What's it all about?
There are thousands of youth projects running the length and breadth of the UK, from environmental activities to projects to combat extremism and foster citizenship. They all make a massive contribution to developing skills and building confidence in young people, which is why Erasmus+ has been set up to give them the financial support they need.
Between now and 2020 Erasmus+ aims to help 500,000 young people and 800,000 youth workers across Europe to either volunteer abroad or take part in a youth exchange, or to train abroad. If you work with young people and are looking for opportunities, then it’s definitely worth finding out how Erasmus+ can help.
Can I apply?
The basic requirement is that you’re part of a UK organisation working with young people aged between 13 and 30. But there are individual requirements for each of the Erasmus+ Key Action activities, so you’re best referring to each individual section for full details.
What can I do?
The Erasmus+ programme for the youth sector is split in three ways (Key Actions): Mobility for young people and youth workers, strategic partnerships for youth, and structured dialogue.