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EACEA National Policies Platform: Youthwiki


9. Youth and the World

9.6 Intercontinental youth work and development cooperation

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  1. Intercontinental youth work cooperation
  2. Development cooperation activities

Intercontinental youth work cooperation

Youth in Action promotes intercontinental youth work. The organization provides financial support to Not-for-profit organizations, public institutions and non-formal groups of young people who are active in youth work. Among the projects they support are: international youth exchange, with each project lasting for 3 – 24 months; EVS volunteering projects for not-for-profit organizations and public institutions with each project lasting for about 3 – 24 months and training for youth work professionals with a duration of 3 – 24 months. This project is open for application from non-profit organizations, public institutions and informal groups who are active in youth work.


Development cooperation activities

Youth in Action funds two types of initiatives which might fall under the category of development cooperation. These are: cooperative projects and policy development in youth work.

The cooperative projects are three in total: 1) Initiative of young people, which are intended for groups of young people aged 15 – 30 in two or more countries to put their idea(s) into progress; 2) Knowledge transfer, which are international projects whit the aim of knowledge transfer between professionals in youth work; 3) Entrepreneurship in youth work, large-scale projects with the aim of funding the work of professionals in youth work entrepreneurship.

One project is funded under the policy development scheme: 1) Meetings between young people and policy officials, which funds opportunities for young people to have a dialogue with policy officials. These projects can be both domestic and international.