A significant number of the newly arrived to Europe are young people often unaccompanied minors. Many of them make dangerous journeys with the hope of finding a place where their future is not predetermined by deadly conflicts, but is yet to be written by them. However, reality offers a different picture.
In order to make sure that youth organisations can continue their important work in the field of refugee inclusion, the European Youth Forum decided to launch the European Youth Initiative Fund with the financial support of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).
The aim of the European Youth Initiative Fund (EYIF) is to mobilise young people, promote integration and build positive relationships between displaced youth and host communities in Europe. To do so, the European Youth Forum will provide grants to youth organisations so that they implement projects run with the meaningful involvement of young refugees and asylum-seekers and in cooperation with host communities.