European Year of Youth 2022

Make your voice heard! 2022 is the European Year of Youth, shining 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. Find out what the Year has in store for you and join in the #EuropeanYearOfYouth !

Léargas is the national coordinator for the European Year of Youth in Ireland. For more information contact our European Year of Youth team.

European Year of Youth in Ireland

On 17 May 2022 Léargas invited young people from all over the country to hop aboard a train from Dublin to Cork, to discover the world of European opportunities for Youth.


European Year of Youth 2022

Visit the official European Year of Youth 2022 website for updates on how you can get involved.


European Year of Youth

Voice Your Vision

Erasmus+ 2021-2027

Erasmus+ is the European Union programme for education, training, youth and sport. It provides funding and support for organisations to carry out projects that match its objectives, and that encourage European exchange, co-operation and learning.

Youth Participation Projects

Mobility Projects for Youth Workers

Youth Exchanges

Partnerships for Cooperation

Training & Cooperation Activities


European Solidarity Corps

Young people aged 18 to 30 can volunteer in projects that meet community needs, or set up their own ‘Solidarity’ project to address an issue they are concerned about. Youth organisations can send or receive volunteers as part of the programme.

Volunteering Projects

Solidarity Projects

European Year of Youth

European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education, Youth and Sport, Mariya Gabriel


Next Steps


Stay up to date with European Year of Youth news

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Planning an activity during the European Year of Youth? Submit an activity!

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Get involved in a European project this year through Erasmus+ or European Solidarity Corps. Remember that the Year of Youth is a cross-sectoral celebration of young people. Working in School Education? Get involved too!

Check for Events

Planning an activity or event which ties in with the European Year of Youth? Apply to Léargas for a Micro Grant!

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Micro Grants


Apply for a Micro Grant

We want to fund activities and events that:

  1. shine a light on the great work that is already happening around the country during European Year of Youth (#EYY2022)
  2. support you to take this opportunity to try out something completely new in partnership with the young people in your organisation or community 

So if you’ve an activity idea for #EuropeanYearOfYouth apply for a European Year of Youth Micro Grant!

Léargas is the national coordinator for the European Year of Youth in Ireland. If you’ve any queries do not hesitate to contact our European Year of Youth team.

Connect With Europe

Léargas, Eurodesk Ireland and Youth Wiki were delighted to host the 'Connect With Europe' event in Ireland, officially welcoming in #EYY2022


Upcoming Léargas Events

Upcoming Léargas Events

Find upcoming national events and training opportunities organised by Léargas. Apply for national information sessions, application workshops and more!


International TCAs and NETs

Find international opportunities currently available to Irish participants interested in Erasmus+ and the European Solidarity Corps. Apply for international training courses, partner finding seminars and more!


The Doorstep Mile – Supporting young people in the great outdoors wellbeing

Explore outdoor programmes and their potential to provide positive physical, social, and developmental outcomes for young people.

Deadline: 15 August 2022

Demystifying Youth Participation

Do you work with young people? Do you find it challenging to decipher the language and policy associated with youth participation and to translate it to meaningful work with young people? If yes, this training is for you!

Deadline: 14 August 2022

Erasmus+ Youth and European Solidarity Corps Project Lab

The main aim of our Project Lab is to support you and your organisation to generate your project ideas and bring them to life. The Project Lab will provide the essentials – the criteria and environment to create and develop your future projects.

Deadline: 16 August 2022

Erasmus+ Youth Accreditations / ESC Quality Label Discovery Session

Do you work with young people? Find out more about funding opportunities involving young people and youth workers in the EU

Deadline: 22 August 2022


Celebrating the European Year of Youth 2022

In this open letter to Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps beneficiaries in Ireland, our Executive Director welcomes the opportunity for Léargas to coordinate the European Year of Youth in Ireland.  We’ll be working with all our beneficiaries and partners to ensure that this year is a memorable year for Youth!

Tips and Ideas for your European Year of Youth Event

In this blog our Eurodesk Coordinator, Malgorzata Fiedot-Davies, shares her tips and ideas for planning your European Year of Youth Event in 2022.


Meet the Team

Lorraine Gilligan

Executive Director, Media contact (01) 8871201

Emma Grainger

MANAGER (01) 8871209

Deirdre Finlay

MANAGER (01) 8871205

Malgorzata Fiedot-Davies

Eurodesk Officer (01) 8871210

Laura Austen Gray

Youth Wiki Officer (01) 8871241

Carmel Walsh

Senior Support and Development Officer, Youth KA2, Accreditation, DiscoverEU (01) 8871202

Daniel Abels

Support & Development Officer, Youth, Project Support All Fields

Audrey Reilly

Support and Development Officer, Youth Exchanges, Youth Participation Activities, Youth Worker Mobility (01) 8871222

Jane Carter

Inclusion & Diversity Officer, DiscoverEU Inclusion Action (01) 8871229

Anna Kadzik-Bartoszewska

Senior Support and Development Officer TCA/NET (01) 8871258