What is Youth in Action?
Youth in Action offers a range of opportunities for young people and those working in the youth sector. It is funded by the European Union and administered by the British Council in the UK.
It awards grants to groups of young people, individuals and youth workers who want to take advantage of one of the following options:
Youth exchanges – get groups of young people from across Europe together to share experiences and learn about the world around them.
Youth initiatives – offer young people a chance to develop their skills by running their own projects on topics that really matter to them.
Youth democracy projects – develop young people’s understanding of the vital role they play in democratic society and get them actively involved.
Volunteering – encourage young people to offer their skills to serve a community as they learn about other cultures, develop language skills and improve their employability.
Training and networking
Youth in Action also offer training grants designed to support organizations as they prepare and develop their Youth in Action projects.
Meetings of young people and decision-makers
Youth in Action can also support dialogue between young people, youth workers and organisations and policy makers. The programme ensures that young people’s voices are heard and that they influence decisions made about them.