+33(0)1 42 54 60 64 | contact@welcomeurope.com

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.

4 million euro

Appeal framework

Institution European Commission
Regions Africa-Carribean-Pacific, Balkans, Caucasus, European Economic Area, European Union, Middle East

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

Content reserved for subscribers

Register for free to access the content

Free access to all information

Priorities and funded actions


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


  • 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.


  • Be legal entities (public or private bodies);
  • Be established in one of the eligible countries.
  • 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

Test your eligibility

Need help with your public financing ?

Similar news

28 March 2019

Zoom on the EU’s ERASMUS+ programme 

Lire l'aticle

31 July 2020

ERASMUS+: five new cross-border collaboration projects

Lire l'aticle