Capacity building in the field of youth


Programme Category

EU Competitive Programmes

Programme Name

Erasmus+ Programme

Programme Description

Erasmus+ is the EU Programme in the fields of education, training, youth and sport for the period 2021-2027.

Erasmus+ strengthens its efforts to increase the opportunities offered to more participants and to a wider range of organisations, focusing on its qualitative impact and contributing to more inclusive and cohesive, greener and digitally fit societies.

Programme Details

Identifier Code



Capacity building in the field of youth


Capacity-building projects are international cooperation projects based on multilateral partnerships between organisations active in the field of youth in Programme and third countries not associated to the Programme. They aim to support the international cooperation and policy dialogue in the field of youth and non-formal learning, as a driver of sustainable socio-economic development and well-being of youth organisations and young people.

Detailed Call Description

The action will aim at:

  • raising the capacity of organisations working with young people outside formal learning;
  • promote non-formal learning activities in third countries not associated to the Programme, especially targeting young people with fewer opportunities, with a view to improving the level of competences while ensuring the active participation of young people in society;
  • support the development of youth work in third countries not associated to the Programme, improving its quality and recognition;
  • foster the development, testing and launching of schemes and programmes of non-formal learning mobility in third countries not associated to the Programme;
  • contribute to the implementation of the EU Youth Strategy (2019-2027) including the 11 European Youth goals;
  • foster cooperation across different regions of the world through joint initiatives;
  • enhance synergies and complementarities with formal education systems and/or the labour market.

Proposals should focus on one or more of the following thematic areas:

  • political participation and dialogue with decision-makers;
  • inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities;
  • democracy, rule of law and values;
  • empowerment / engagement / employability of young people ;
  • peace and post-conflict reconciliation;
  • environment and climate;
  • anti-discrimination and gender equality
  • digital and entrepreneurial skills.

Horizontal aspects:
Environmental sustainability
Inclusion and Diversity
Digital dimension
Common values, civic engagement and participation

Call Total Budget


Thematic Categories

  • Education and training
  • Youth

Eligibility for Participation

  • Central Government
  • Educational Institutions
  • Local Authorities
  • NGOs
  • Non Profit Organisations
  • State-owned Enterprises

Eligibility For Participation Notes

The following organisations can be involved as co-ordinator:

  • NGOs (including European Youth NGOs and national Youth Councils) working in the field of Youth ;
  • Public authorities at local, regional or national level

The organisation applies on behalf of all participating organisations involved in the project and must be legally established and located in an EU Member State or third country associated to the Programme or a third country not associated to the Programme which is eligible for participation in this action.
Any organisation, public or private, with its affiliated entities (if any), working with or for young people outside formal settings established in an EU Member State or third country associated to the Programme, or in a third country not associated to the Programme (please see Part A of the Programme Guide). Such organisations can, for example, be:

  • a non-profit organisation, association, NGO (including European Youth NGOs);
  • a national Youth Council;
  • a public authority at local, regional or national level
  •  an education or research institution;
  • a foundation;
  • Public or private companies (small, medium or large enterprise (including social enterprises)
    may be included.

Call Opening Date


Call Closing Date


National Contact Point(s)

Foundation for the Management of European (EU) Lifelong Learning Programmes
Tel: +357 22 448 888

Youth Board of Cyprus
Tel: +357 22 402 644

(Publish Date: 15/12/2021-for internal use only)

EU Contact Point

European Education and Culture Executive Agency: