The application period for 2018 is closed. Next application period will open in January 2019.


About the Youth Cooperation Initiative

Do you have a brilliant idea? Do you want to implement a project together with other young activists from another country? Join the Youth Cooperation Initiative, which creates a possibility for youth from different countries to realize ideas together. Read more in the Youth Cooperataion Initiative handbook.



  • Themes: the project should cover any of the following themes: sustainability, youth perspective, non-discrimination, leadership, organisational development or advocacy.
  • The implementers should be two youth NGO:s and/or NGO:s with organized youth groups, from two different countries (one from a country on the DAC-list).
  • The applying organisation should be a member organization of LSU (Sweden) or a member organisation of LSU’s partners YETT (Zimbabwe), YAK (Kenya), YAP (Lebanon)RADA (Belarus), GOfor members or NYC (Burma).
  • The majority of the project group should be younger than 30 years old.
  • The project should be implemented between the 1st of June 2018 and the 1st of November 2018.
  • LSU will grant project budgets between 10.000 SEK and 60.000 SEK.  We can only accept budgets that covers costs directly linked to project activities. In the evaluation of your application and your budget we will take into account the quality and expected outcomes of the activities as well as the level of costs in the respective countries and the cost efficiency (be aware that not all applications will be granted the maximum budget so please consider if your application is truly cost efficient before applying).

Priority applications

  • We reward projects where both organsiation are associated with one of: YAK, YAP, RADA, GOfor, YETT, NYC or LSU.
  • We honors projects where there is a clear plan for how the cooperation can continue efter the completion of the project.
  • Within the theme advocacy we honor projects that focuses on the rights of youth in elections and  shrinking civic space of youth organizations.


How to apply?

The application form together with a Letter of Intent (signed by each of the organizations’ signatories) should be sent to no later than the 12th of March 2018. The decision regarding which projects that will receive funding, will be communicated in April 2018. The implementation period is between the 1st of June 2018 and 1st of November 2018. (If agreed with LSU, it is possible to start the implementation period in May). The project should be reported before the 1st of December 2018.

Download the application form for word here: Application-form-for-YCI-2018



Want to read about previous YCI projects?

Click on the names of the projects below:

Project during 2015

Learn by experience

Platform for citizen voices

Engaging Youth in the Dissemination of Peace and Equality

Projects during 2016

Youth Cycling for Climate Change


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