Action 4 of the Youth in Action Programme is specifically targeted at building the capacity of youth workers and organisations to develop quality activities, thus improving the overall quality of the Programme.
This is done, primarily, by providing these important actors with opportunities to develop co-operation and partnerships, to exchange youth work good practice, as well as to receive training. This will strengthen the impact of European co-operation in the field of youth policy and will also support project development under the Youth in Action Programme.
Civil society, youth workers and other actors involved in youth work can apply for a whole range of activities such as job shadowing, feasibility visits, evaluation meetings, study visits and seminars, training courses, as well as partnership building and networking activities. For more details on these activities, please consult section 4.3 of the Programme Guide.
In addition to this, Youth in Action provides financial support to European NGOs active at European level in the field of youth and to the European Youth Forum. European Youth NGOs which are based in one of the Programme Countries with members in at least eight Programme Countries may receive support to cover part of their operating costs. The details are specified each year in a specific call for proposals.