Youth in Action projects

Youth in Action was the European Union programme for the youth sector before Erasmus+.

If you’re looking to apply for new funding, please visit the before you apply for Erasmus+ funding page.

Publicity for your Youth in Action project

Tell your local press about your Youth in Action project:

Media relations – the golden rules (324 KB)

Press release template for Youth Exchanges (Action 1.1) (92 KB)

Press release template for Youth Initiatives (Action 1.2) (90.5 KB)

Press release template for Youth Democracy Projects (Action 1.3) (93 KB)

Press release template for European Voluntary Service (Action 2.1) - host organisations (93.20 KB)

Press release template for Co-operation with EU Neighbours (Action 3.1) - Youth Exchanges (92.20 KB)

Press release template for Co-operation with EU Neighbours (Action 3.1) - Training and Networking (93.20 KB)

Press release template for Training and Networking activities (Action 4.3) (93.20 KB)

Press release template for National Youth Meetings or Transnational Youth Seminars (Action 5.1) (92.70 KB)

Records of Youth in Action projects

Don’t forget that you will need to keep your Youth in Action records for five years, as you can still be selected for an audit visit.

Advice on the protection and safety of young people involved

Risk Awareness Slides 1 of 2 (90 KB) 

Risk Awareness Slides 2 of 2 (293 KB)

Background documents

European Portfolio for youth leaders and youth workers (3.3 MB) Helping you to identify, assess and describe your competencies based on European quality standards.

EU White Paper (391KB) ‘A new impetus for European youth’ - Launched in November 2001 and developed by young people, experts in the youth sector, national authorities and NGOs.

Key Competences for Lifelong Learning - European Reference Framework (1 MB) A useful tool for policy-makers, education and training providers and learners.