|| Erasmus+ - KA3 |
|Description of programme |
"Erasmus+ - Key Action 3 – Support to
Policy Development and Cooperation"
Key Action 3 provides support to policy cooperation at European Union level,
thereby contributing to the development of new policies, which can trigger modernisation and reforms, at European Union, and
systems' level, in the fields of education, training youth and sport.
The Actions implemented through this Key Action
are aimed to:
- prepare and support the implementation of the EU policy agenda on education, training, youth and
sport by facilitating the governance and functioning of the Open Methods of Coordination;
- carry out European policy
experimentations, led by high-level public authorities and involving field trials on policy measures in several countries,
based on sound evaluation methods;
- gather evidence and knowledge about education, training, youth and sport systems
and policies at national and European level, with a view to facilitate reasoned policy-making;
- facilitate transparency
and recognition of skills and qualifications, as well as the transfer of credits, to foster quality assurance, support validation
of non-formal and informal learning, skills management and guidance;
- foster policy dialogue with stakeholders within
and outside the European Union, through conferences, events and other activities involving policy makers, practitioners and
other stakeholders in the fields of education, training, youth and sport, to raise awareness about the relevant European policy
agendas and to promote Europe as an excellent study and research destination;
- improve the implementation of the programme
in qualitative terms by facilitating knowledge and practice transfer among National Agencies, equipping National Agencies
and Commission with "think-tank" resources that allow for elaboration of activities and strategies to implement the programme
in stronger connection with policy developments, providing instruments for better exploiting the potential of synergies and
- provide opportunities for people at any stage of their life with a learning experience abroad within
their field of expertise, such as public governance, agriculture and rural development, new technologies, enterprise etc.;
Erasmus+ implementing bodies to act as facilitators to the scaling-up of Erasmus+ projects to apply for grants or develop
synergies through the support of the European Structural and Investment Funds managed at national and regional level, the
Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, and the programmes relating to migration, security, justice and citizenship,
health and culture;
- support events, campaigns and other activities which will inform citizens and organisations about
the Erasmus+ programme and European Union policies in the fields of education, training, youth and sport;
to identifying and disseminating good practices as well as success stories from the supported projects in order to give them
more visibility and scale them up at local, national and European levels.
Key Action 3 covers many other Actions
in support of policy reform in the education, training and youth fields that are implemented directly by the European Commission
or through specific calls for proposals managed by the Education Audio-visual and Culture Executive Agency. These actions
are grouped in the following sections:
- Support to European policy development;
- Support to union tools and
measures that foster the quality, transparency and recognition of skills, competences and qualifications
- Policy dialogue
and cooperation with key stakeholders and international organisations
- Measures that contribute to the qualitative
and inclusive implementation of the programme
- Cooperation with other union instruments and support to other union
- Dissemination and awareness-raising activities
The Actions implemented through Key Action 3 are
intended to produce the main following results:
- improved quality, equity and inclusiveness education and training
systems as well as youth and sport policies;
- higher degree of transnational cooperation and mutual learning between
competent authorities and policy makers in the fields of education, training, youth and sport;
- increased knowledge
and analytical capacity to support evidence-based policies in the fields of education, training, youth and sport;
of sound comparative international data and appropriate secondary analyses for European and national policy making;
tools for assessment, transparency and recognition of skills and qualifications acquired through formal, non-formal and informal
- good functioning of European networks in charge of guidance and implementing tools that foster the transparency
and recognition of skills and qualifications acquired through formal, non-formal and informal learning;
- active involvement
of civil society networks and non-governmental organisations in policy implementation;
- increased participation of
young people and youth stakeholders in the EU Youth Dialogue;
- increased levels of participation of individuals in
sport and physical activity;
- higher degree of exchanges of good practices, dialogue, mutual learning and cooperation
among policy makers, practitioners and stakeholders from EU Member States, third countries associated to the programme and
third countries not associated to the programme;
- increased public awareness about European policies in the fields
of education, training, youth and sport as well as increased awareness about the results of the Erasmus+ Programme;
synergies with other EU Programmes, such as the Cohesion Policy Funds, Horizon Europe, as well as with funding schemes at
national or regional level.
|Link || Link to Programme |
|Description of call
" European Youth Together (Small)"
European Youth Together projects aim to create networks promoting regional
partnerships, enabling young people across Europe to set up joint projects, organise exchanges and promote trainings (e.g.
for youth leaders) through both physical and online activities. The action will be implemented through two lots supporting
transnational partnerships for youth organisations either at grassroots level or in large-scale partnerships, aiming to reinforce
the European dimension of their activities, including on how to live better together after the pandemic and helping to design
sustainable future ways of living, in line with the European Green Deal and the New European Bauhaus initiative.
thematic priorities for both sub-actions are working with and promoting the EU Youth Goals and, in general, the EU Youth Strategy
2019-2027246. The European Youth Goals are also reflected in the President von der Leyen Commission’s political guideline.
Project proposals may also treat the themes of the ‘Conference for the Future of Europe’.
Young people and youth organisations
are key actors in the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Youth networks should consider ways of forging solidarity and inclusiveness,
and how to improve quality of life after the pandemic, which concur with challenges related to digital skills and sustainable
The action seeks to specifically support:
promotion and development of more transnational structured cooperation, online and offline, between different youth organisations
to build or strengthen partnerships focusing on solidarity and inclusive democratic participation of all against a backdrop
of the backlashes on socio-economic structures and in line with the EU Youth Strategy, the EU Youth Goals and the Youth Dialogue;
implementation of EU Frameworks and initiatives such as country specific recommendations from the European Semester as far
as they relate to the youth area;
- Initiatives to encourage young people to participate in the democratic process and
in society by organising trainings, showcasing commonalities among young Europeans and encouraging discussion and debate on
their connection to the EU, its values and democratic foundations, including by providing a meaningful voice to youth in the
framework of the Covid-19 recovery process;
- the promotion of participation of under-represented groups of young people
in politics, youth organisations and other civil society organisations by engaging vulnerable and socio-economic disadvantaged
- New ways to empower youth organisations in dealing with the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, by supporting
innovative ways of cooperation and network creation, development and management. Indicatively, this could include enhancing
collaboration between youth organisations in a digital context through non-formal learning methods and organisational models
such as alternative modes of exchanges and mutual aid.
- The reinforcement of the European dimension of the activities
of youth organisations, including activities on how to live better together after the pandemic and helping to design sustainable
future ways of living transnationally.
|Link || Link to Call |
|Thematic Focus || Children & Youth, Education
& Training, Equal Rights, Human Rights, People with Disabilities, Social Inclusion, Health, Social Affairs, Sports, Employment
& Labour Market, Demographic Change, Migration, Digitisation, ICT, Telecommunication, Capacity Building, Cooperation Networks,
Institutional Cooperation |
|Funding area || EU Member States |
and Territories (OCTs)
Iceland / Ísland
North Macedonia / Северна Македонија
Norway / Norge
Serbia / Сpбија
Turkey / Türkiye
|Origin of Applicant || EU Member
Overseas Countries and Territories (OCTs)
Iceland / Ísland
North Macedonia / Северна
Norway / Norge
Serbia / Сpбија
Turkey / Türkiye
applicants || NGO / NPO, Association, Federal State / Region / City / Municipality / Local Authority, National Government
|Applicant details || |
The following organisations can be involved as co-ordinator
- NGOs (including European Youth NGOs) working in the field of Youth;
- Public authorities
at local, regional or national level
The organisation applies on behalf of all participating organisations involved
in the project and must be legally established and located in an EU Member State or third country associated to the Programme.
are any organisation, public or private, with its affiliated entities (if any), working with or for young people outside formal
settings established in an EU Member State or third country associated to the Programme.
Such organisations can, for
- a non-profit organisation, association, NGO (including European Youth NGOs);
- a national Youth
- a public authority at local, regional or national level;
- an education or research institution;
Public or private companies (small, medium or large enterprise (including social enterprises) may
be included. Therefore, whereas this action is primarily targeting non-for-profit organisations, for-profit organisations
can be involved if a clear added value is demonstrated for the project.
|| Yes |
|Project Partner Details || |
Minimum of 4 partners from at least 4 EU
Member States and third countries associated to the Programme.
At least half of the organisations in the consortia should
not have been recipients of EU funds from the Erasmus+ Programme in Key Actions 3 – European Youth Together projects in the
previous 2 years.
|Project duration max || 24 months |
of Funding || Grants |
|Financial details || This action follows a lump sum
funding model. The amount of the single lump sum contribution will be determined for |
each grant based on the estimated
budget of the action proposed by the applicant. The granting authority will fix the
lump sum of each grant based on the
proposal, evaluation result, funding rates and the maximum grant amount set in
The maximum EU grant per
project is EUR 150,000.
|Submission || Proposals must be submitted electronically
via the Funding
& Tenders Portal Electronic Submission System. Paper submissions are NOTpossible. |
Details || |
2006, the European Education and Culture Executive Agency has been a catalyst for projects in education, training, youth,
sport, audiovisual, culture, citizenship and humanitarian aid. On behalf of the European Commission, EACEA strives to foster
innovation in these areas, always in a spirit of cross-border cooperation and mutual respect.
EACEA are project managers,
facilitators of knowledge exchange, and supporters of European projects that connect people and cultures.
To bring Erasmus+ as close as possible to the participants and make sure it works well across different countries,
the EU works with National Agencies to manage the programme.
The National Agencies are based in Programme Countries
and their role involves
- providing information on Erasmus+
- selecting projects to be funded
and evaluating Erasmus+
- supporting applicants and participants
- working with other National Agencies and the
- promoting Erasmus+
- sharing success stories and best practices
The list of National Agencies
can be found here.
Countries not in the list of Programme countries may alternately have a National
National Erasmus+ Offices
National Erasmus+ Offices (NEOs) assist the European Commission
and local authorities in the implementation of Erasmus+ in certain Partner Countries.
These countries are located in
the Western Balkans, the Eastern and Southern Mediterranean and Central Asia. Russia also has a National Office.
information on Erasmus+, monitoring and evaluating funded projects, assisting applicants and participants, supporting policy
dialogue and maintaining contact with local authorities and EU Delegations are among the responsibilities of the NEOs.The
list of National Erasmus+ Offices is available on the website of the Education,
Culture, and Audiovisual Executive Agency.
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