The Youth in Action programme, which ran from 2007 to 2013, aimed to inspire active citizenship, solidarity and tolerance and involve young people in shaping the future of the European Union.
Youth in Action (YiA) promoted mobility, non-formal learning, intercultural dialogue and inclusion, primarily among people aged 13-30 and supported youth workers and civil society organisations through training and networking.
The programme supported around 8,000 projects and provided opportunities for around 150,000 young people and youth workers every year.
The Commission also carried out a major survey in 2011 to assess the impact of Youth in Action projects.
Among the young participants:
Among the youth workers:
Among the youth organisations:
The full findings of the survey are available here .
Since 2014, Erasmus+, the new EU programme for education, training, youth and sport, continues to offer similar opportunities in the areas of youth and non-formal learning.