Erasmus+ is the EU funding programme for education, training, youth and sport for the period 2021-2027.
This action supports organisations and groups of young people to carry out Youth Exchanges, bringing together young people from different countries to exchange and learn outside their formal educational system.
Under this Action, organisations and informal groups of young people can receive support to carry out projects bringing together young people from different countries to exchange and learn outside their formal educational system. Erasmus+ supports non-formal learning mobility of young people in the form of Youth Exchanges, with the objective to engage and empower young people to become active citizens, connect them to the European project as well as to help them acquire and develop competences for life and their professional future.
More specifically, Youth Exchanges aim to:
The Action is open to all young people, with a special focus on those with fewer opportunities.
Supported activities include:
The following activities are not eligible for grants under Youth Exchanges: academic study trips; exchange activities that aim to make financial profit; exchange activities that can be considered as tourism; festivals; holiday travel; performance tours, statutory meetings, training courses by adults for young people.
A participating organisation can be:
established in an EU Member State or third country associated to the Programme or a third country not associated to the Programme neighbouring the EU.
Minimum two participating organisations (at least one sending and at least one receiving organisation) from different countries must be involved.
From 3 to 24 months.