Open call: EU Youth Empowerment Fund through the Global Youth Mobilization

Date: 27 June 2024

The Open Call launched on 27 June 2024 as part of the EU Empowerment Fund (YEF) and the Big Six—Global Youth Mobilization (GYM) partnership, which aims to empower young people to drive positive change in their communities.

Do you have a vision to create change in your community? Are you ready to share your youth-led innovative solutions and accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals? Apply here.

The European Union, in partnership with the Global Youth Mobilization (GYM), an initiative of the world’s largest youth organisations—the “Big Six”—is launching an OPEN CALL for applications to the EU Youth Empowerment Fund through the Global Youth Mobilization until July 21. This call aims to fund innovative local ideas from young people that contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in their communities.

The Open Call will support through micro-grant funding for community-based projects from individual young people or youth groups that tackle sustainable development challenges in their local communities.  The initiative aims to increase the participation of under-represented young people, including those from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds, those facing gender equality issues or young people with a disability. Individual young people and informal groups can receive funding ranging from 500 to 1500 EUR, while registered youth organisations are eligible to receive between 3000 and 5000 EUR.

For complete details, include background information on the Big Six Youth Organisations, download the press release.

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Application details

Who can apply:

Young people aged 14 to 30 from countries eligible for Official Development Assistance

Who should apply:

– Young individuals
– Informal groups
– Registered youth-led organisations

Focus areas:

Projects addressing global challenges aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Encouraged applicants:

– Individuals from diverse backgrounds

– Underrepresented groups, including young people in challenging circumstances, those from lower socio-economic backgrounds, and individuals facing barriers related to gender or disability

For more information about the Open Call, application details and information webinars, please visit the GYM website.