On 15 November 2006 the European Parliament and the Council adopted Decision No 1719/2006/EC establishing the Youth in Action programme for the period 2007 to 2013.
The objective of this programme is to promote active citizenship among young people, encourage solidarity and tolerance, foster understanding between young people from different countries and develop European cooperation on youth issues. The programme also helps to develop the quality of support systems for youth activities and the capabilities of civil society organisations which are active in the field of youth.
To achieve its objectives, the programme proposes five actions to support specific activities. Project promoters wishing to receive grants are required to follow a procedure for calls for proposals which results in the Commission making selection decisions concerning proposals for the award of grants; as measures to implement the programme, these must follow a specific interinstitutional procedure.
Proposal for a Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Decision No 1719/2006/EC establishing the Youth in Action programme for the period 2007 to 2013
COM (2008) 0056, 07.2.2008