“We are very satisfied with the procedure and criteria for awarding grants. We especially appreciate your comments and suggestions for improving the programme and the project team tasks.” 

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About Us

Set up in 1972, the European Youth Foundation (EYF) plays an essential role in the Council of Europe’s work to support youth civil society.

Its purpose is to encourage co-operation among young people in Europe by providing guidance and financial support to youth activities based on the Council of Europe's fundamental values: human rights, democracy and rule of law.

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Diversity, flexibility, respect, approachability and teamwork.

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Fact Sheet Italy 2014

European Youth Foundation Council of Europe


In 2014, 323 applications were submitted to the European Youth Foundation, while 159 received a grant.

Out of this 159 granted activities 29% were international activities, 29% were pilot activities, 17% work plans and the final 25% were given to structural grants.

203 activities in total took place in Council of Europe member states. 49 pilot activities, 54 international activities and 100 activities within work plans.

More than 500 NGOs are registered in the new online system launched by the Foundation in 2013. 

26 youth NGOs from Italy are registered with the European Youth Foundation: 17 local, 6 national, 2 international.

5303 young people took part in EYF supported projects.

13 activities took place in Italy in 2014, 1 pilot activity and 12 international activities.

A pilot activity is an “intervention”, i.e. an activity addressing a contextual societal challenge affecting young people at local level. It should be based on innovation or on replication of best practices for example.

“We want to thank EYF for the flexibility regarding the grant procedure and the chance to develop our project idea. The EYF feedback to focus more on the participatory aspects led to a very fruitful project.”

EYF supported activity

International activity is a meeting of young people or youth leaders in Europe, which contribute to the work of the youth sector of the Council of Europe.

“Gender Human Rights in Sardinia” training course discussed human rights, gender rights, non-formal education and equality issues.  It aimed to promote gender equality o, Sardinia through active participation.

The “Gender and Equality: and introduction toward the action” seminar on the theme of gender identity and equality was aimed at young people active in the NGOs network of organisations, interested in becoming engaged in the field. It was an awareness raising activity, since the issue had rarely been addressed in the NGOs before.