European Youth Together projects aim to create networks promoting regional partnerships, to be run in close cooperation with young people from across Europe (Erasmus+ programme countries). The networks would organise exchanges, promote training (for instance for youth leaders) and allow young people themselves to set up joint projects. European Youth Together seeks to support initiatives from at least five youth organisations from five different eligible Erasmus+ programme countries to share their ideas about the EU, encourage wider civic participation and help foster a sense of European citizenship. The initiative aims to bring together European youth from across Europe; East, West, North and South.
The thematic priorities are active citizenship, network-building, European values and European citizenship, democratic participation, democratic resilience and social inclusion related to youth.
The initiative will specifically support:
- Promotion and development of more structured cooperation between different youth organisations to build or strengthen partnerships.
- Youth organisations involved in initiatives to encourage young people to participate in the democratic process and in society by organising training, 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 2019 elections to the European Parliament.
- Promote participation of under-represented groups of young people in politics, youth organisations and other civil society organisations by engaging vulnerable and socioeconomic disadvantaged youth.
Participating organisations must be established in a Erasmus+ Programme Country and can be:
- Non-profit organisations, associations and NGOs including European Youth NGOs.
- Social enterprises.
- Public bodies at local, regional, or national level.
- Associations of regions.
- European Groupings of Territorial Cooperation.
- Profit-making bodies active in Corporate Social Responsibility.
The minimum partnership composition requirement is at least five partners from five different countries eligible for participation in the Erasmus+ programme. Applying organisations should demonstrate their capacity to ensure a good geographical balance in terms of partners from different parts of the Erasmus+ Programme Countries. This means a partnership distribution across eligible countries where partners come from different regions East, West, North and South.
The total budget available for the co-financing of projects under the present call is €5 million. The financial contribution from the EU is minimum €100,000 and cannot exceed €500,000. It is limited to a maximum co-financing rate of 80% of the total eligible project costs.
The deadline for applications is 18 July 2019.
How To Apply
The actions of the Erasmus+ Programme are divided into “decentralised actions”, managed by the British Council and Ecorys (as the UK National Agency) and “centralised actions” which are managed at a European level by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) located in Brussels.
Applications for all actions are made via an online application process in response to Calls for Proposals. Details of open Calls are given in the Calls for Proposals section of this report.
Once registered, log in to the Participant Portal with the ECAS account details and register on the Unique Registration Facility (URF) to obtain a unique Participant Identification Code (PIC).
Further information and advice is given in the Call guidance, available on the UK National Agency and EACEA websites.
- EACEA – Erasmus+
- European Commission – Erasmus+ Education and Training
- UK Erasmus Plus – Youth Funding