Call for proposals 2021 – Erasmus+ - European Youth Together (Small) ERASMUS-YOUTH-2021-YOUTH-TOG Closed!


The action seeks to specifically support: 

  • The promotion and development of transnational structured cooperation, online and offline, between different youth organisations so as to build or strengthen partnerships focusing on solidarity and inclusive democratic participation of all;
  • The implementation of EU Frameworks and initiatives such as country specific recommendations from the European Semester as far as they relate to the youth area;
  • Initiatives to encourage young people to participate in the democratic process and in society by organising trainings, showcase commonalities among young Europeans and encourage discussion and debate on their connection to the EU, its values and democratic foundations, including by providing a meaningful voice to youth in the framework of the Covid-19 recovery process;
  • The participation of under-represented groups of young people (e.g. vulnerable and socio-economic disadvantaged youth) in politics, youth organisations and other civil society organisations;
  • New ways to empower youth organisations in dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic and its aftermath. Indicatively, this could include enhancing collaboration between youth organisations in a digital context by using relevant nonformal learning methods and organisational models including alternative modes of exchanges and mutual aid.


Examples of relevant activities: 

  • Activities facilitating access and participation of youth in EU policy activities taking place at all levels of a society (local, regional, national, European) as well in different institutional contexts (formal institutions, nonformal co-peration and learning, informal exchanges etc.);
  • Mobility activities including exchanges for the purpose of networking and/or benefitting from non-formal or informal training;
  • Awareness-raising, information, dissemination and promotion activities (seminars, workshops, campaigns, meetings, public debates, consultations, etc.) on EU policy priorities in the field of youth;
  • Foster strategic cooperation, exchange of ideas, collaborative working, and co-creation and relevant nonformal methods to shape and discuss bottom-up EU youth policy initiatives, partnerships and projects between young people, youth organisations, policy and decision-makers as well as researchers and other relevant civil society actors. This includes initiatives and events for developing Youth European NGOs/Civil Society organisations / EU-wide networks
  • Explore the views of politicians about young people’s proposals for democratic systems, including the views and aspirations of not-engaged youth, barriers and enablers to engagement among young people who do not have experience of existing participatory forms, and foster new spaces for youth political engagement and action across Europe.
  • Explore a revived understanding of the meaning and benefits of active citizenship for EU youth, including in a post-COVID context, and in light of the European Green New deal at the heart of recovery, as well as intragenerational differences in youth representation, and the changing patterns of youth representation in the EU.
  • Support the development of user friendly, standardised methods, tools and innovative collaboration methods for the NGO youth sector, including developing new youth community-based initiatives, skills and know-how for monitoring and evaluation of existing activities in a results driven manner, demonstrating the value of youth participation in civil society.

It is optional to include mobility activities in this action. The mobility activities for young people must underpin the main objectives of the project and offer a significant added-value to the project and to the young persons concerned.

European community funding

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

  • 3,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 20 April 2021 - 5 months ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Work Programme 2021 (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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