The European Youth Foundation (EYF) is a fund established by the Council of Europe to provide financial support for European youth activities. It aims to encourage co-operation amongst young people in Europe by providing financial support to youth activities. It concerns activities, which serve the promotion of peace, understanding and co-operation in a spirit of respect for human rights, democracy, tolerance and solidarity.
The EYF provides financial support to the following types of activity undertaken by youth NGOs or networks, or by other NGOs involved in the areas of youth work relevant to the Council of Europe's youth policies and work:
educational, social, cultural and humanitarian activities of a European character
activities aiming at strengthening peace and co-operation in Europe
activities designed to promote closer co-operation and better understanding among young people in Europe, particularly by developing the exchange of information
activities intended to stimulate mutual aid in Europe and in the developing countries for cultural, educational and social purposes