Call for proposals 2018 — Erasmus+ programme — Key action 3: Support for policy reform — Civil Society Cooperation in the field of Youth EACEA/41/2018 Closed!


The objective of the present Call is to provide structural support, referred to as operating grants, to European non-governmental organisations (ENGOs) and EU-wide networks active in the field of youth and pursuing the following general aims:

  • Raise stakeholder awareness of the EU Youth Strategy for the period 2019-2027, based on a Commission proposal and expected to be adopted by the year's end.
  • Develop, promote and support actions to engage, connect and empower youth in the spirit of the EU Youth Strategy.
  • Increase awareness and youth participation in EU actions for young people, including the recently established ones such as European Solidarity Corps and Discover EU.
  • Increase stakeholder commitment and cooperation with public authorities for the implementation of policies in areas relevant for young people.
  • Boost stakeholder participation in the field of youth.
  • Boost stakeholder involvement in the dissemination of policy and programme actions including results and good practices among their membership and beyond.


The applicant bodies must present a consistent work plan integrating non-profit making, youth-led activities which are suitable for pursuing the objectives of the Call.


  • Non-formal and informal learning and activity programmes targeted at young people and youth workers;
  • Activities for the qualitative development of youth work;
  • Activities for the development and promotion of recognition and transparency tools in the field of youth;
  • Seminars, meetings, workshops, consultations, debates of young people on youth policies and/or European matters;
  • Consultations of young people with a view to developing the tools, methodologies and formats of consultation in view of the future EU Youth Dialogue;
  • Activities for the promotion of young people's active participation in democratic life;
  • Activities for the promotion of intercultural learning and understanding in Europe;
  • Media and communication activities and tools on youth and European matters.

As a transversal principle, applicant bodies should pursue strategies to connect to young people at grassroot level from a diversity of backgrounds with a view to ensuring a growing number of young people at the grassroot levels are being reached.

Neither Erasmus+ National Agencies nor organisations having overwhelmingly Erasmus+ National Agencies as members (2/3 or more) are eligible organisations under this Call.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 4,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 06 December 2018 - 2 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call 2018 — Erasmus+ - Civil Society Cooperation in the field of Youth (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Education and Culture

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