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Youth in Action Programme
Youth in Action is the Programme the European Union has set up for supporting youth activities targeting young people aged between 13 and 30 years old. It aims to inspire a sense of active European citizenship, solidarity and tolerance among young Europeans and to involve them in shaping the Union's future. It promotes mobility within and beyond the EU's borders, non-formal learning and intercultural dialogue, and encourages the inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities - Youth in Action is a Programme for all.
From 2007 to 2013 this Programme will allow young people to engage in Youth Exchanges, Youth Initiatives, Seminars, Trainings, European Voluntary Service (EVS), Partnerships and Networking meetings, etc...
During the past few years, MIJARC Europe has been receiving the financial support of the Youth in Action Programme through the Operating Grant (financial support for the structure) and specific grants for activities (Summer camps, Training Sessions, Seminars).
The Youth in Action Programme is present in many countries, coordinated through National Agencies. Get to know more about what the Youth in Action Programme has to offer here.
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European Youth Foundation
The European Youth Foundation (EYF) was established in 1972 by the Council of Europe to provide financial support for European youth activities. Since then, more than 300 000 young people, aged between 15 and 30, mostly from member states, have benefited directly from EYF-supported activities. Its purpose is to encourage co-operation among young people in Europe by providing financial support to such 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.
MIJARC Europe has been funded by the EYF since almost its beginning. It is a very important donor to us. We receive the Administrative Grant (structural support) and support for our publication InfoEurope, this website and seminars.
Get to know more about the European Youth Foundation has to offer here.
European Youth Centres
The European Youth Centres (EYCs) in Strasbourg and Budapest are permanent structures for the implementation of the Council of Europe’s youth policy. They are international training and meeting centres with residential facilities, hosting most of the youth sector’s activities. They provide a flexible and modern working environment for international activities, with meeting rooms equipped for simultaneous interpretation, information centres, audio-visual and computer facilities. International Youth Organisations can apply to hold study sessions in one of these EYCs. Get to know more here.
In March 1993, German Bishops and the Central Committee of German Catholics have established "Renovabis" as an "action for mutual solidarity of German Catholics with people in Central and Eastern Europe". Ever since then Catholics in Germany are supporting the action by means of donations and collections, which are annually gathered during the Pentecostal season.
MIJARC Europe has benefited from the support of Renovabis who co-financed travel costs from participants of Eastern European Countries coming to our International Seminars.
Know more about Renovabis here.