Partnership for Cooperation in the field of Youth – European NGOs


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



Partnership for Cooperation in the field of Youth – European NGOs


The present call falls under KA2 of the Erasmus+ Programme and specifically under Partnerships for Cooperation. The primary goal of Cooperation Partnerships is to allow organisations to increase the quality and relevance of their activities, to develop and reinforce their networks of partners, to increase their capacity to operate jointly at transnational level, boosting internationalisation of their activities, and through exchanging or developing new practices and methods as well as sharing and confronting ideas.

Detailed Call Description

Cooperation Partnerships aim to address common needs and priorities in the fields of education, training, youth and sport, enabling also transformation, change, leading to improvements and new approaches, etc. Also they aim to increase the quality in the work, activities and practices of organisations and institutions involved as well as to build capacity of organisations to work transnationally and across sectors.

While writing proposals, the horizontal priorities of the Erasmus+ programme must also be taken into consideration and these are:

  • Inclusion and Diversity
  • Environmental sustainability and action against climate change
  • Digitisation
  • Common values, civic engagement and participation

In the context of this call, there are also specific priorities regarding the field of youth, that need to be taken into account when writing proposals:

  • Promoting active citizenship, young people’s sense of initiative and youth entrepreneurship including social entrepreneurship

 The priority aims to foster active citizenship among young people, notably through volunteering and acts of solidarity, and thereby strengthen young people’s sense of initiative, particularly in the social field, and support their communities. Projects under this priority could also promote entrepreneurship, creative learning and social entrepreneurship among youth. Intercultural dialogue, knowledge and recognition of diversity and promotion of tolerance are key to this priority.

  • Increasing quality, innovation and recognition of youth work

The priority aims to promote the recognition and validation of youth work and informal and non-formal learning on all levels, and support quality development and innovation in youth work. This includes capacity-building of youth workers in their online and offline practices, as well as support to the development and sharing of methods to reach marginalised young people, prevent racism and intolerance among youth, and the risks, opportunities and implications of digitalisation.

  • Strengthening the employability of young people

The priority aims to strengthen young people’s key competences and basic skills. The youth sector plays an important role in easing the transition of young people from youth to adulthood, including supporting their integration into the labour market. Activities focusing on the inclusion and employability of young people with fewer opportunities (including NEETs), with particular emphasis on young people at risk of marginalisation and those with a migrant background, are at the core of this priority.

  • Reinforcing links between policy, research and practice

This priority addresses the need for stronger links between policy, research and practice in the youth field to provide improved evidence of needs and facilitate policy making. Activities to promote better knowledge about the situation of young people and youth policies in Europe and beyond will be of importance to this priority.

Call Total Budget


Financing percentage by EU or other bodies / Level of Subsidy or Loan

The total grant amount for the project: €120,000,  €250,000€ and €400,000.

Thematic Categories

  • Education and training
  • Employment
  • Research, Technological Development and Innovation
  • Small-Medium Enterprises and Competitiveness
  • Youth

Eligibility for Participation

  • Central Government
  • Educational Institutions
  • International Organisations
  • Large Enterprises
  • NGOs
  • Non Profit Organisations
  • Private Bodies
  • Researchers/Research Centers/Institutions
  • Services Providers
  • Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
  • State-owned Enterprises
  • Training Centres
  • Youth

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

Cyprus Youth Board

Tel: +357 22 402 644

EU Contact Point

European Education and Culture Executive Agency –