Capacity-building projects in the field of youth cover a range of activities that encourage cooperation between organisations active in youth, education, training and other socio-economic sectors in Programme and Partner Countries from different regions of the world.
These projects aim to recognize and improve youth work, non-formal learning and volunteering and link them to education systems and the labour market. They also support regional and transnational non-formal learning mobility schemes to encourage the participation of youth in society.
For further information on Programme and Partner Countries please refer to the Erasmus+ Programme Guide.
Examples of capacity-building activities:
- Conferences, workshops and meetings
- Large-scale youth events
- Information and awareness campaigns
- Communication and media tools
- Development of methods, curricula, training and documentation such as Youthpass
- Open and flexible learning materials, virtual cooperation, open educational resources (OER)
Who can apply?
Capacity-building projects require the participation of 3 organisations from 3 different countries (at least one from a Programme Country and at least one from an eligible Partner Country).
Organisations that can apply include:
- non-profit organisations, association, NGO (including European Youth NGOs)
- national Youth Councils
- a public body at local, regional or national level
Types of capacity-building projects
Between youth organisations in Programme Countries and youth organisations in the Eastern Partnership countries (project type 3).
The applicant must be established in an Eastern Partnership country. In addition to the types of eligible applicant organisations mentioned here above, private companies, including social enterprises are eligible applicants. Two different types of activities:
- Civil Society Fellowship for youth: Inclusive and participatory projects will strengthen the capacity of youth organisations and youth workers to build constructive relations with a variety of partners, including public bodies and civil society organisations.
- Partnership for Entrepreneurship: Projects will promote youth entrepreneurship education and social entrepreneurship among young people through transnational non-formal learning projects based on multilateral partnerships between organisations working in the mentioned areas, including business.