Have a vision to create change in your community? Are you ready to share your youth-led innovative solutions and accelerate progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals? Join the EU Empowerment Fund through the Global Youth Mobilization Open Call 2024.

This call aims to fund innovative local ideas from young people that contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in their communities.

The Open Call will support through micro-grant funding for community-based projects from individual young people or youth groups that tackle sustainable development challenges in their local communities.

The initiative aims to increase the participation of under-represented young people, including those from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds, those facing gender equality issues or young people with a disability.


  • Individual young people and informal groups can receive funding ranging from 500 to 1,500 EUR, while registered youth organisations are eligible to receive between 3,000 and 5,000 EUR.


  • Open to young people aged 14 to 30 from countries eligible for Official Development Assistance.
  • Projects addressing global challenges aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • Focus Areas:
    • Projects by or for underrepresented young people and groups, including young people in challenging circumstances, those from lower socio-economic backgrounds, and individuals facing barriers related to gender or disability.
    • Projects addressing climate change and environmental sustainability.


Applications are open from June 27 until July 21, and young people from eligible countries are encouraged to apply. The application process is straightforward and accessible, with forms available online and in multiple languages.

Apply here

For more information, visit EU-YEF.