YiA (Youth in Action) is the Programme the European Union ha s set up for young people. 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 all young people, regardless of their educational, social and cultural background: Youth in Action is a Programme for all.
Every year, thousands of projects are submitted by promoters in order to get financial support from the Programme; a selection process aims at granting the best projects.
The YOUTH IN ACTION programme is the EU’s mobility and non-formal education programme targeting young people aged between 13 and 30 years. Its general objectives are the following:
- Promote young people’s active citizenship in general and their European citizenship in particular;
- Develop solidarity and promote tolerance among young people, in particular in order to foster social cohesion in the European Union;
- Foster mutual understanding between young people in different countries;
- Contribute to developing the quality of support systems for youth activities and the capabilities of civil society organisations in the youth field;
- Promote European cooperation in the youth field.
As a partner country of Youth in Action, Georgia can participate in Action 2 or EVS and Action 3.1. Although many of our projects fell under Youth in Action- Action 3.1 – Cooperation with the Neighboring Partner Countries of the European Union, in the future this action will be transformed. For now, if you’d like to know about this aspect of YiA , please check the National Center for European Youth Programs and Initiatives website.
If you are interested in more information about YiA projects currently in progress at GYE, please contact Liene, the Youth in Action Coordinator. If you’d like to read about GYE’s past projects check out our project history by clicking on the appropriate year: