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Within this Erasmus+ Programme's call, capacity building projects will be funded. They are defined as international cooperation projects based on multilateral partnerships between organisations active in the field of youth in Programme and Partner Countries. They aim to support the international cooperation and policy dialogue in the field of youth and non-formal learning, as a driver of sustainable socio-economic development and well-being of youth organisations and young people.

The action will aim at:

  • raising the capacity of organisations working with young people outside formal learning;
  • promote non-formal learning activities in Partner countries, especially targeting young people with fewer opportunities, with a view to improving the level of competencies while ensuring the active participation of young people in society;
  • support the development of youth work in Partner countries, improving its quality and recognition;
  • foster the development, testing and launching of schemes and programmes of non-formal learning mobility in Partner countries;
  • contribute to the implementation of the EU Youth Strategy (2019-2027) including the 11 European Youth goals;
  • foster cooperation across different regions of the world through joint initiatives;
  • enhance synergies and complementarities with formal education systems and/or the labour market.

Proposals should focus on one or more of the following thematic areas:

  • political participation and dialogue with decision-makers;
  • inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities;
  • democracy, rule of law and values;
  • empowerment / engagement / employability of young people ;
  • peace and post-conflict reconciliation;
  • environment and climate;
  • anti-discrimination and gender equality;
  • digital and entrepreneurial skills.

Applicants have to submit their grant application by 01 July at 17:00:00 (Brussels time).

Opportunity Details

Target audience
Digital skills for all
Digital technology / specialisation
Digital skill level
Geographic scope - Country
Industry - field of education and training
Generic programmes and qualifications not further defined
Geographical sphere
EU institutional initiative
Form of funding

Non-profit organisations, associations, NGOs (including European Youth NGOs); national Youth Councils, public authorities at local, regional or national level, education or research institutions, foundations, etc.

Financing conditions
  • Capacity-building projects are transnational and involve a minimum 2 organisation from 2 different Programme countries and 2 organisations from at least 1 eligible Partner country (i.e. at least 4 organisations from a minimum of 3 countries).
  • Capacity-building Projects can last one, two or three years. The duration must be chosen at application stage, based on the objective of the project and on the type of activities foreseen over time.