ERASMUS+: European funding opportunities for small and large cities & towns

ERASMUS+: European funding opportunities for small and large cities & towns

ERASMUS+ is what we all know from 'going on ERASMUS', but it is so much more than that. ERASMUS+ is a diverse programme focused on:

  • Youth and youth workers: this is aimed at both young people and youth workers. Age is therefore not a limitation for many actions;
  • Sport and exercise: this starts from sports clubs, but also from other organisations involved in sport, such as local authorities;
  • Education and training: this concerns both lifelong learning, informal learning and formal learning, such as adult education, primary, secondary and higher education.

In addition, the European Commission has identified the themes of inclusion, sustainability and digitisation as the central themes for the coming programming period and has linked these to the different European funding lines. The ERASMUS+ programme also reflects these themes and you are therefore encouraged to develop projects that focus on inclusion, sustainability and digitisation.

In the call launched in the beginning of April, we see opportunities for local governments in the following indirectly submitted actions. (indirect is with the national agency and therefore more accessible):

  • Youth: participation projects- €60.000
  • Youth, Education and Training: small-scale partnerships - €30.000 or €60.000
  • Youth, Education and Training: Partnerships - €100.000-€400.000
  • Youth, Education and Training: Mobility for e.g. job-shadowing or group exchanges

In addition, there are also options for the centrally submitted actions.

A complete overview of the budgets, deadlines, project duration, ... can be found here.