There is many different national and European funding opportunities for international youth work. The type of project funded varies from exchanges bringing young people together with other young people from all over the world or initatives here in Ireland on international themes.
The aim of the North-South Centre’s Youth Programme is to raise European awareness of issues of global interdependence and solidarity and to promote co-operation and human contacts between Europe, the southern Mediterranean and Africa. More specifically, the objective is to provide training and capacity building for young people and youth organisations as well as to facilitate policy action on youth in development policies, reinforcing the role of youth as a dynamic force in the field of North-South interdependence.
Causeway offers British and Irish youth groups a unique opportunity to develop young people’s sense of identity and self-awareness through exchanges and the partnerships they develop. Causeway projects promote working in a team and provide a valuable avenue to dealing with issues of tolerance and diversity.
There are a lot of great reasons to do a Causeway project.
Many of the issues that youth workers in Ireland and the UK face are very similar: intercultural integration, drug use, anti-social behaviour, teenage pregnancies.
The Anna Lindh Foundation facilitates and supports the action of civil society of the Euro-Mediterranean Region in priority fields which affects the capacity for individuals and groups to share values and live together.
The programme of the Foundation is focused on activities in fields which are essential for human and social dialogue:
• Education and Youth;
• Culture and Arts;
• Cities and Migration;
• Values, Religion and Spirituality;
• Peace and Co-existence;
Youth in Action is the EU Programme for young people aged 13-30. It aims to inspire a sense of active citizenship, solidarity and tolerance among young Europeans and to involve them in shaping the Union's future. With a total budget of 885 million euros for seven years (2007-2013), the Programme supports a large variety of activities for young people and youth workers through five Actions: