ERASMUS+ - Capacity Building in the Field of Youth

Deadline :
March 6, 2024 5:00 PM

Brussels time

Project Duration:
Funding available:
€100,000 to €300,000 per project
Partners required:

Funding programme

Erasmus+ is the EU funding programme for education, training, youth and sport for the period 2021-2027. Read more about ERASMUS+ here.

Call overview

This call aims to support the international cooperation and policy dialogue in the field of youth and non-formal learning.

Call details

Capacity-building projects are international cooperation projects based on multilateral partnerships between organisations active in the field of youth in Programme and Partner countries.

The action will aim to:

  • raise the capacity of organisations working with young people outside formal learning;
  • promote non-formal learning activities in Partner countries, especially targeting young people with fewer opportunities, with a view to improving the level of competences while ensuring the active participation of young people in society;  
  • support the development of youth work in Partner countries, improving its quality and recognition;  
  • foster the development, testing and launching of schemes and programmes of non-formal learning mobility in Partner countries;  
  • contribute to the implementation of the EU Youth Strategy (2019-2027) including the 11 European Youth goals;  
  • foster cooperation across different regions of the world through joint initiatives;
  • enhance synergies and complementarities with formal education systems and/or the labour market.  

Proposals should focus on one or more of the following thematic areas:  

  • political participation and dialogue with decision-makers;  
  • inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities;  
  • democracy, rule of law and values;  
  • empowerment / engagement / employability of young people;  
  • peace and post-conflict reconciliation;
  • environment and climate;  
  • anti-discrimination and gender equality;  
  • digital and entrepreneurial skills.


The activities proposed must be directly linked to the general and specific objectives of the action and they must be detailed in a project description covering the entire implementation period. Finally, in the context of this international worldwide action, project activities must focus on building and strengthening the capacities of youth organisations and young people principally in the partner countries covered by the action.

Examples of activities include:

  • the development of tools and methods for the socio-professional development of youth workers and trainers;
  • the development of non-formal learning methods, especially those promoting the acquisition/improvement of competences, including media literacy skills;
  • the development of new forms of practical training schemes and simulation of real life cases in society;
  • the development of new forms of youth work, notably strategic use of open and flexible learning, virtual cooperation, open educational resources (OER) and better exploitation of the ICT potential;
  • the organisation of events/seminars/workshops/exchange of good practice for cooperation, networking, awareness raising and peer-learning purposes
  • the organisation of mobility activities for young people and/or youth workers in order to test tools and methods developed by the partnership. Please note that mobility activities must be secondary to the main objectives of the action, and must be instrumental to and underpin the achievement of these objectives.


In order to be eligible, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities, if applicable) must be:

- legal entities:

• NGOs (including European Youth NGOs and national Youth Councils) working in the field of Youth;

• public authorities at local, regional or national level;

• Public or private companies (small, medium or large enterprise (including social enterprises) may also participate but not as coordinator.

- legally established in an EU Member State or third country associated to the Programme, or in third countries not associated to the Programme from regions 1 (Western Balkans), Region 2 (Neighbourhood East) or Region 3 (South Mediterranean countries).

Please see section "Eligible Countries" in Part A of Programme Guide.

Consortium Composition

Proposals must be submitted by a consortium of at least 4 applicants (beneficiaries, not affiliated entities), which complies with the following conditions:

• minimum 1 legal entity from an EU Member State or third country associated to the Programme;

• minimum 2 legal entities from 2 different eligible third countries not associated to the Programme belonging to the same eligible Region mentioned above in “Who can apply”.

o Organisations from different eligible regions cannot participate in the same projects. Cross-regional projects are not eligible.

Affiliated entities and associated partners do not count for the consortium composition


Maximum EU contribution per project: EUR 300.000.

Project duration

Projects should normally last between 12 and 36 months (extensions are possible, if duly justified and through an amendment).

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Deadline :
March 6, 2024 5:00 PM

Brussels time

Project Duration:
Funding available:
€100,000 to €300,000 per project
Partners required: