Youth in Action programme
Focus on youth volunteering : European good practice projects
Youth in Action is the European Union programme for all young people aged 15 to 28 (or in some cases 13 to 30). It enables more than 150000 young people and youth workers every year to exercise non-formal learning mobility across the EU and in 140 countries beyond by getting involved in educational activities outside schools. With a budget of EUR 885 million for the period 2007-13, the programme helps young people to develop skills and fosters their active participation in society. It promotes in particular the inclusion of young people facing obstacles in their lives. To achieve its... objectives, the programme funds a wide variety of activities through five actions. The activities include exchanges, initiatives, democracy projects and a voluntary service. It also supports youth workers and youth organisations through training and networking, and promotes European cooperation in the youth field.
- Corporate author(s): Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture (European Commission) Themes: Education policy
- Subject: alternative service, citizens' Europe, EU programme, social participation, young person, youth policy