Capacity building projects in the field of youth aim to: foster cooperation and exchanges between Programme and Partner Countries

improve the quality and recognition of youth-work, non-formal learning, and volunteering in Partner Countries and enhance synergies with education systems and the labour market foster new non-formal learning mobility schemes and programmes, and
promote transnational non-formal learning mobility between Programme and Partner Countries, with a focus on the under-privileged.
Capacity building projects should focus on activities that; promote strategic cooperation between youth organisations and public authorities (in Partner Countries); promote cooperation between youth and education organisations, as well as business and the labour market; build the capacity of youth organisations and authorities; enhance the management, governance, innovation capacity and internationalisation of youth organisations; launch, test, and implement youth work-practices, such as professional development and informal learning; promote new forms of training and new approaches to youth work; promote cooperation, networking, and peer-learning to improvement the management of youth organisations.

What is the opportunity?
Erasmus+ provides the opportunity for organisations to implement projects that aim to:

encourage policy dialogue, cooperation, networking, and the exchange of best practices
organise large scale youth events (of up two days)
organise information and awareness campaigns
develop information, communication, and media tools
develop youth work methods, tools, materials, curricula, training modules, and documentation instruments (such as Youthpass)
create new forms of delivering youth work and providing training and support.
There are two main types of Capacity Building projects:

Western Balkans and Eastern Partnership Youth Window projects (Region 1, 2), which aim at increasing the capacity of organisations through mobility activities (potentially complemented by capacity building activities).
Capacity-building projects in the field of youth cover a range of activities that encourage cooperation between organisations active in youth, education, training and other socio-economic sectors in Programme and Partner Countries from different regions of the world.

These projects aim to recognize and improve youth work, non-formal learning and volunteering and link them to education systems and the labour market. They also support regional and transnational non-formal learning mobility schemes to encourage the participation of youth in society.

For further information on Programme and Partner Countries please refer to the Erasmus+ Programme Guide.

Examples of capacity-building activities

Conferences, workshops and meetings
Large-scale youth events
Information and awareness campaigns
Communication and media tools
Development of methods, curricula, training and documentation such as Youthpass
Open and flexible learning materials, virtual cooperation, open educational resources (OER)

Length: 9 months to 2 years

Maximum grant award: EUR 150,000

Application deadline: 8th March 2018 at 12:00 midday Brussels time for projects starting between 1st July and 31 December

Information from the EACEA web-site