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Mobility of Individuals

OVERVIEW

Organisations active in the youth field can apply for funding for the following activities:

  •  youth exchanges
  •  mobility of youth workers
  •  volunteering projects, including European Voluntary Service (EVS) and Strategic EVS

Youth Exchanges:

  • allow groups of young people from two or more countries to live and learn together for between five and 21 days
  • occur within projects that can last from three to 24 months
  • are for young people (aged 13-30), plus their youth workers/leaders
  • must have minimum 16 and maximum 60 participants (not counting the leaders)
  • must have minimum four young people per group
  • must have leaders who are at least 18 years old
  • Read our guide to making one happen!

Mobility of youth workers:

  • supports the professional development of youth workers
  • enables youth workers to attend seminars, training courses, contact-making events, study visits
  • enables youth workers to take part in job shadowing/observation periods in a youth organisation abroad
  • can last from two days to two months (excluding travel time)
  • occurs within projects that can last from three to 24 months

Volunteering Projects (KA125):

European Voluntary Service projects:

  • enable young people (aged 17-30) to be full-time volunteers in another country
  • can last from two to 12 months
  • can also be shorter term (two weeks to two months) for young people with fewer opportunities or for groups of ten or more
  • occur within projects that can last from three to 24 months

Strategic EVS:

  • involves standard EVS activities but enables experienced organisations to do one application for a three-year period
  • enables organisations to use EVS to achieve long-term visions.

Any private or public organisation which is active in the field of youth work can take part. Individuals cannot apply for funding directly. Note that the consent of the organisation’s CEO or equivalent is required in order to apply.

For a more detailed summary (including examples of each type of activity), see the Summary Guide for Youth and Non-Formal Learning.

For full eligibility criteria, please see the boxed text ‘Eligible participating organisations’ in the ‘Mobility project for young people and youth workers’ section of the Erasmus+ Programme Guide.

FUNDING

Funding is available for travel to and from the host country; to cover the participants’ cost of living while abroad; and to support the sending organisation with costs directly linked to coordinating the project.

Additional funding for participants with special needs is available where sufficiently justified in the application form. Funding is calculated on a per participant basis and amounts vary depending on the receiving country involved. For full funding details, see ‘What are the funding rules?’ in the ‘Mobility project for young people and youth workers’ section of the Erasmus+ Programme Guide.

BENEFITS

Young people experience other countries and cultures in Europe and beyond, and make connections outside their immediate peer groups. Youth workers develop their interpersonal skills and improve their employment prospects through training and networking opportunities.

Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices (Strategic Partnerships)

OVERVIEW

Key Action 2 is for Strategic Partnerships between youth organisations. They can cooperate with other youth organisations, or with external organisations, to run innovative projects. The projects must support sharing, development and implementation of high quality youth work, training or learning practice. Projects can focus on developments in the youth field, and can also be cross-sectoral across the education, training and youth fields. The project results must be shared with the wider community, to encourage use of the methods developed and to ensure an impact beyond the organisations directly involved.

There are three different types of KA2 Strategic Partnerships in the Youth field:

Supporting Innovation projects have close links to supporting and/or implementing policy objectives, and produce high quality ‘intellectual outputs’ as a result. ‘Intellectual outputs’ are tangible deliverables of the project, such as curricula, pedagogical and youth work materials, open educational resources, IT tools, analyses, studies, peer-learning methods, etc.

Supporting exchanges of good practice projects aim to develop and exchange practice within organisations and networks, with a view to strengthening practice and policy. Intellectual outputs (tangible deliverables of the project) are not included in these projects.

Transnational Youth Initiative projects are initiated, set up and carried out by a group of young people themselves. These projects can be reasonably simple cooperation projects that aim to foster social commitment and entrepreneurial spirit. They do not require the production of intellectual outputs (tangible deliverables of the project). See a toolkit for this type of project here.

A minimum of three organisations from three different programme countries must take part in a Strategic Partnership. There is no maximum number of partners, but funding for managing the project is capped at a level equivalent to ten organisations. If all the partners are youth organisations, the partnership is ‘sectoral’. If any partners are from different sectors, the partnership is ‘cross-sectoral’.

Projects can last from six months to three years.

NB: Irish organisations can participate as either ‘lead’ or ‘partner’ organisations. Only the lead organisation of a partnership applies for funding.

Since projects can be large- or small-scale and can include a diverse range of partners, a very wide range of activities is possible. Horizontal and field-specific priorities are stated in the Programme Guide and projects must address at least one priority.

There is plenty of flexibility around the type of activities that can be included within a Strategic Partnership as long as those activities are linked to reaching the overall, and specified, objectives of the project.

Examples of activity types include (but are not limited to):
• Exchange of practice
• Testing and/or implementation of innovative practices in the field
• Recognition and validation of knowledge, skills and competences
• Co-operation between regional authorities in the development of youth systems
• Transnational initiatives to encourage active citizenship and entrepreneurship
• Blended mobility combining short-term physical mobility (less than two months) with virtual mobility
• Long term mobility of youth workers (two to 12 months).

Any private or public organisation active in the field of youth can take part.

For full details of eligibility criteria, youth priorities, and possible project activities, please see the Youth Summary Guide and the ‘Strategic Partnerships in the field of education, training and youth’ section of the Erasmus+ Programme Guide.

See the deadlines for KA2 applications here.

FUNDING

The maximum funding available is €300,000 for two-year projects or €450,000 for three-year projects. All projects can receive funding for project management and implementation; apart from these, eligible expenses depend on the types of activities in the project. See the Youth Summary Guide and ‘What are the funding rules?’ in the ‘Strategic Partnerships in the field of education, training and youth’ section of the Erasmus+ Programme Guide for detail.

BENEFITS

Strategic Partnerships help youth organisations to strategically address the needs of young people, to learn from and exchange expertise with other relevant organisations, and promote new approaches to youth work. Participation also enables the creation of more attractive programmes for young people, motivates youth leaders and youth workers, and supports youth organisations working successfully in a wider European arena.

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Overview

Key Action 3, Support for Policy Reform, promotes the active participation of young people in democratic life in Europe. It stimulates and provides a framework for debate about issues affecting young people. Structured Dialogue is the name used for discussions between young people and decision makers that should ultimately inform policy-making.

A Structured Dialogue project has three phases: planning and preparation; implementation; and evaluation (including reflection on a possible follow-up). The project can last for three months to two years. Young people must be involved at all stages of the project and it is they who lead the activities. Activities can include but are not limited to:

  • National meetings and transnational seminars on issues which are relevant to Structured Dialogue or to the EU Youth Strategy
  • National meetings and transnational seminars organised during the Presidency of the European Union
  • Events that promote debates and information on youth policy themes linked to activities during European Youth Week
  • Consultations with young people, with a view to finding out their needs regarding participation in democratic life
  • Meeting and seminars, information events or debates between young people and decision-makers/youth experts around the theme of participation in democratic life
  • Events simulating the functioning of the democratic institutions and the roles of decision-makers within these institutions.

NB: Statutory meetings of organisations or networks and politically influenced events can not be funded.

For national meetings, one organisation can take part. For transnational meetings, a minimum of two organisations from two different countries must take part. Irish organisations can participate as either ‘lead’ or ‘partner’ organisations: only the lead organisation of a partnership applies for funding. Organisations from partner countries may take part but may not apply for funding.

Non-profit organisations, NGOs, and public bodies can all apply for funding. At least 30 young people (aged between 13 and 30) must take part in each project.

For full details of who can take part, awards criteria, possible project activities, and funding examples, please see the Youth Summary Guide. See also the ‘Key Action 3: Support for Policy Reform’ section of the Erasmus+ Programme Guide.

Funding

The maximum funding available is €50,000; this can be used for travel costs, organisational support, special needs support and exceptional costs (e.g. visa applications). See the Youth Summary Guide and ‘What are the funding rules?’ in the ‘Structured Dialogue: Meetings between young people and decision-makers in the field of Youth’ section of the Erasmus+ Programme Guide for detail.

Benefits

Structured Dialogue projects encourage active participation in democratic life and give young people and youth organisations a direct say in the policy-making process. They develop young people’s capacity to engage with civil society and increase their knowledge through peer learning. Projects also provide an evidence base to inform policy choices in the youth field.

Erasmus+ provides funding to Irish youth organisations and informal groups of young people to carry out a wide range of projects promoting exchange, cooperation, volunteering, and civic engagement.

These include arranging youth exchanges between groups of young people; sending or hosting volunteers on Volunteering Projects; or sending youth workers for job shadowing or training in other participating countries (all under Key Action 1). Youth organisations can collaborate with other relevant organisations to meet common challenges in innovative ways, exchange good practice, or set up a Transnational Youth Initiative (all under Key Action 2). They can also hold Structured Dialogue projects to facilitate discussion between young people and decision makers (under Key Action 3). Click on the orange ‘by key action’ tab above to find out more about each Key Action.

Youth organisations may also participate in some parts of Erasmus+ that are managed centrally by the European Commission, including Capacity Building. Erasmus+ emphasises the organisational, local and national benefits of participation so while individuals can take part in the projects, it is the organisation rather than the individual that applies for project funding. However, individuals (with the support of their organisation) may apply to attend international meetings called Transnational Cooperation Activities (TCAs) where relevant.

For more, have a look at this Prezi that ThinkVisual made for us about how Erasmus+ can work for the youth sector.

 

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