"European Youth Together" aims 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 trainings and allow young people themselves to set up joint projects, all of which could be done through both physical and online activities.
"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.
For this year the thematic priorities are the promotion of EU Youth Goals #3#4 and #10, namely ‘Inclusive Societies’, ‘Information and Constructive Dialogue’ and ‘Sustainable and Green Europe’.
More recently, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, immediate response is required to mitigate its socio-economic impact, including capacity building and specific measures to deal with Covid-19 crisis recovery in the youth sector.
- Promotion and development of more structured cooperation between different youth organisations to build or strengthen partnerships focusing on solidarity and inclusive democratic participation.
- Youth organisations involved in initiatives to encourage young people to participate in the democratic process and in society
- 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; new ways to empower youth organisations in dealing with the Covid-19 crisis and its aftermath, by supporting innovative ways of cooperation and network creation, development and management. Indicatively, this could include enhancing collaboration between youth organisations in a digital context through and by non-formal learning and organisational models including alternative modes of exchanges and mutual aid.
- Proposals may be submitted by applicants which are a non-profit organisation working in the field of youth (Youth NGO) established in an Erasmus+ Programme Country.
The following organisations can take part in the proposals as partners:
- non-profit organisations (private or public) and NGOs (including European Youth NGOs) working in the field of Youth;
- public authorities (national, regional, local); established in an Erasmus+ Programme Country.
- Mobility activities
- Activities facilitating access and participation of youth in EU policy activities relevant to young people;
- Exchanges of experience and good practice;
- Initiatives and events for developing European NGO/Civil Society organisations/EU-wide networks;
- Awareness-raising, information, dissemination and promotion activities (seminars, workshops, campaigns, meetings, public debates, consultations, etc.) on EU policy priorities in the field of youth.
The total budget earmarked for the co-financing of projects under this call for proposals/invitation to submit a proposal is estimated at EUR 5,000,000.
The financial contribution from the EU is minimum EUR 100,000 and cannot exceed EUR 500,000. It is limited to a maximum co-financing rate of 80 % of the total eligible project costs.
The Agency expects to fund 10 to 15 proposals. The Agency reserves the right not to distribute all the funds available.