Open Call For The EU Empowerment Youth Fund

Have a vision to create change in your community? Are you ready to share your youth-led innovative solutions and accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals? Join the EU Empowerment Fund through the Global Youth Mobilization Open Call 2024.

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 the under-represented youth community, 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 1,500 EUR, while registered youth organisations are eligible to receive between 3,000 and 5,000 EUR.


Open to young people aged 14 to 30 from countries eligible for Official Development Assistance.

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.

Applications are open from June 27 until July 21, and young people from eligible countries are encouraged to apply. The application process is straightforward and accessible, with forms available online and in multiple languages.

Before You Apply, Read This!

Completing this Open Call Application Form is strongly encouraged since it is only by collecting sufficient information that the Global Youth Mobilization (GYM) Youth Panel can have enough information to select and determine successful applicants for the Youth Empowerment Fund – Global Youth Mobilization.

Your answers will remain confidential and will be processed by the Youth Panel strictly for the purposes of this call for applications.
Please do not include any personal data (information that can be used to identify individuals, such as name or specific location) in the free text questions, if not explicitly asked to do so.
For the purposes of contact and follow-up related to your application, it is necessary to collect your name and e-mail. Your personal data will be processed and protected in accordance with IFRC’s Policy on the Protection of Personal Data, which may be consulted here: Policy on the Protection of Personal Data | IFRC.
Please note that this survey is hosted by FormAssembly.com. We recommend that you review its Data Security and Privacy Policy.
For any questions about the use of data, the Open Call, or this application form, please reach out to the Project Coordination Team through the following email: EU-YEF@globalyouthmobilization.org
We highly recommend reading the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) before you begin applying.

Apply here 


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