Association for Educational Development EKVALIS became member of the European Youth Foundation (EYF) this July.
The European Youth Foundation (EYF) is a fund established in 1972 by the Council of Europe to provide financial and educational support for European youth activities. Only youth NGOs from Council of Europe member states as well as the European Cultural Convention Signatories: Belarus, Kazakhstan and the Holy See, can apply to the Foundation.
The mission of the European Youth Foundation is :
Supporting young people in getting closer to their objectives and their vision of a better future.
What EYF supports?
We support activities, studies, research, materials and documentation in line with Council of Europe values and work. The activities must usually be held in one or more of the EYF’s member states.
Projects must be designed to:
- strengthen peace and co-operation in Europe;
- promote closer co-operation and understanding among young people;
- encourage information exchange;
- stimulate mutual aid.
The activities must fit the current priorities of the Council of Europe’s youth sector.
What EYF offers?
There are four kinds of grants open to different types of organisations:
- International activities (open to all except local NGOs)
- Annual work plans (only open to international NGOs/networks, can include pilot activities)
- Pilot activities (open to local, national, regional NGOs/networks)
- Structural grants (open to international and regional NGOs/networks)
Flexibility, diversity and respect are the basis of the Foundation. In return, expectations are linked to quality content, creative methodology, meaning and impact though the activities supported and for the ones directly involved.
What EYF does not support:
Here are a few example of initiatives that will not receive support from the EYF:
- scholarships of any kind (school, university, research, programmes or exchanges, vocational training);
- commercial operations;
- construction, purchase or equipment of buildings;
- sports activities;
- participation in international exchanges;
- projects in agriculture and water sanitation;
- additional funding to cover costs for disadvantaged participants to take part in projects and/or activities funded by other donors;
- financial support for collecting and sending pedagogical material and/or food and/or clothes and/or books anywhere in the world.