Through this Action, the European Commission aims to support young
people's initiative and creativity. It can give young people the chance to
try out ideas through initiatives which give them an opportunity to be
directly and actively involved in planning and realizing projects in their
Participation in Youth Initiatives is an important non-formal
educational experience. It also provides young people with an opportunity
to consider themselves as European citizens, as well as with the feeling
that they are contributing to the construction of Europe.