Apply for youth dialogue funding

Key Action 3 Structured Dialogue projects give young people the opportunity to interact and debate with decision-makers on the issues that affect them most and to influence policy.

Key Action 3 is managed in the UK by the British Council as part of the UK National Agency.

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What activities are possible?

Projects can last between three and 24 months and do not need a partner from another country unless transnational meetings are organised. Young people should lead the activities in all stages of the project from preparation to follow-up.

Typical activities include:

  • meetings, events, seminars, debates and discussions;
  • meetings and seminars linked to official EU Presidency Youth Conferences;
  • events and debates linked to the European Youth Week; 
  • consultation, including online opinions polls and surveys; and
  • events that mirror the workings of democratic institutions at local and national levels, and encourage young people's direct participation.

Young people should be involved at all stages of these youth democracy projects, from preparation to follow-up. Projects can last between three and 24 months, and involve a minimum of 30 participants.

Statutory meetings between organisations or politically influenced events are not eligible for grants under this Action.

Who can apply?

Youth organisations can apply to run a project on their own, or they could choose to partner with counterparts across Europe or can partner exclusively with UK organisations. Informal groups of young people are not eligible to apply for funding under this Key Action. For more information on whether your organisation is eligible, please refer to the who can take part? page of our website.

If you have not applied for funding before, please visit our before you apply webpage for more information.

How to apply

In 2019 there are three application deadlines for youth dialogue funding, on 5 February at 11 am (UK time), 30 April and 1 October. The application form along with the guide for applicants will be available shortly. The 2018 guide for applicants (681 KB) is still available for reference purposes only.

Who should I contact?

If your question is about Key Action 1 youth, please contact Ecorys UK by email or telephone 0121 212 8947.

If you have questions about Key Action 2 youth or Key Action 3, please contact the British Council by email or telephone 0161 957 7755.

If you have any questions about European Solidarity Corps please email the dedicated team.