Erasmus+Key Action1-Mobility project for young people-European Voluntary Service
Organisations active in the fields of education, training and youth receive support from the Erasmus+ Programme to carry out projects promoting different types of mobility. The mobility project for young people supports the European Voluntary Service.
European Voluntary Service allows young people, from 17 to 30 years old, to personally commit through unpaid and full-time voluntary service for up to 12 months in another country within or outside the European Union.
Young volunteers will have the opportunity to contribute to the daily work of organisations dealing with youth information and policies, young people's personal and socio-educational development, civic engagement, social care, inclusion of disadvantaged, environment, non-formal education programmes, information and communication technologies and media literacy, culture and creativity, development cooperation and others.
Young people with fewer opportunities can receive additional support to enable their participation and would also be allowed to go on EVS for a shorter duration of time (from 2 weeks and up).
An EVS project can include between 1 and 30 volunteers who can do their voluntary service either individually or in group.
Participating organisations will
- arrange subsistence, lodging and local transports of volunteers;
- envisage tasks and activities for volunteers that respect the principles of the European Voluntary Service,
- support volunteers throughout the duration of the activity.
Role and tasks of participating Organisations
- Coordinator of a youth mobility project: applying for the whole project on behalf of all the partner organisations. If the project foresees only one activity, the coordinator will act either as sending or receiving organisation. If the project foresees more than one activity, the project coordinator can (but not necessarily has to) act as sending organisation or receiving organisation. In all cases, the coordinator cannot be an organisation from a Partner Country.
-Sending organisation: in charge of sending young people and youth workers abroad (organising practical arrangements; preparing participants before departure; providing support to participants during all the phases of the project).
- Receiving organisation: in charge of hosting the activity, developing a programme of activities for participants in cooperation with participants and partner organisations, providing support to participants during all the phases of the project.
Eligible participating organisations
- Non-profit organisation, association, NGO;
- European Youth NGO;
- Social enterprise;
- Public body at local level;
- Group of young people active in youth work but not necessarily in the context of
a youth organisation (i.e. informal group of young people);
All participating organisations must hold a European Voluntary Service accreditation.
Who can apply
- Public body at regional or national level;
- Association of regions;
- European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation;
- Profit-making body active in Corporate Social Responsibility.
- Any participating organisation or group established in a Programme Country can be the applicant. This organisation applies on behalf of all participating organisations involved in the project. A mobility activity should involve at least two participating organisations (sending and receiving organisation) from different countries.
- Activities within Programme Countries: all participating organisations must be from a Programme Country.
- Activities with Partner Countries neighbouring the EU: the activity must involve at least one participating organisation from a Programme Country and one participating organisation from a Partner Country neighbouring the EU.
Either the sending organisation(s) or the receiving organisation(s) in each activity must be from the country of the National Agency receiving the application.
- 28 Member States of the European Union,
- EFTA/EEA countries: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway,
- EU candidate countries: Turkey, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia,
- Partner countries neighbouring the EU: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Territory of Ukraine as recognised by international law, Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia, Territory of Russia as recognised by international law.
- European Voluntary Service.
Duration of project
- 3 to 24 months.
Where to apply
- National Agency of the country in which the applicant organisation is established.
- 2 February 2017 at 12 (midday Brussels time) for projects starting between 1 May and 30 September of the same year;
- 26 April 2017 at 12 (midday Brussels time) for projects starting between 1 August of the same year and 31 December of the same year;
- 4 October 2017 at 12 (midday Brussels time) for projects starting between 1 January and 31 May of the following year.
Individuals seeking to apply should contact their organisation, institution, or educational establishment.