Erasmus+ is the EU funding scheme for education, youth and sports. Projects from the extracurricular youth sector, such as exchanges of youth groups from different countries, the mobility of qualified youth workers as well as projects furthering the dialogue between young people and politicians are funded. Europe-wide funds available until the end of 2020 amount to 1.4 billion Euros. IZ is responsible for the implementation of Erasmus+ Youth in Action on behalf of the Federal Chancellery ¬– Federal Ministry for Women, Families and Youth. The programme is divided into three areas eligible for funding. There are three deadlines per year.
Mobility Project for VET learners and staff (Key Action 1)
Encounters of youth groups from different countries as well as the exchange of and training for professionals in youth work are funded.
Cooperation for innovation and exchange of good practices (Key Action 2)
Within the framework of strategic partnerships, activities and projects aiming at innovation and exchange of good practices in the youth and education sector are promoted.
Support for Policy Reform (Key Action 3)
Within the framework of youth dialogue, encounters between young people and politicians are funded.
Information and Counselling
All details concerning deadlines and funding opportunities can be found on the website of Erasmus+ Youth in Action.
Every federal state has a regional office responsible for promoting the programme, providing information and counselling. This service is free for interested parties and potential applicants.
Young people aged 13 to 30 years as well as persons and organisations working with this target group
promotion of mobility projects in the youth sector
1.4 billion Euros Europe-wide
Three deadlines per year