North-South Centre of the Council of Europe seeks Grant Applications for Africa Europe Youth Cooperation Program

The Africa Europe Youth Cooperation Program is an initiative of North-South Centre of the Council of Europe that aims to raise awareness about issues of global interdependence and solidarity in Europe. This program also aims to promote cooperation and human contacts between Europe, the southern Mediterranean and Africa. One of the main objectives of the program is to provide training and capacity building for young people and youth organisations as well as to facilitate policy action on youth in development policies.

North-South Centre of the Council of Europe is currently inviting grant applications for Africa Europe Youth Cooperation Program. This grant allocation, or seed funding, is intended to promote Africa Europe youth exchanges, networking and political participation of nonstate 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.

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Grant Provisions

The grants are of a maximum 2000 € per project/organisation.

Program Activities

  • five sub-regional seminars on youth policies and African youth charter;
  • Africa-Europe training courses for youth organisations, and training opportunities for African Diaspora in Europe;
  • mapping exercise of Africa-Europe youth cooperation/work, leading to the creation of an Africa Europe Youth Cooperation on-line resource centre.
  • providing seed funding for pilot youth NGO exchanges;
  • the establishment of the Africa Europe Youth Platform and institutional follow up, monitoring and implementation with key youth actors from Africa and Europe, and representatives of implementing agencies and institutions of the Africa-Europe youth strategy;
  • African University on Youth and Development.

General Conditions

  • The application should be submitted by a youth organisation, network or nonstate actor at local, national, (sub)regional or international level that is active in promoting Africa Europe youth cooperation.
  • 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, such as: youth rights; youth participation; climate change, food security and youth entrepreneurship would be priorities in this call.

Eligibility of Expenses

The following costs are eligible for the grant:

  • International travel
  • Local transport
  • Board and lodging
  • Visa expenses
  • Fees for experts (i.e. trainers, facilitators, speakers, etc)

The organisation which receives a seed funding grant will be notified at the latest 4 weeks after submission of project description and will thereafter sign an Administrative Arrangement with the North-South Centre for the execution of the financial support. Two (2) months after the implementation of the project (end of eligible period) the beneficiary must submit a narrative (of the results and main outcomes of the project) and financial report of the project to the NSC.

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Last date for submitting the applications is January 29, 2012.

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  1. Avatar ssekayima Richard says

    We have a proposal worth the funding but got to know of the opportunity rather late.

  2. i am writing you from Liberia, i need a scholarship to continue my education in ICT, presently i am a student of the University of Liberia reading Secondary education. i ready need a help. please sent me information on how to apply for scholarship or training.

    thanks, may God bless you all

  3. Avatar Boniface Mbundungu says

    I am interested and would want to be considered for the financial resources. I need to train small holder farmers who are operating a Cooperative in vegetable growing and marketing. Their problem is lack of skills in marketing and record keeping so as to make the best out of the scarce market opportunity that is available. Beside that I need to continue training the youths in Entrepreneurship skills most especially those from the Vocational Training Centres.


    JESUS FRIENDS FOUNDATION=is a Non Governmental Organisation, established by Pastor Brown Udo to promote welfare activities aimed at the alleviation of human suffering and overall amelioration of society especially for the poor, helpless & weak.

    Overall Objectives of JESUS FRIEND FOUNDATION:
    a) To fight against exploitation, injustice and corruption if found against any individual, class, community in the society.

    b) To educate the people for adoption of the good norms of a good citizenship and to inculcate into the people’s mind, ideals of national unity.

    c) To work for uplifting the status of women in the society. To work against female circumcision and to fight against the victimization of girl /women by anybody in the society on female circumcision or any other related issues.

    d) To propagate the need for tree plantation / pollution control and environmental awareness.

    e) To help and generate training programme for self employment of women and educated unemployed people and to work for adult education.

    f) To create the means for providing medical assistance to the people suffering from diseases, especially for helpless people.

    g) To provide help under health & nutrition services for women and children.

    h) To establish library and reading rooms in needy communities.

    i) To create Training/education centre and health centre.

    j) To publish newspaper, magazine, journals and to reproduce works of arts, literature, science, crafts and other allied works/collections of works of arts for instruction and imparting useful knowledge.

    k) To provide help/shelter/facilities for old people, children and disabled persons for their welfare.

    l) To organise forums, seminars, camps etc for spreading good living habits, moral values, Nigerian culture, and methods of developing self confidence etc and to create centres throughout the country for the above activities.

    m) To work for uplifting poor rural/village people for their overall development.

    n) Provide scholarship/Financial help to poor rural/village people for their overall development.

    o) To provide help to people suffering from Natural calamities such as flood, Earthquakes, motor accidents etc.

    p) To provide free legal advice to poor people.

    q) To create awareness among the people regarding AIDS etc.

    r) To educate people against taking drugs and Alcohol.

    s) To arrange land, building and other facilities for running school/college institution/Library etc.

    t) To raise funds through collection, donation or subscription and other means and invest money or incur expenditure in such manner as shall promote the attainment of aims and objectives of JESUS FRIENDS FOUNDATION.

    u) To undertake any other work or assignment which may be for the general welfare of the people?

  5. Avatar Omer Ahmed Eljack says

    I work with an NGO in Sudan , and my name is Omer Ahmed I recieved a request from Kosti youth center to support the center which been in need to improving and completing the building and they have a full proposal by this .

    so your feedback is highly appreciated in order to help those people who deal with this center (male – female).

    Best wishes ..

    Omer Ahmed – Sudan

  6. Avatar Enock Z. Okonji says

    I am interested in participating in the Africa Europe Youth Co operation Programme. Kindly send me details on how to apply for the grants.

    Enock Okonji

  7. Avatar Nasaru Maasai Children's Centre says

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    My name is Anna Moinan Shinini
    NASARU is a Maasai word meaning a place of rescue and Savior.
    I am writing to you from Nasaru Maasai children’s center, Arusha, Tanzania, charity number *80387*. We are in the beginning stages of setting up a center allowing children living in rural Maasai villages and orphanage to obtain an education.
    Maasai people are pastoralists that live in remote areas and subsist completely off of the land. Until now, the possibility of education was nearly impossible because of the isolation of the villages and the viewed unimportance of education for the children. Also, Maasai people do not live in a cash economy, so paying school fees and transportation costs is impossible for most. In the Maasai community girls are expected to marry and start having children from the age of 13, and boys are expected to tend to the land. Body mutilation is predominant amongst the Maasai community, such as the removal of teeth, branding of cheeks, slashing of ears and most worryingly, female circumcision. We hope that gaining an education will allow the children to avoid these arranged life decisions. We hope to allow the children a prosperous life and the ability to bring knowledge back to their villages to inspire positive change.
    I am the director of Nasaru Community; I am the one of 91 children in my family and the only one able to gain an education within my family. This was made possible through the help of missionaries that went to live at my village. Because Maasai Children’s Center and from Maasai of the strong influence these missionaries had on me and my people, I followed my education with work in a children’s center for 11 years. Today I’m dedicated to providing the same opportunities that I got lucky enough to be given. I strongly believe that all Maasai children should be given the opportunity to open up their minds and gain knowledge and options through education.
    Currently there are 5 Maasai girls, aged 6 and 7, living in my family home and beginning to gain an education through volunteers; however this is only a temporary setup. The centre has a dream of bringing many children into the Centre, familiarizing them with the culture, and preparing them for primary education by pre-school lessons in Kiswahili and English. The children can only speak MAA (Maasai Language), which makes entering into primary school a difficult task from the onset. We also plan on obtaining funding for them to receive an education at primary schools in Arusha, whilst providing them with a safe place to live. Even when times are tough they find refuge in the Lord.
    We are, at present, raising awareness of the project within the volunteering community in Arusha. However, to ensure our dream becomes a reality we are ideally looking for long term support to help us in financial set up and running of the project. Now we are the end of the year and we did not get the fund to help these girls to start to go to school next year which is nearly to come. The schools here will start in January in 2012 right away.
    There are a lot of children who are waiting to come to the Centre but because of the challenge of fund they are in the list and we will bring them when the fund comes through. We would love if you would be interested in helping us, or would like more information on our detailed long term plan we would be very grateful. I would like to send you our project proposal and request to help these girls.

    Thank you for your time,
    Nasaru Maasai Children’s Centre