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European Youth Together

Funding ProgramErasmus+ - Key Action 3 – Support to Policy Development and Cooperation
Call numberERASMUS-YOUTH-2023-YOUTH-TOG
deadlinesOpening
29.11.2022
Deadline
09.03.2023 17:00
Estimated EU contribution per projectEU grant per project: between € 150,000.00 and € 500,000.00
Link to the call
Link to the submission

Call content

short description

European Youth Together projects aim to create networks promoting regional partnerships, to be run in close cooperation with young people from across Europe (EU Member States and third countries associated to the programme). The networks should organise exchanges, promote trainings (for instance for youth leaders) and allow for young people themselves to set up joint projects, all of which can be done through both physical and online activities.

Call objectives

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 support transnational partnerships for youth organisations from grassroots level to large-scale partnerships, aiming to reinforce the European dimension of their activities, including on how to live better together and helping to design sustainable future ways of living, in line with the European Green Deal and the New European Bauhaus initiative .

Important thematic priorities are working with and promoting the EU Youth Goals and, in general, the EU Youth Strategy 2019-2027. The European Youth Goals are also reflected in the President von der Leyen Commission’s political guidelines. Project proposals may also treat the themes of the ‘Conference for the Future of Europe’. The European Parliament elections in 2024 are relevant in the context of this action.

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 green lifestyles.

The action seeks to specifically support:

  • The 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.
  • The implementation of EU Frameworks and initiatives such as country specific recommendations from the European Semester as far as they relate to the youth area.
  • Youth organisations involved in initiatives to encourage young people to participate in the democratic process and in society by organising trainings, showcase commonalities among young Europeans and encourage discussion and debate on their connection to the EU, its values and democratic foundations. This includes organising events as a lead-up to the 2024 elections to the European Parliament.
  • 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 youth;
  • 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.

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Expected effects and impacts

The action targets NGOs (not for profit) and public bodies, which propose projects with a capacity to mobilise young people in partnerships covering different countries and regions within the EU Member States and third countries associated to the Programme.

Mobility activities for young people should form a key component of European Youth Together projects. This mobility should offer cross-border exchanges and non-formal or informal training opportunities for young people from across Europe (East, West, North and South) that can be prepared and supported through online fora to contribute to the objectives of this action. These mobility activities must be very clearly justified according to the objectives of the action.

All the activities should contribute to broadening the outreach towards youth, reaching young people both within and beyond youth organisations including youth with fewer opportunities, to ensure a diversity of voices is heard.

Expected results

The granted projects should demonstrate their expected contribution to EU youth policy by:

  • building on the objectives of the EU Youth Strategy 2019-2027 and more specifically by demonstrating how they are contributing to the ‘Engage-Connect-Empower’ priorities of the Strategy;
  • building on outcomes of the European Youth Goals, the Youth Dialogue and other youth debate projects and opinion surveys related to the future of Europe and linking them to policy development at local/regional/national/European level;
  • building on country specific recommendations from the European Semester as far as they relate to the youth area;
  • improving the involvement of young people in democratic life, in terms of active citizenship and engagement with decision-makers (empowerment, new skills, involvement of young people in project design, etc.);
  • helping to improve the capacity of the youth sector active at grassroots level to work transnationally focusing on inclusiveness, solidarity and sustainability and promoting transnational learning and cooperation between young people and decision makers;
  • upscaling existing best practices and outreach beyond the regular network(s) including making good use of digital means to stay connected under all circumstances even in situations of remoteness, isolation or confinement;
  • disseminating their results in an effective and attractive way among young people involved in youth organisations and also among youngsters who are not affiliated to youth structures or those with fewer opportunities, so as to pave the way for more systematic partnerships.

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Regions / countries for fundingEU Member States, Overseas Countries and Territories (OCT)
Island (Ísland), Liechtenstein, North Macedonia (Северна Македонија), Norway (Norge), Serbia (Srbija/Сpбија), Türkiye
eligible entitiesEducation and training institution, Non-Profit Organisation (NPO) / Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Other, Private institution, incl. private company (private for profit), Public Body (national, regional and local; incl. EGTCs), Research Institution incl. University, Small and medium-sized enterprise (SME)
Mandatory partnershipYes
Project Partnership

Proposals must be submitted by a consortium of minimum of 5 applicants (coordinator and full partners) from at least 5 EU Member States and/or third countries associated to the Programme.

Affiliated entities do not count towards the minimum eligibility criteria for the consortium composition.

other eligibility criteria

The applicants (coordinators and full partners) must be legal entities:

  • NGOs (including European Youth NGOs and national Youth Councils) working in the field of Youth;
  • public authorities at local, regional or national level

They should be established in an EU Member State or third country associated to the Programme.

Public or private companies (small, medium or large enterprise, including social enterprises) as well as their affiliated entities, may also participate but not as coordinator.

Eligible organsisations 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 example, be:

  • a non-profit organisation, association, NGO (including European Youth NGOs);
  • a national Youth Council;
  • a public authority at local, regional or national level;
  • an education or research institution;
  • a foundation;

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.

Additional information

Topics
Administration & Governance, Institutional Capacity & Cooperation, 
Education & Training, Children & Youth, Media
Relevance for EU Macro-RegionEUSAIR - EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region, EUSALP - EU Strategy for the Alpine Space, EUSBSR - EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, EUSDR - EU Strategy for the Danube Region
UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN-SDGs)
project duration24 months
Additional Information

Proposals must be complete and contain all the requested information and all required annexes and supporting documents:

  • Part A — contains administrative information about the participant  and the summarised budget for the project (to be filled in directly online)
  • Part B — contains the technical description of the project (to be downloaded from the Portal Submission System, completed and then assembled and re-uploaded).
  • Part C containing additional project data (to be filled in directly online).

Applications are limited to

  • 40 pages for calls for low value grants (€ 60,000.00 or below);
  • 120 pages for calls with high value grants (€ 4,000,000.00) and
  • 70 pages for all other calls.

For actions managed by the Erasmus+ National Agencies, applications must be submitted electronically via the forms available in the Erasmus+ website and the websites of the Erasmus+ National Agencies.

Call documents Erasmus+ Programmleitfaden 2023 - DE (5553kB)
ContactEuropean Education and Culture Executive Agency
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Erasmus+ National Agencies
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