The YOUTH in Action programme of the EU addresses itself to young people in the age of 15 to 25 years. Based on article 149 of the Treaty on the Foundation of the European Community, the programme is the most important instrument in the field of youth cooperation.
The programme divides itself into 5 types of actions:
Action 1 youth encounters
Bi-, tri- and multilateral youth encounters organized in groups
Action 2 European volunteers' service
Individual and multilateral volunteers' services lasting from 3 weeks up to 1 year
Action 3 initiatives of young people
Initiatives of young people and Future-Capital-Projects
Action 4 joint actions
Projects and activities connected with EU-programmes for general and vocational education (COMENIUS, ERASMUS and LEONARDO DA VINCI)
Action 5 supporting measures
Projects for professionals and other actors working in the field of international youth work
The executive agency in charge of the programme on behalf of the European Commission is the Education, Audiovisual & Culture Executive Agency (EACEA).
For further information please consult the websites of the Education, Audiovisual & Culture Executive Agency: http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/youth/index_en.php