Eastern Partnership Youth Forum 2013

Deadline: September 5, 2013

Applications are now accepted for the Eastern Partnership Youth Forum which aims to increase sustainable political/civic commitment to further support non-formal learning/the youth work recognition process through cooperation in the youth field. The Eastern Partnership Youth Forum aims to bring together about 200 young people and youth experts with experience in youth and/or youth related areas to set the ground for a viable, continuous and structured dialogue and cross-sectoral cooperation. The forum will take place on 22-25 October, 2013 in Kaunas, Lithuania.

Objective of the event – reaching better social inclusion and improvement of lives of young people by increasing the quality and recognition of non-formal learning/education and youth work and make outcomes visible and transferable to other sectors.

Eligibility and Criteria

  • Relevant experience in youth work field. The Event aims to gather youth work practitioners, researchers, policy/decision makers and other relevant stakeholders in the youth and youth work field especially those working at local level. The priority will be given to participants who are able to contribute to the content and quality of non-formal education in their local realities.
  • Participants should be able to communicate in English. The interpretation from English to Russian and from Russian to English will be provided only in the plenary sessions, some linguistic help will be available in working groups.
  • Stakeholders are invited to participate in the Eastern Partnership Youth Forum in evidence based discussions and mutual learning and the qualitative development of non-formal education/learning and youth work.
  • Representatives/participants from Youth in Action Programme and Eastern Partnership countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine) should have one of the following profiles:
    • Young people active in youth organisations at local level;
    • Youth workers;
    • Youth researchers;
    • Youth policy/decision makers at international, national, regional and levels with an interest in local youth policy.
  • As the event puts an emphasis on the quality, visibility and transferability of non-formal education, representatives with the following background are also invited to apply:
    • Business organisations interested in non-formal education/learning and youth work;
    • Formal education institutions interested in non-formal education/learning and youth work.


  • Costs of accommodation, meals and other related costs will be covered by the organisers of the Eastern Partnership Youth Forum: the European Commission (Eastern Partnership Platform 4, Youth in Action Programme), the Lithuanian Government and other funds.
  • For participants (including representatives from respective ministries) from Eastern Partnership countries, travel and visa costs will be covered by the organisers of the Eastern Partnership Youth Forum.
  • For participants from Youth in Action Programme countries will be covered by relevant National Agencies. Please contact your National Agency for more details (financing, travel arrangements, reimbursement of expenses, etc.)
  • More information on cost, click here.

The Eastern Partnership Youth Forum is organised by the Agency of International Youth Cooperation, which is the Lithuanian National Agency of the Youth in Action Programme, in cooperation with the European Commission, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania and other stakeholders.

For more information, click here.