moreYouth in Action has a global budget of EUR JC?TCPQȩMPȩDPMKȩBGȎ ȩCPCLRȩASJRSP?Jȩ@?AIEPMSLBQ
  28. 28. ȩ European;885 million for the 2007–13 period, and by 2FCȩCLE?ECKCLRȩMDȩK?LWȩBGȎ ȩCPCLRȩQMAG?JȩEPMSNQȩGQȩthe end of 2010 it had fully used the EUR 549million allocated so far. Its basic premise is that important in ensuring that the European integration project is not restricted only to elites in European 92 % of youth workersinvestment in young people is the best business society. considered they gainedcase for the European Union and it is also the way skills and knowledge theyto make a success of the European integration Attractive learning would not have otherwiseproject. Over the four years 2007–10, more than acquired; Youth in Action makes extensive use of non-formalȩ ȩNCPQMLQȩRMMIȩN?PRȩ ȩȩWMSLEȩNCMNJCȩ?LBȩȩ ȩWMSRFȩUMPICPQ ȩȩȩNPMHCARȩ JC?PLGLEȩRFPMSEFȩ?RRP?ARGTCȩKCRFMBQȩ QSAFȩ?Qȩ UMPIQFMNQȩGLRCPTGCUQȩMPȩQGKSJ?RGMLQ ȩ?LBȩ@?QCBȩMLȩ 73 %applications were submitted and 30 100 projects of youth organisations personal experience outside schools. This promoteswere approved for grants; and Youth in Action said they were doing individual-based teaching, with the emphasis oninvolved around 20 000 youth organisations, more international talents and strengths. Professional facilitatorsinformal groups of young people, or public bodies projects. ensure the learning process is conducted mainly byevery year as promoters of projects. The intense young people themselves, through participation andinvolvement of non-governmental organisations K AAFQFLK peer learning. The non-formal learning experienceand social enterprises is a stimulating example that Youth in Action provides is recognised through the 2010 survey showedfor young people of what it means to be an active ?ȩQNCAGȏȩAȩACPRGȏ ȩA?RCȩA?JJCBȩ?ȩ7MSRFN?QQ
  29. 29. that participants inplayer in society, and many participants in projects the programme havelater become involved themselves in social work. ?ȧQGELGȏȧA?LRJWȧFGEFCPȧ LȩRFCȩBGȎ ȩCPCLRȩCLTGPMLKCLRȩMȎȩCPCBȩ@WȩNPMHCARQȩ young people discover their own potential and voting record in EuropeanThe projects supported range widely across youth elections than their peers. abilities, and exercise new levels of independence?ARGTGRGCQȩ˜ȩCTCPWRFGLEȩDPMKȩP?GQGLEȩRFCȩNPMȏ ȩJCȩMDȩ For instance in 2009, and decision-making. The experience boosts theiryoung people in the media and giving them more 60 % of participants personal development and widens their horizons,of a say, to organising environmental protection voted, compared to an helping them make choices about their further average of 29 % forprojects at local level, creating documentaries on personal and professional life. And they acquire all young people acrosssocial issues such as young people with HIV or competencies that are increasingly valuable in an Europe.exclusion of minorities, or helping inmates in young 60 evolving labour market.ͬ %MȎȩCLBCPQȩGLQRGRSRGMLQȩRMȩ@MMQRȩRFCGPȩMULȩQCJDCQRCCKȩ?LBȩRMȩK?ICȩCȎ ȩMPRQȩRFCKQCJTCQȩRMȩGLRCEP?RCȩinto their community and into wider society. 29 %
  30. 30. NC-30-11-277-EN-CWho can take part in European Voluntary Service projects, and how do they work?The scheme is open to young people 18–30 years values and quality standards are laid down in aMJBȩ ?LBȩRMȩBGQ?BT?LR?ECBȩWMSLEȩNCMNJCȩz
  31. 31. ȩLȩ charter to which organisations must be accredited.individual activity involves one volunteer. A group Mobility takes place mainly within the 33activity involves from 2 to 30 volunteers. Volunteers programme countries: the 27 Member States of@CLCȏ ȩRȩDPMKȩQNCAGȏ ȩAȩRP?GLGLEȩRFPMSEFMSRȩRFCȩ?ARGTGRWȩ the European Union, as well as Croatia, Iceland,and agree in advance on their expected learning Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, and Turkey, butoutcomes, processes and methods. Participation ?JQMȩUGRFGLȩRFCȩȩLCGEF@MSPGLEȩAMSLRPGCQȩ C?QRCPLȩGQȩDPCCȩDMPȩRFCȩTMJSLRCCPQȩ CVACNRȩDMPȩ?ȩNMQQG@JCȩ Europe and the Caucasus, the Mediterranean region,contribution of a maximum of 10 % of the travel ?LBȩQMSRFC?QRCPLȩ#SPMNC ȩ?LBȩȩMRFCPȩAMSLRPGCQȩAMQRQ ȩUFMȩPCACGTCȩ@M?PBȩ?LBȩJMBEGLEȩGLQSP?LACȩ of the world. Projects receive grants via Youth incover and an allowance for the duration of the Action national agencies in programme countries, orproject. Special conditions apply to encourage via the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executivethe participation of young people with fewer Agency in Brussels.opportunities.NNJGA?RGMLQȩA?Lȩ@CȩK?BCȩ@WȩLMLNPMȏ ȩRȩMPȩLML 7MSRFȧ4MJSLRCCPGLEȧGLȧȏ ȧESPCQgovernmental organisations, regional or local publicbodies, international governmental organisations, 2007 2008 2009 2010#SPMNC?Lȩ@MBGCQȩ?ARGTCȩGLȩRFCȩWMSRFȩȏ ȩCJBȩ?LBȩNPMȏ ȩR Submitted projects 2 819 3 133 3 460 3 731making entities which organise events in youth, $SLBCBȩNPMHCARQ 2 094 2 223 2 358 2 422sport or culture. Projects involve a partnershipbetween a sending organisation, a host organisation 1SAACQQDSJȩEP?LRȩ?NNJGA?RGMLQȩ Ϥ 74.3 71.0 68.2 64.9and the volunteer, and one of the organisations !MKKGRRCBȩDSLBQȩ KGJJGMLȩ#30 37.101 41.472 45.025 45.692plays a coordinating role in the grant process. Core Number of participants 4 287 5 836 6 368 6 907Youth in Action: #SPMNCȧGPCARȧGQȧ?ȧQCPTGACȧRMȧFCJNȧWMSȧȏ ȧLBȧ?LQUCPQȧ to your questions about the European Union. $PCCNFMLCȩLSK@CPȩ 00 800 6 7 8 9 10 11 ȩCertain mobile telephone operators do not allow access to 00 800 numbers or these calls may be billed.+MPCȩGLDMPK?RGMLȩMLȩRFCȩ#SPMNC?Lȩ3LGMLȩGQȩ?T?GJ?@JCȩMLȩRFCȩLRCPLCRȩ FRRNCSPMN?
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