The European Commission launched a survey aimed at assessing the qualitative outcomes of Youth in Action projects on their participants and promoters. This survey shows that the Youth in Action programme is well on track in pursuing its general objectives.
Every year the EU Youth in Action programme supports over 7 000 projects allowing more than 130 000 young people and youth workers to make valuable experiences in the field of non formal education and youth.
The survey – carried out among 4 550 young people, youth workers and youth organisations across Europe and performed at the beginning of 2010 - shows that the EU's funding of youth projects has a positive impact on participants.
The results of this survey confirm, from the point of view of the beneficiaries themselves, the effectiveness of the Youth in Action Programme, as regards its two main objectives: offering young people opportunities to acquire new skills through non-formal learning and encouraging them to participate actively in society.
The survey was carried out in all Member States and focused on participants in transnational projects. It will now become a regular exercise in the context of the Commission's evaluation of the impact of the Youth in Action programme.