Erasmus+ is the EU funding programme for education, training, youth and sport for the period 2021-2027. Read more about ERASMUS+ here.
This call aims to boost international cooperation with countries not associated to Erasmus+ programme 2021-2027.
Many young people -especially in Partner Countries - have no access to physical mobility, a situation aggravated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Hence, the goal of this call is to expand the reach and scope of Erasmus+, based on the experience of the 2018-2020 virtual exchange pilot project.
Virtual exchanges are online people-to-people activities that promote intercultural dialogue and soft skills development. They make it possible for every young person to access high-quality international and cross-cultural education (both formal and non-formal) without physical mobility. While virtual debating or training does not fully replace the benefits of physical mobility, participants in virtual exchanges ought to reap a number of the benefits of international educational experiences. Virtual exchanges also help spreading European values. Moreover, in some cases they can prepare, deepen and extend physical exchanges, as well as fuel new demand for them.
Virtual exchanges take place in small groups and are always moderated by a trained facilitator. They should be easily integrated into youth (non-formal education) projects or higher education courses. Virtual exchanges can draw participants from both sectors, even if, depending on specific projects, they could involve participants from either only one of them or from both. All projects under this call will involve both organisations and participants coming from EU Member States or third countries associated to the programme (Programme Countries) and from Partner Countries.
The specific objectives of this call are the following:
In order to be eligible, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must:
+ be legal entities (public or private bodies)
+ be established in one of the eligible countries, i.e.:
- Erasmus+ Programme Countries
- Erasmus+ Partner Countries: see for a list the call document page 11
Proposals must be submitted by a consortium of at least 4 applicants (beneficiaries; not affiliated entities) which complies with the following conditions: