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Sectors: Education - Training, Employment, Youth

Beneficiaries: All beneficiaries

Regions: Candidate countries, European Economic Area, European Union

Category: Call for proposals


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Responsible: European Commission


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ERASMUS PLUS – Key Action 2: Capacity building project in the field of Youth – 2021

Funds for: Supporting the international  cooperation and policy dialogue in the field of youth and non-formal learning, as a driver of sustainable socio-economic development and well-being of youth organisations and young people.

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives : 

  • Raising the capacity of organisations working with young people outside formal learning;
  • Promoting non-formal learning activities in partner countries, especially targeting young people with fewer opportunities, with a view to improving the level of competences while ensuring the active participation of young people in society;
  • Supporting the development of youth work in Partner countries, improving its quality and recognition;
  • Fostering the development, testing and launching of schemes and programmes of non-formal learning mobility in Partner countries;
  • Contributing to the implementation of the EU Youth Strategy (2019-2027) including the 11 European Youth goals;
  • Fostering cooperation across different regions of the world through joint initiatives;
  • Enhancing synergies and complementarities with formal education systems and/or the labour market;Priorities:
  • Priority 1 : contributing to the ‘Engage-Connect-Empower’ priorities of the EU Youth Strategy 2019-2027;
  • Priority 2 : building on outcomes of the European Youth Goals, the Youth Dialogue and other youth projects;
  • Priority 3: improving the involvement of young people in democratic life, in terms of active citizenship and engagement with decision-makers (empowerment, new skills, involvement of young people in project design, etc.), in particular in  the eligible Partner Countries;
  • Priority 4: improving the entrepreneurial and innovative capacities of young people in Partner countries;
  • Priority 5: improving the capacity of the youth sector to work transnationally with care of inclusiveness, solidarity and sustainability;
  • Priority 6: promoting and contributing to transnational learning and cooperation between young people and decision makers, in particular in the eligible Partner Countries;
  • Priority 7: upscaling existing practices and outreach beyond the partnership, including making good use of digital means to  stay connected under all circumstances even in situations of remoteness, isolation or confinement;
  • Priority 8: linking the results to local communities, creating job opportunities and nurturing innovative ideas that could be replicated and scaled up in other settings in Partner countries;
  • Priority 9: demonstrating inclusion and accessibility of target groups with fewer opportunities and individuals in Partner countries;
  • Priority 10: developing new tools and non-formal learning methods, especially those promoting the acquisition/improvement  of competences, including media literacy skills innovative practices, in particular in the eligible Partner Countries;
  • Priority 11: disseminating their results in an effective and attractive way among young people involved in youth organisationsAmong financed actions: 
  • Organisation of mobility activities for young people and/or youth workers;
  • Events, seminars, workshops, exchange of good practice;
  • Development of non-formal learning methods;
  • Simulation of real life cases in society


Additional information

This is an open call for proposal. All the documents will be evaluated.

Initial duration of the action: Between 1 and 3 years


  • Non-profit organisation, association, NGO;
  • Minimum 2 organisation from 2 different;
  • Programme countries and 2 organisations from at least 1 eligible Partner country;
  • Organisation established in an Erasmus+ Programme or Partner country


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