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Opportunities for Young People

Opportunities for Young People

What is it for?

Erasmus+ helps young people improve their skills and job prospects by funding opportunities for them to take part in youth exchanges and vounteering activities abroad. This experience enables them to discover new cultures and helps to foster a sense of belonging to Europe.

Organisations also benefit by developing new and innovative approaches to learn, through cooperation with organisations in other countries, as well as sharing good practices.

What does it support?

Grants are available for exchanges across the EU, and to/from non-EU countries for:

  • Groups of young people from different countries meeting for a short period (1 to 3 weeks) on a youth exchange;
  • Young people volunteering in different countries through the European Voluntary Service for periods of between 2 weeks and 12 months;
  • Large-scale European Volontary Service projects.
Video Contribution

Video testimonial by Eva Matarranz on how her year as a European volunteer has helped her begin her life and career in a new country

Who can take part?
  • Youth exchanges: open to young people aged 13-30 years;
  • Volunteering opportunities: available for young people aged 17-30;
  • Over 500,000 young people are expected to benefit from mobility grants in the period 2014-2020.

How can we help?