Youth is at the heart of EU cooperation with its Eastern partners. The EU promotes youth skills development and employability, education and training, and supports youth engagement in civic, cultural, academic and professional exchanges. Through its EU4Youth programme, the EU is dedicated to developing youth leadership and entrepreneurship through a variety of actions, including capacity building, fellowships, support to policy dialogue, as well as providing grants to organisations active in these areas.

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EU4Youth Coordination and Policy Support

The project supports EU action on youth in the EaP region. Areas of work range from enhancing strategic partnerships and extending EU support on youth policy, to monitoring the EU4Youth programme’s overall progress, and communicating the success of EU-funded youth initiatives throughout the region.

EU4Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship

This project takes a regional approach to activities focused on youth employment and entrepreneurship in the Eastern Partnership countries. Key components include skills development, cooperation between public authorities, raising awareness of young people on decent work standards, and working towards the validation of skills.

EU4Youth Engagement and Empowerment

The project aims to involve young people in the region in policy dialogue and decision-making processes by providing capacity-building support to key stakeholders of the youth sector and promoting networking and mutual learning between key state and non-state actors in the region and peer organisations in the EU. 


Be it Erasmus+, European Solidarity Corps, Young European Ambassadors or any other EU-funded initiative for young people in the Eastern Partnership, every year hundreds of graduates bring new experiences and skills back to their communities – and many want to do more, especially to support those with fewer opportunities. But figuring out on your own what you can do next can be a real challenge. This is why the EU4Youth Alumni Network was created.


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