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Erasmus+ – Virtual Exchanges in Higher Education and Youth – 2021

Erasmus+ is EU's programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. The 2021-2027 programme places a strong focus on social inclusion, the green and digital transitions, and promoting young people’s participation in democratic life.

2022-02-22
4 million euro
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Appeal framework

Institution European Commission
Sectors
Beneficiaries
Regions Africa-Carribean-Pacific, Balkans, Caucasus, European Economic Area, European Union, Middle East
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Countries eligible for the grant:

  • Erasmus+ Partner Countries: Click here
  • Erasmus+ associated countries which are in ongoing negotiations for an association agreement and where the agreement enters into force before grant signature: Click here

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Priorities and funded actions

Objectives 

  • To make the most of the opportunities and challenges of the ongoing transformations in the sectors of education, training and Youth across Europe.

Priorities 

  • Priority 1: To encourage intercultural dialogue with Partner Countries and increasing tolerance through online people-to-people interactions, building on digital, youth-friendly technologies;
  • Priority 2: To promote various types of virtual exchanges as a complement to Erasmus+ physical mobility, allowing more young people to benefit from intercultural and international experience;
  • Priority 3: To enchance critical thinking and media literacy, particularly in the use of internet and social media, such as to counter discrimination indoctrination, polarization and violent radicalisation;
  • Priority 4: To foster the digital and soft skills development of students, young people and youth workers, including the practice of foreign languages and teamwork, notably to enhance employability;
  • Priority 5: To promote citizenship and the common values of freedom, tolerance and nondiscrimination through education;
  • Priority 6: To strengthen the youth dimension in the relations of the EU with Partner Countries.

Among financed actions: 

  • Online-facilitated discussions between young people of youth organisations based in different countries, as part of youth projects;
  • Training for youth workers willing to develop a virtual exchange project with colleagues from other countries;
  • Online facilitated discussions between students of Higher Education institutions based in different countries, as part of higher education degrees;
  • Training for university professors/staff willing to develop a virtual exchange project with colleagues from other countries;
  • Interactive open online courses including traditional course materials such as filmed lectures, readings, and problem sets.

Additional information

  • This call for proposals is an open call for proposals.
  • Initial duration of the action: 36 months.

Eligibility

  • Be legal entities (public or private bodies);
  • Be established in one of the eligible countries.
Financement
  • Indicative budget per topic:
    • Topic IPA – Virtual Exchanges with the Western Balkans: 1 million euro
    • Topic NDICI – Virtual Exchanges with other specific regions in the world: 3 million euro
  • Amount of the grant: 500,000 euro
  • Co-financing rate: up to 95% of the total eligible costs

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