We’re looking for the best projects to fight youth unemployment in Europe!|
€11.5 million will be available for transnational projects combatting youth unemployment in Europe under the Fund for Youth Employment.
Unemployment among youth is a shared European challenge – it puts young people at risk of poverty, prevents them from fully participating in society, and it can take a toll on their health, wellbeing and professional future. That is why common European solutions are needed.
In 2017, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway established the €60.6 million Fund for Youth Employment to help entities across Europe find new ways of reducing youth unemployment. The Fund currently supports 25 projects that promote sustainable and quality youth employment in 15 Beneficiary States, as well as Ireland, Italy and Spain.
The EEA and Norway Grants are now launching a second call for proposals (Unlocking youth potential), making €11.5 million available for initiatives seeking to ensure access to employment, education or training.
What support areas are to be funded?
This new call has three main support areas:
Who can apply for funding?
Eligible project partners may be entities, public or private, commercial or non-commercial and non-governmental organisations, established as legal persons, including but not limited to:
How can I submit a project proposal?
The Fund Operator is responsible for the implementation of the Fund for Youth Employment. The proposal shall be submitted electronically via the Fund Operator’s system. It is required to sign up for the EGREG system before the application can be completed.
The deadline for submission of applications is 5 January 2021 at 12:00 (noon) Brussels time.
Find out more in the page of the Fund for Youth Employment and in the Youth Employment Magazine.
Download an infographic on the new call for proposals.