Erasmus+ Youth Participation Activities
Erasmus+ supports youth-led local, national and transnational participation projects run by informal groups of young people and/or youth organisations encouraging youth participation in Europe’s democratic life.
Activities should follow one or more of the following objectives:
- provide young people with opportunities to engage and learn to participate in civic society (providing pathways of engagement for young people in their daily lives but also in democratic life, aiming for a meaningful civic, economic, social, cultural and political participation of young people from all backgrounds, with special focus on those with fewer opportunities);
- raise young people’s awareness about European common values and fundamental rights and contribute to the European integration process, including through contribution to the achievement of one or more of the EU Youth Goals;
- develop young people’s digital competences and media literacy (in particular critical thinking and the ability to assess and work with information) with a view to increasing young people’s resilience to disinformation, fake news and propaganda, as well as their capacity to participate in democratic life;
- bring together young people and decision makers at local, regional, national and transnational level and/or contribute to the EU Youth Dialogue.
Activities can be face-to-face or online workshops and/or meetings, seminars, debates, consultations, awareness-raising campaigns, virtual and onsite events, role-play simulations.
They can be either transnational (implemented in one or more participating countries and involving partners from several participating countries) or national (implemented at local, regional or national level and involving informal group(s) of young people and/or organisations from a single participating country).
Eligible participating organisations
- a non-profit organisation, association, NGO; European Youth NGO; a public body at local, regional, national level; a social enterprise; a profit-making body active in Corporate Social Responsibility;
- an informal group of young people;
- established in
– an EU Member State (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden)
– or third country associated to the Programme (North Macedonia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Serbia, Turkey)
– or a third country not associated to the Programme neighbouring the EU (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Territory of Ukraine as recognised by international law, Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia, Territory of Russia as recognised by international law).
Number and profile of participating organisations
- National Youth participation projects: minimum one participating organisation must be involved;
- Transnational Youth participation projects: minimum two participating organisations from different countries must be involved.
Duration of project: from 3 to 24 months.
Venue(s) of the activities
Activities must take place in the country of one or more participating organisations. Activities can also take place at the seat of an Institution of the European Union, even if in the project there are no participating organisations from the country that hosts the Institution.
Young people aged between 13 and 30 resident in the country of the participating organisations and decision-makers relevant to the topics addressed by the project.
Who can apply
Any eligible participating organisation established in an EU Member State or third country associated to the Programme.
Where to apply
To the National Agency of the country in which the applicant organisation is established.
The maximum grant awarded per project is 60,000 EUR. It can cover costs related to coaching, inclusion support, travel and other expenses related to the organisation of events.
– 23 February at 12:00 (midday Brussels time) for projects starting between 1 June and 31 December of the same year;
– 4 October at 12:00 (midday Brussels time) for projects starting between 1 January and 31 May of the following year;
– If an additional round is organised, applicants have to submit their applications by 4 May at 12:00:00 (midday Brussels time), for projects starting between 1 August and 31 December of the same year.
Interested organisations should read the Erasmus+ Programme Guide.
For further support, they should contact the National Agency in their country.
If you are a young person interested to take part in this activity, please get in touch with the Erasmus+ National Agency in your country.
Read more here.