DiscoverEU Inclusion is for organisations or informal groups of young people who want to run a funded, supported project with up to five young people with fewer opportunities. Barriers preventing young people from participating in DiscoverEU can be financial, social, physical, among others.
Participants should be 18-year-old legal residents of Erasmus+ programme countries who are interested in travelling by train and experiencing the freedom of movement throughout 33 European countries.
What is DiscoverEU Inclusion?
The DiscoverEU Inclusion action is for groups of one to five young people from the same country who have fewer opportunities and want to travel through Europe for a short period of time (from 1 up to 30 days).
The short duration and support of an organisation make DiscoverEU Inclusion particularly suitable for young people with fewer opportunities:
- to experience travelling alone as an individual or
- to experience international travel in the safety of a group.
DiscoverEU Inclusion for Organisations
Organisations should benefit from participating in the DiscoverEU Inclusion Action, and the project should be in line with the objectives of the organisation and fit its needs. The duration of the projects spans between 3 and 18 months. Collaboration with stakeholders from other countries is encouraged as they could offer activities or support to the participants.
The project is made up of four phases:
- Planning – Define the needs, objectives, and desired outcomes
- Preparation – Establish the practicalities
- Implementation – Carry out the activities
- Follow-up – Evaluation, dissemination and feedback.
Projects and Eligibility
What makes a quality DiscoverEU Inclusion project?
The Erasmus+ Programme seeks to promote equal opportunities and access, inclusion and fairness across all its actions. Organisations should design accessible and inclusive project activities, taking into account the views of participants with fewer opportunities and involving them in the decision-making process. This means that the project:
- relies on the active involvement of young people with fewer opportunities and participating organisations, who should take an active role in all the stages of the project, enhancing in this way their learning and development experience.
- involves preferably diverse groups of participants with fewer opportunities and builds on this diversity.
- is based on clearly identified needs of the young participants.
- ensures that the non-formal and informal learning outcomes of the DiscoverEU Inclusion experience of the participants are properly identified and documented.
- encourages the participants to reflect on European topics and values.
Am I eligible to take part?
Groups and organisations are eligible to apply if they are:
- a non-profit organisation, association, 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 or third country associated to the Erasmus+ programme.
- any eligible participating organisation or group established in an EU Member State or third country associated to the Programme can be the applicant.
Frequently Asked Questions
What financial support could we be eligible for
A young person is eligible to receive inclusion support of €100 and individual support of €62 per day for a maximum of 21 days. If a young person and their accompanying person need additional inclusion support, then these costs can be reimbursed once they have been explained and approved by Léargas. Make sure to keep receipts related to these additional inclusion supports.
A young person can be reimbursed for expenses necessary for their travel that they couldn’t otherwise afford, such as buying a suitcase or backpack, visa costs, or medical certs.
The organisation is eligible to receive €100 for each young person with fewer opportunities involved as a contribution to unit costs for the organisation of the activities.