Young people and youth workers
How to Apply
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What are the opportunities?
Erasmus+ offers opportunities to organise projects for the mobility of young people and youth workers.
Youth Exchanges allow groups of young people from different countries to meet and live together for up to 21 days to carry out a series of activities focusing on a theme that is relevant for them. These activities are planned and prepared by the participants involved in the project. Information on how young people can take part is available on the Youth Exchanges page.
Organisations can also prepare Volunteering Activities, whereby young people contribute through unpaid, full-time work abroad. Erasmus+ is one of the EU funding programmes supporting the volunteering activities of the European Solidarity Corps.
For youth workers, organisations can take part in opportunities to support the professional development and network of youth workers, including activities such as:
- training courses,
- networking events,
- study visits, and
- job shadowing/observation periods abroad.
How do they work?
Organisations or groups of young people interested in taking part can apply for opportunities in one of the following roles:
- Coordinator of a youth mobility project - responsible for applying on behalf of all participants,
- Sending Organisations - an organisation in charge of sending young people and/or youth workers abroad,
- Receiving Organisations - responsible for hosting, developing a programme of activities for participants and providing support.
Any organisation or group established in a Programme Country can be the applicant, and must apply on behalf of all participating organisations involved in a project.
What else should you know?
The exchanges are open to young people aged 13-30 and last from 5 to 21 days. They can take place in a Member State or outside the EU. Exchanges must involve organisations from two or more countries.
Erasmus+ Volunteering Activities
Erasmus+ volunteering opportunities require participating organisations to be accredited according to the guidelines, and to maintain the values of the EVS Charter. Organisations with accreditation are listed in the EVS database. All accredited organisations have access to the European Solidarity Corps database and can select volunteers for their projects from the pool of motivated young people.
Accredited organisations can publish available volunteering opportunities on the European Youth Portal database/European Solidarity Corps Database.
If successful in their application, organisations will be responsible for the identification, development, and management of volunteering opportunities, as well as various logistical aspects, such, as subsistence, lodging, and transport for volunteers. They must also provide volunteers with the Info Kit, and must recognise the learning experience of volunteers through Youthpass. They will also be responsible for issuing the European Solidarity Corps certificate of participation.
The Info Kit includes:
- Welcome letter
- What to expect from EVS
- Information about the EVS insurance for volunteers
- Information about Youthpass in EVS
Opportunities for youth workers can last from two days to two months, and must take place in the country of one of the participating organisations. Projects can include up to 50 people.
How to apply?
Applications should be submitted to the National Agency in the Programme Country where the applicant organisation is established.
Find out more
The Erasmus+ Programme Guide contains more information on the opportunities available, as well as how to apply.