It plays a key role in the Organisation’s work with and for young people by providing financial support for international and local youth activities which promote peace, co-operation and understanding, human rights, democracy, tolerance and solidarity.
With an annual budget of approximately 3 million euros, the EYF provides grants for meetings, studies, research, campaigns, films and pilot projects, thereby promoting non-formal education. It also funds the administrative expenses of international non-governmental youth organisations and networks.
More than 300,000 young people aged 15 to 30 have benefited directly from EYF-funded activities. The EYF supports a youth activity for every working day in Europe – 300 grants involving over 15,000 young people a year. These activities have a positive impact on millions more.