Annual priorities of the Youth in Action Programme for 2010
Annual priorities of the Youth in Action Programme are aimed at better defining the context of implementation of the Programme by clarifying the scope of the permanent priorities (promoting young people's European citizenship, active participation in democratic life, cultural diversity and the inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities) and by better anchoring the Programme to topical issues at European level.
In keeping with the past, the underlying idea is to ensure continuity in certain priorities in order to achieve more sustainable results, while adapting to the main priorities of the year and those retained at political level in the youth field. In line with this approach, in 2010 priority will be given to project proposals taking into account one or more of the following priorities:
European Year for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion
This priority is intended to encourage projects aimed at raising young people's awareness of everyone’s responsibility in tackling poverty and marginalisation as well as at promoting the inclusion of groups with fewer opportunities. This concerns in particular, projects aimed at stimulating young people's reflection on the prevention, ways out and consequences of poverty; projects tackling the issue of marginalisation and various forms of discrimination, such as those based on gender, disability or ethnic, religious, linguistic or migrant grounds. In this context, particular attention will be paid in particular to projects promoting the active involvement of: a) disabled young people, encouraging exchange between young people with and without disabilities, as well as projects focusing on the issue of disability in our society; b) young people from migrant backgrounds or ethnic, religious or linguistic minorities. In this context, projects involving Roma young people shall be encouraged wherever relevant.
Youth unemployment and promotion of young unemployed people's active participation in society
This priority is intended to encourage projects tackling the issue of youth unemployment and aimed at stimulating young unemployed people's active participation in society.
Awareness-raising and mobilization of young people around global challenges (such as sustainable development, climate change, migrations, the Millennium Development Goals).
This priority is intended to encourage projects aimed at raising young people's consciousness of their role as active citizens in a globalized world as well as at fostering their sense of global solidarity and commitment vis-à-vis current issues.