Youth in Action Programme

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Established 13 Apr 2000, within the framework of European Commission (EC), by Decision 1031/2000/EC of European Parliament (EP) and Council of the European Union, as a European Community programme targeting young people of 15-25 years of age. Original title running from 1 Jan 2000 to 31 Dec 2006: YOUTH Community Action Programme. Includes and based on experience of the former Youth for Europe and European Voluntary Service for Young People (EVS). Current phase runs from 1 Jan 2007 until 31 Dec 2013, under Decision 1719/2006, targeting young people between 13 and 30 years old. Since 2014 Erasmus+ continues similar opportunities.


Inspire a sense of active European citizenship and tolerance among young Europeans; involve them in shaping the Union's future by boosting their participation in democratic life.

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Measures (implemented singly or combined) include support for: transnational mobility of young people; use of information and communication technology (ICT) in the youth field; development of cooperation networks at the European level permitting mutual exchange of experience and good practice; transnational projects to promote EU citizenship and commitment of young people to development of the Union; promotion of language skills and understanding of different cultures; projects based on transnational partnerships to develop innovation and quality in the youth field; developing methods of analysis and follow-up of youth policies and their evolution and of methods of disseminating good practice. Organizes European Youth Week (about every 2 years).


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Subjects *

  • Society
    • Youth

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality Education



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10. Sep 2013
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