A pilot activity should be an "intervention", i.e. an activity addressing a contextual societal challenge affecting young people at local level. It should also be based on innovation or on replication.
Pilot activities should have clear links to and an impact on the local context and correspond to focused themes of the Council of Europe youth programme (please refer to the priorities for the Council of Europe's youth sector for the current year).
When assessing applications for pilot activities, the EYF will concentrate on the following criteria among others:
What is an activity based on replication? An example could be taking as a basis a good practice of a project that has taken place in one particular setting, and adapting it to another cultural setting or with a different target group based on the needs and specific context.
Annual themes & priorities
When assessing applications for pilot activities taking place in 2016, the EYF will pay particular attention to those carried out in co-operation with local authorities, local media, social workers and educators, and dealing with the following: combating hate speech, building inclusive societies, building peaceful communities.
Special attention will be given to pilot activities integrating a gender perspective (bearing in mind the Council of Europe strategy for Gender Equality 2014-2017).
The EYF does not want to tell you what to do. You are in the best position to know what the needs of young people are in your local context and how to respond to them. We encourage you to develop your own project addressing issues that are specific to your community/environment/country, and that will have a local impact and a clear multiplying effect.
The maximum grant allocated is € 10,000. Contrary to international activities, the EYF can cover the real total costs of the activity up to this amount.
Who can apply?