is the European Union Programme for young people. It aims to inspire a sense of active European citizenship, solidarity and tolerance among young Europeans and to involve them in shaping the Union's future. It promotes mobility within and beyond the EU's borders, non-formal learning and intercultural dialogue, and encourages the inclusion of all young people, regardless of their educational, social and cultural background.

Programme priorities
• European Citizenship: raising awareness in young people that they are citizens of Europe, as well as
   citizens of their own countries.
• Participation of young people: supporting young people's involvement in democratic life and
   understanding of active citizenship and the value of democracy.
• Cultural diversity: respect for people's cultural origins and desire to fight against racism and xenophobia.
• Inclusion: ensuring that young people with fewer opportunities get equal access to the Youth in Action
   program.

5 Actions of "Youth in Action"

Action 1 - Youth for Europe
Action 2 - European Voluntary Service
Action 3 - Youth in the World
Action 4 - Youth Support Systems
Action 5 - Support for European
cooperation in the youth field

Only action 2 and 3 are available for Ukraine.

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Participating countries:

Programme Countries (participate in all Actions) 27 Member States of the European Union
Participating countries of the EFTA members of the EEA:
Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland
Candidate countries for accession to the European Union:
Turkey, Croatia
Neighbouring Partner Countries (participate in some Actions) South East Europe:
Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Kosovo
Eastern Europe and Caucasus (EECA) :
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Russian Federation, UKRAINE.
Mediterranean Partner Countries:
Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestinian Authority of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Syria, Tunisia.
Full information about Youth in Action is available HERE

What is "Erasmus for All"?

Erasmus for All is the new program proposed by the European Commission for education, training, youth and sport. It would start in 2014. Erasmus for All would replace seven existing programs with one: it brings together the existing Lifelong Learning Program (Erasmus, Leonardo da Vinci, Comenius and Grundtvig), YOUTH IN ACTION, and five international cooperation programs (Erasmus Mundus, Tempus, Alfa, Edulink and the programme for cooperation with industrialized countries). The new program will still focus on the needs of young people, whether they are pupils, students, trainees, volunteers or involved in associations. It will place more emphasis on support for teachers, trainers, information officers and youth workers because of their importance as 'multipliers'. Click to learn more...