Erasmus+ offers opportunities to organise projects for the mobility of YOUNG PEOPLE and YOUTH WORKERS.
Youth Exchanges allow groups of young people from different countries to meet and live together for up to 21 days to carry out a series of activities focusing on a theme that is relevant for them. These activities are planned and prepared by the participants involved in the project. Information on how young people can take part is available on the Youth Exchanges page.
Organisations can also prepare Volunteering Activities, whereby young people contribute through unpaid, full-time work abroad. Erasmus+ is one of the EU funding programmes supporting the volunteering activities of the European Solidarity Corps.
For youth workers, organisations can take part in opportunities to support the professional development and network of youth workers, including activities such as:
- training courses
- networking events
- study visits
- job shadowing/observation periods
Organisations or groups of young people interested in taking part can apply for opportunities in one of the following roles:
- Coordinator of a youth mobility project - responsible for applying on behalf of all participants;
- Sending Organisations - an organisation in charge of sending young people and/or youth workers abroad;
- Receiving Organisations - responsible for hosting, developing a programme of activities for participants and providing support.
Any organisation or group established in a Programme Country can be the applicant, and must apply on behalf of all participating organisations involved in a project.
Information from the European Commission Erasmus+ Portal