Project financed by: Directorate General for Regional and Urban Policy – European Commission

Programme: Link to the programme

Call: Support for citizen engagement in the implementation of cohesion policy (2020CE16BAT012)

Project Number: Proposal No.44

Beneficiary and Responsable for the Action: Adriatic Ionian Euroregion


Description of the Action

The YOUTH4COHESION (Y4C) project and the Adriatic Ionian Euroregion (AIE) will promote the involvement of Adriatic Ionian Youth into developing a sense of ownership of the new Cohesion Policy. Project activities will involve young people from AIE’s members including 2 EU Member States (Greece and Italy), 1 EU Member State finishing its first European programming period (Croatia) and 3 Candidates Countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro). Moreover, young people from other countries participating in the EU Strategy for the Adriatic Ionian Region (EUSAIR: Slovenia, North Macedonia and Serbia) will be sought.

To this end, involved young people will be trained about EU top policy priorities (a Smarter Europe; a more Connected Europe; a Greener, carbon free Europe; a more Social Europe; a Europe closer to citizens). They also will be stimulated to discuss the local impact of Cohesion Policy interventions and to identify existing initiatives most close to them, so that also those who feel distant from the benefits and opportunities linked to Cohesion Policy develop a better knowledge and awareness of it. As a result of the project, young people will be part of a permanent transnational network of cohesion builders.

Duration: 12 Months – January – December 2021

Total budget: 24.983,97 €

The YOUTH4COHESION action receives funding from the European Union