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EU Empowerment Fund through the Global Youth Mobilization.

Application Deadline: July 21st, 2024

The European Union, in partnership with the Global Youth Mobilization (GYM), an initiative of the world’s largest youth organisations—the “Big Six”— is launching the OPEN CALL for applications to the EU YOUTH EMPOWERMENT FUND THROUGH THE GLOBAL YOUTH MOBILIZATION open until July 21. This call aims to fund innovative local ideas from young people that contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in their communities.

The Open Call will support through micro-grant funding for community-based projects from individual young people or youth groups that tackle sustainable development challenges in their local communities.  The initiative aims to increase the participation of under-represented young people, including those from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds, those facing gender equality issues or young people with a disability. Individual young people and informal groups can receive funding ranging from 500 to 1500 EUR, while registered youth organisations are eligible to receive between 3000 and 5000 EUR.


Young people aged 14 to 30 from countries eligible for Official Development Assistance *
– Young individuals
– Informal groups
– Registered youth-led organisations

Eligible Projects:

Projects addressing global challenges aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Focus Areas:

– Projects by or for underrepresented young people and groups, including young people in challenging circumstances, those from lower socio-economic backgrounds, and individuals facing barriers related to gender or disability

– Projects addressing climate change and environmental sustainability

Selection Process:

  • The selection process will involve Youth panellists who will review, score, and discuss applications in panel meetings.
  • The Youth Panel is composed of diverse young individuals from around the world who have experience in social projects and understand the challenges and needs of youth-led initiatives.
  • Applicants will be notified within 2 months if their project is selected and will be asked to sign a grant agreement and submit their banking information.
  • Unsuccessful applicants will receive recommendations on areas for improvement by email to help strengthen their future submissions.

More Info: EU Empowerment Fund through the Global Youth Mobilization



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