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Strategic Partnerships

Strategic Partnerships

What is it for?

The projects funded under this Key Action will focus on sharing, developing and transferring innovative practices between participating countries.

Strategic partnerships foster cooperation between organisations from different countries in the fields of youth work and non-formal learning for young people.

By working together, the organisations involved will develop new approaches to youth work and encourage cooperation over longer periods.

Young people benefitting from the projects will learn about social entrepreneurship and be encouraged to take a more active role in their local economy and society.

What does it support?

Strategic Partnerships in youth can last between 6 months and 2 years and are a flexible way of working with partners from different countries. Activities could take the form of:

  • Activities that promote the development, testing, and/or implementation of innovative practices in the field of youth;
  • Activities that facilitate the recognition and validation of skills and competences;
  • Cooperation activities between regional authorities to promote the development of education, training, and youth systems and their integration in actions of local and regional development;
  • Trans-national youth initiatives, jointly carried out by groups of young people, fostering entrepreneurial mind-sets and skills to encourage active citizenship and entrerpreneurship.
Who can take part?

Youth organisations based in the EU and outside the EU as well as other stakeholders with an active interest in youth issues. Informal groups of young people are also eligibile to apply for funding for transnational youth initiative under this Action.  7,000 strategic partnership projects are expected to benefit in the period 2014-2020.