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Sectors: Citizenship, Education - Training, Youth

Beneficiaries: Civil Society Organisations

Regions: Candidate countries, European Economic Area, European Union

Category: Call for proposals


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Additional info regions:

* Candidate coutries: North Macedonia, Republic of Serbia, Turkey


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Responsible: European Commission


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Erasmus + – Support for Policy reform – Civil Society Cooperation in the Field of Youth – 2019
Funds for: providing structural support to European NGOS and EU-wide networks active in the field of youth

Priorities and funded actions:

* To raise awareness of the EU Youth Strategy 2019-2027 including the European Youth Goals;
* To develop, promote and support actions to engage, connect and empower youth in the spirit of the EU Youth Strategy;
* To increase awareness and youth participation in EU actions for young people, including Erasmus+, European Solidarity Corps and Discover EU;
* To increase commitment and cooperation of youth civil society actors with public authorities for the implementation of policies in areas relevant for young people;
* To boost youth stakeholder participation, including by building upon the potential of digital communication alongside other forms of participation;
* To boost youth civil society involvement in the dissemination of policy and programme actions including results and good practices among their membership and beyond

* Contributing to the realisation of the European Youth Goals as attached to the EU Youth Strategy;
* Adhering to the guiding principles set for the EU Youth Strategy;
* Promoting:
– Equality and non-discrimination;  
– Inclusion, catering for the diverse needs of young people and especially those with fewer opportunities or whose voices may be overlooked; 
– Participation of all young people in democratic and civic life in Europe;
– Global, European, national, regional and local dimension, ensuring European activities reach and impact young people at grassroots level and connect to global issues of concern to young people:
* Fostering the development of competences and skills through non-formal and informal learning, youth organisations and youth work;
* Promoting digital literacy, intercultural learning, critical thinking, the respect of diversity, and the values of solidarity, equal opportunities and human rights among young people in Europe;
* Contributing to relevant EU policy initiatives beyond youth policy affecting young people in areas such as citizenship, education, culture, sport, employment or social inclusion

Among financed actions
* Non-formal and informal learning and activity programmes;
* Seminars, meetings, workshops, consultations, debates of young people on youth policies and/or European matters;
* Media and communication activities and tools on youth and European matters
Additional information

* This call for proposals is an open call for proposals

* Inital duration of the action: 12 months

* Eligibility
– Be a non-profit making entity;
– Be a European NGO or a EU-wide network;
– Be active in the field of youth and run activities that support the implementation of the core areas of the EU Youth Strate;
– Involve young people in the management and governance of the organisation;
– Be established for at least one year in a country participating in the Erasmus+ programme;
– Have national organisations or branches in at least 12 Erasmus+ programme countries