23 youth groups benefit through ‘Youth In Action’ Programme
Parliamentary Secretary for Youth and Sport, Clyde Puli, distributed €336,581 in funds to 23 youth organisations to implement projects under the European Union Youth in Action programme.
Mr Puli said that while these EU programmes are giving youths direct access to EU funds, they are also giving them opportunities to acquire new skills useful for their personal and social lives. He went on to say that these informal education programmes compliment the Government’s investment towards education.
During the activity, a series of informative books about the Youth in Action Programme was launched.
National coordinator of EU Agency Funds Robert Debono said that in the coming months, a new campaign is being targeted at youths to encourage them apply for more Youth in Action funds. He said that the organisation also uses other media to pass on its message.
The Youth in Action programme is aimed at youths between 13 and 30 years of age. In the last five years, Maltese youths have benefitted from more than €3 million in EU funds.