The Erasmus+ programme offers support to youth activities across the UK through a variety of different projects.
Erasmus+ is open to a wide range of youth organisations and groups working with young people. In general, only organisations are able to apply for Erasmus+ grants but specific allowances will be made for the youth sector to enable informal groups of young people to apply.
Erasmus+ is the EU funding programme for education, training, youth and sport for 2014-2020 which has replaced a number of previous programmes including the Lifelong Learning Programme (Erasmus, Comenius, Leonardo and Grundtvig), the Youth in Action programme, Jean Monnet actions and Erasmus Mundus.
The programme aims to boost skills and employability, as well as modernise education, training and youth work across Europe. Funding is available for a range of actions including individual mobility and transnational partnerships between education, training and youth organisations, and support for grassroots sports projects.
A total budget of 1,736.4 million is available for the Call which will be divided as follows:
- Education and Training – 1,536.5 million
- Youth – 171.7 million
- Jean Monnet – 11.4 million
- Sport – 16.8 million
The 2015 deadlines for Youth are:
- Mobility of individuals – 4 February, 30 April and 1 October 2015
- Large-scale European Voluntary Service events – 3 April 2015
- Strategic partnerships – 4 February and 1 October 2015
- Capacity building – 3 April and 2 September 2015
- Meeting between young people and decision-makers (Structured Dialogue) – 4 February, 30 April and 1 October 2015
The 2015 Call and 2015 Programme Guide are now available on the Erasmus+ website