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Policy development

What is it for?

Erasmus+ supports the introduction of new approaches in youth work and better recognition of non-formal learning to strengthen the youth sector.

By supporting dialogue and encouraging a more active participation of young people in policy discussion, the EU can help to develop more effective policies on youth.

What does it support?

Erasmus+ supports the introduction, exchange, and promotion of innovative practices in the youth field. Activities supporting policy dialogue and cooperation on youth issues can comprise:

  • Policy dialogue and cooperation across the EU, to/from non-EU countries, and with international organisations (notably the Council of Europe);
  • Structured dialogue with young people;
  • Partnerships with European youth non-governmental organisations (NGOs).
Who can take part?

Projects can be initiated by youth organisations.

The projects can also involve government ministries, practitioners, researchers, and other relevant stakeholders, working on policy themes of EU relevance in the youth sector.

Policy projects and networks must include a partner specifically in charge of communication/awareness raising.


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