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31 March 2020

Activity Details (ID# 37714)  

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Title Seed Funding for Africa-Europe Youth Cooperation 
Description Seed Funding for Africa Europe Youth Co-operation is a grant allocation intended to promote Africa Europe youth exchanges, networking and political participation of non-state actors. It aims at funding initiatives which provides the possibility for youth leaders, youth workers, experts and trainers to participate in Euro African Youth activities and youth exchanges projects. The grants are of a maximum 2 500€ (two thousand and five hundred euros) per project/organisation.

The Seed Funding aims to strengthen the role of youth organisations as civil society actors and youth leaders’ ability to organise and take action as well as strengthen young people’s political participation in Euro-African co-operation.

Criteria for applicant organisations and projects
- The application should be submitted by a youth organisation, network or non-state actor at local, national, (sub)regional or international level that is active in promoting Africa Europe Youth Co-operation;
- Applicant organisation must have a bank account open in the name of the organisation, since payments will be made through bank transfers only;
- Priority is given to projects presented by organisations coming from Africa and/or from the African Diaspora Living in Europe, and organisations/networks that submit projects which will allocate the grant support for African youth participants in the project and/or participation of African Diaspora in the project;
- The participants in the project benefiting from the grant should be under 35 years of age;
- Innovative projects with an experimental approach are encouraged to apply;
- Projects that respond to the thematic priorities identified for the 3rd Africa-Europe Youth Leaders’ Summit (30th March-2nd April 2014) - Youth Leadership, Youth Entrepreneurship and Youth as Peace Builders, are highly encouraged in this call as well as follow-up initiatives of the Summit;
- It is only possible to allocate one grant per project, even if submitted by different organisations

The following costs are eligible for the grant:
- International and local travel
- Board and lodging
- Visa expenses
- Fees for experts (e.g. trainers, facilitators, speakers and others)
- Administrative costs (materials, postal costs, communication)

The projects eligible for seed funding must be implemented during the period 15 April – 15 November 2014, with no possibility for postponement

The deadline for submission of applications is 23rd February 2014 
Status Completed 
Date 01/01/2014 - 31/12/2014 
Location Not applicable, Others
Countries CoE Members: Belgium / Germany / Hungary / Italy / Portugal / Slovenia
Others: Cameroun / Others / Senegal
Groups: All Council of Europe member states
  Joint Programme Activity - NS Centre - JMA II
Joint Programme EC/CoE
JP NS Centre - JMA II - Joint management Agreement between the European Commission and the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe 2013-2015    (Logframe)  (Activities)
Project Purpose 1 - 2013/DG II/JP/2872   Joint Management Agreement: Raising awareness of global interdependence and solidarity through global/development education and youth cooperation in Europe and beyond
Expected Result 1.7 - Innovative projects in Euro/African Cooperation are implemented through the seed funding mechanism.
Council of Europe Programme of Activities
I – Democracy
Line of Action ⇒ III.2 – Diversity
Programme ☆ III.2.1  Building capacities for dialogue - North South Centre

Working Method

Organisation of meetings - Small scale meeting 
Directorate Directorate General of Democracy 
CoE Contact ,   email
Partners International Falcon Movement - Socialist Educational International - International NGO
SERVE - Local or National NGO
Institut za Afriske Studjie (Institute For African Studies) - Local or National NGO
Ebony African Cultural, Arts and Human Rights Organisation - Local or National NGO
Liberty 32 - Local or National NGO
AIESEC in Yaoundé - International NGO
IUNA - Implementar uma Nova Atitude - Local or National NGO
AICEM - International NGO
Voluntary Workcamps Association of Nigeria - Local or National NGO
Web Pages
Documents & links
1 http://www.coe.int/t/dg4/nscentre/Youth/Presentation%20Seed%20Funding%202014%20(5th%20call).pdf  
Last Modified 20/02/2015 

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