Central Baltic Region for Youth

Thematic cluster:
Central Baltic Programme
3. Attractive and dynamic societies
Direction of support:
Improving living conditions and social inclusion
Oct 2009 - Jul 2011 (1 years, 10 months)
Total funding:
258 519 €
ERDF funding:
209 309 €
EUSBSR Priority area
Improving and promoting people’s health, including its social aspects

Development idea

The economic crisis, rising unemployment, reduction in household income and offered services increase the need to prevent negative behaviour among young people and to integrate young people with special needs into society.

Aim of the project

The CEBARE4YOU project prevented youth-related problems and improved the quality of local life by developing new models and methods for organising youth activities in local communities.

Main project activities

CEBARE4YOU focused on the needs and problems of young people by clarifying how they spent their free time. The project involved socially rejected children and young people in school activities and free-time gatherings and ran events to prevent youth alcohol/drug addiction and crime. Furthermore, the partners organised training for youth work leaders and partnership activities for representatives of youth associations. Activities were also dedicated to planning new kinds of youth centres and activities in the participating municipalities.


Municipality of Harku

ERDF funding:
131 074 €
Amount of eligible national funding:
23 131 €

Municipality of Söderhamn

ERDF funding:
45 212 €
Amount of eligible national funding:
15 071 €

Municipality of Sipoo

ERDF funding:
33 024 €
Amount of eligible national funding:
11 008 €


A technical plan and concept for a new youth centre

The project introduced a plan for a new youth centre in Harku, Estonia.

The technical plan and concept were a result of cross-border co-operation and experiences from Sweden and Finland were taken into account.


Free-time activities for young people

The project organised a number of free-time activities for socially rejected young people.

The youth activities included both local actions like camps as well as site visits to other partner locations. The activities had a focus on preventive youth work and the topics handled e.g. sexual health, self-esteem as well as alcohol and drugs. Drama and creativy were used to encourage and empower the youngsters.

Photos of activities

Trainings for youth workers

The project organised a number of trainings for youth workers.

The trainings included both local actions as well as site visits to other partner locations. The youth workers for example visited several youth centres to get to know different working practises and to learn from each other.