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The European Youth Foundation

The European Youth Foundation (EYF) is a fund established in 1972 by the Council of Europe to provide financial support for European youth activities. It has an annual budget of approximately 3 million Euros. Since 1972, more than 300 000 young people, aged between 15 and 30 and mostly from member states, have benefited directly from EYF-supported activities. In 2007 the EYF supported some 300 projects involving more than 15 000 young people.

Its purpose is to encourage co-operation among young people in Europe by providing financial support to such European youth activities which serve the promotion of peace, understanding and co-operation in a spirit of respect for the Council of Europe's fundamental values such as human rights, democracy, tolerance and solidarity.

The EYF thus provides financial support to the following types of activity undertaken by non-governmental youth organizations or networks or by other non-governmental structures involved in areas of youth work relevant to the Council of Europe's youth policies and work:

educational, social, cultural and humanitarian activities of a European character;

activities aiming at strengthening peace and co-operation in Europe;

activities designed to promote closer co-operation and better understanding among young people in Europe, particularly by developing the exchange of information;

activities intended to stimulate mutual aid in Europe and in the developing countries for cultural, educational and social purposes;

studies, research and documentation on youth matters.


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