The project goal is to bring about sustainable change in local communities across Europe through innovative approaches to youth empowerment and community development. The International Academy Berlin for Innovative Pedagogy, Psychology and Economy gGmbH provides technical assistance, organizes networking opportunities, and coordinates joint initiatives for the Youth Empowerment Partnership Programme, a Europe-wide network of community-based youth projects. During 2017-2018, the grantee supported 20 local program sites and worked with 15 project partners across 17 European countries. The grantee provided direct technical assistance to local program sites in the network, trained young people and community stakeholders on a range of topics, and organized international networking opportunities for young people and practitioners. In 2018, more than 11,800 people were directly involved in community projects, including over 6,300 young people. The grantee and its partners secured significant European Commission funding for a range of projects. The grantee is based in Berlin, Germany.