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NDICI – Regional Youth Support in Africa – 2023

Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument - Regional Youth Support in Africa aims to support the participation and commitment of young people to seize opportunities and contribute to cultural dialogue.

5 million euro

Appeal framework

Institution European Commission
Sectors Citizenship & Human Rights Cooperation & Development Culture, Media & Communication Education & Training Territorial Development
Beneficiaries Association & NGO

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Priorities and funded actions


  • Supporting youth participation and engagement to seize opportunities and contribute to intercultural dialogue, human cohesion, human rights, climate change and employment in the Sahel
  • Capacity building of young people (girls and boys) in leadership, social cohesion, conflict mitigation, climate change, social media, digitisation, advocacy and coordination and management
  • Improved access to employment opportunities and socio-professional integration of young people


  • Priority 1 – working in consortia of international and local NGOs (in the 6 countries of intervention) in order to cover with expertise and capacities based on experiences the main lines of actions to be developed and implemented
  • Priority 2 – seeking coherence and close coordination with EU-funded interventions and its MSMEs on the same issues in each priority country and region
  • Priority 3 – partnership with national youth organisations and with local and decentralised structures
  • Priority 4 – conflict sensitivity, peace and resilience, environmental protection, climate change, and respect for human rights
  • Priority 5 – prioritisation of actions in favour of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in insecure countries
  • Priority 6 – gender equality, empowerment of women and girls
  • Priority 8 – promoting digital literacy and skills; fostering digital entrepreneurship and job creation; promoting the use of digital technologies through technology mainstreaming
  • Priority 9 – aligning the action with the EU’s Global Gateway strategy
  • Priority 10 – alignment with the priorities of the different Team Europe Initiative (TEI) of each country involved
  • Priority 11 – coherence and alignment with the national policies of each country, in particular with regard to national youth policies
  • Priority 12 – strategic contribution to the implementation of the Youth Action Plan
  • Priority 13 – strategic contribution to the implementation of the Gender Action Plan
  • Priority 14 – actions to be implemented in all the following countries Mauritania, Senegal, Mali, Niger, Chad and Burkina Faso
  • Priority 15 – strengthening complementarity

Among financed actions

  • Training of leaders of youth CSO platforms/networks in coordination, management and advocacy
  • Identification/mapping study on youth CSO platforms/networks
  • Inform, mobilise and target leaders who will be beneficiaries
  • Communication event on youth CSO platforms
  • Establish Youth Sounding Boards (YSBs) at the Sahel level and in each country
  • Meetings of Delegations with national YSBs
  • Regional meeting of YSBs regional representatives of national YSBs
  • Communication, capitalisation and dissemination events on YSBs
  • Training of young leaders of youth organisations on coordination, management and advocacy
  • Strengthening youth advisory structures, such as Youth Sounding Boards (YSBs)
  • Collaboration with existing public youth centres in each country at national and regional level
  • Organisation of national and regional exchange meetings with young leaders from national youth organisations, YSBs or other equivalent bodies
  • Setting up (selection and training) of youth groups
  • Training of young “Ambassadors for Peace
  • Training of “Young Journalists for Peace

Additional information

  • This call for proposals is a restricted call for proposals. In first instance, only concept notes will be evaluated.
  • Initial duration of the action: between 36 and 48 months


  • Be a legal person
  • Be non-profit-making
  • Be a specific type of organisation such as: non-governmental organisation, international (intergovernmental) organisation
  • Be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action have effective and measurable work experience in at least three of the six countries benefiting from the intervention
  • Total budget of the call: 5 million euro
  • Amount of the grant: between 4.5 and 5 million eruo
  • Co-financing rate: between 80% and 95% of the total eligible costs

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