Organisations working with young people outside the formal education sector can apply to the youth strand. Funds are given to support activity called learning mobility which is a planned learning activity in another country.
This part of Key Action 1 is managed by Ecorys UK as part of the UK National Agency.
What mobility activities are possible?
There are two types of learning mobility activities for youth: youth exchanges and training/networking for youth workers. One or more activities can be combined into a mobility project, with a UK organisation or in some cases, an informal group of young people, working in partnership with one or more organisations from the Erasmus+ participating countries.
Youth exchanges allow groups of young people (aged 13 to 30) from different countries to meet and live together for up to 21 days. During a youth exchange, participants work together on a chosen topic through a mix of workshops, exercises, debates, role-plays, simulations, outdoor activities etc. designed and prepared by them before the exchange.
Training and networking for youth workers
This activity supports the professional development of youth workers when they take part in:
- seminars, training courses, contact-making events and study visits;
- a job shadowing/observation period abroad in an organisation active in the youth field.
UK organisations applying for funding to organise projects focusing on volunteering activities must now submit their applications under the European Solidarity Corps.
Who can apply?
UK organisations active in the youth field can participate in a youth mobility project. Informal groups of young people are also eligible to apply for funding under some parts of this Key Action.