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Call: Capacity building in the field of youth

Type of Fund Action programme
Description of programme

Erasmus+ will provide opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train, gain work experience and volunteer abroad.

Erasmus+ will support transnational partnerships among Education, Training, and Youth institutions and organisations to foster cooperation and bridge the worlds of Education and work in order to tackle the skills gaps we are facing in Europe.

It will also support national efforts to modernise Education, Training, and Youth systems. In the field of Sport, there will be support for grassroots projects and cross-border challenges such as combating match-fixing, doping, violence and racism.

Erasmus+ brings together seven existing EU programmes in the fields of Education, Training, and Youth; it will for the first time provide support for Sport. As an integrated programme, Erasmus+ offers more opportunities for cooperation across the EducationTraining, Youth, and Sport sectors and is easier to access than its predecessors, with simplified funding rules.

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Description of programme
"Key Action 2 - Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices"
This Key Action supports:
  • Strategic Partnerships in the field of education, training and youth;
  • Knowledge Alliances;
  • Sector Skills Alliances;
  • Capacity Building in the field of higher education;
  • Capacity Building in the field of youth.
Capacity building in the field of youth
Description of call
"Capacity building in the field of youth"

Capacity-building projects are transnational cooperation projects based on multilateral partnerships between organisations active in the field of youth in Programme and Partner Countries. They can also involve organisations from the fields of education and training, as well as from other socio-economic sectors. 

Youth Capacity-building projects aim to:

  • Foster cooperation and exchanges in the field of youth between Programme Countries and Partner Countries from different regions of the world
  • Improve the quality and recognition of youth work, non-formal learning and volunteering in Partner Countries and enhance their synergies and complementarities with other education systems, the labour market and society
  • Foster the development, testing and launching of schemes and programmes of non-formal learning mobility at regional level (i.e. within and across regions of the world)
  • Promote transnational non-formal learning mobility between Programme and Partner Countries, especially targeting young people with fewer opportunities, with a view to improving participants' level of competences and fostering their active participation in society. 
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Thematic Focus Education, European Citizenship, Youth, Mobility
Funding area EU Member States
Danube Region
Eastern Partnership
Neighbouring Countries
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia / поранешна југословенска Република Македонија
Iceland / Ísland
Norway / Norge
Switzerland / Schweiz / Suisse / Svizzera
Turkey / Türkiye
Origin of Applicant EU Member States
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia / поранешна југословенска Република Македонија
Iceland / Ísland
Norway / Norge
Switzerland / Schweiz / Suisse / Svizzera
Turkey / Türkiye
Eligible applicants Federal State / Region / City / Municipality / Local Authority, NGO / NPO, Association, Public Services
Applicant details Any:
  • Non-profit organisation, association, NGO (including European Youth NGOs)
  • National Youth Council 
  • Public body at local, regional or national level
established in a Programme Country can apply on behalf of all organisations involved in the project. Other types of organisations can be involved as partners, not as applicants.
Exception: For Western Balkans Youth Window projects, the applicant must be established in a Western Balkan country. 
Project Partner Yes
Project Partner Details

Capacity-building projects are transnational and involve minimum 3 participating organisations from 3 different countries, of which at least one is a Programme Country and one is an eligible Partner Country. 

Recurring Call Yes
Project duration min 9 months
Project duration max 24 months
Type of Funding Grant
Financial details

Maximum grant awarded for a Capacity-building project: 150 000 €.

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