European Year of Youth

2022 is the European Year of Youth, a year where we will shine a light on the importance of European youth to build a better future – greener, more inclusive and digital.

With plenty of opportunities to learn, share your vision, meet people and engage in activities all over Europe, the European Year of Youth is the moment to move forward with confidence and hope in a post-pandemic perspective.

A total of €60,000 in funding will be made available to to support events and activities for young people in Ireland during 2022. This fund will be administered by Léargas and is part of the European Year of Youth Micro Grants Scheme which will make grants of €500 to €5,000 available to youth organisations, schools, clubs and community groups, as well as informal groups of young people, across the country. These grants are co-funded by the European Commission and the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth.

It is intended that the money will help support events and activities for young people, such as conferences, workshops, information sessions or consultations, art exhibitions or photography competitions, mini festivals or musical events.