During its 38th meeting in Budapest from 27 to 28 March 2018, the Joint Council on Youth decided to integrate definitively Volunteer Time Recognition (VTR) in EYF grants.
Since 2014, the EYF proposed to valorise Volunteer Time Recognition in EYF grant applications and reports for a trial period of 2 years. This trial period was renewed for 2 more years.
Before including VTR definitively, the EYF conducted a survey among NGOs. According to the results of this survey, 63% of the interviewed youth NGOs integrated Volunteer Time Recognition in their EYF grant applications.
The EYF is the first European structure of its kind to officially acknowledge the work of youth work volunteers in its grant system.