Erasmus+ opportunities

Erasmus+ is the EU’s programme 2014-2020 for youth and youth workers to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. Its budget of €14.7 billion will provide opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train, gain experience, and volunteer abroad.

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YOUTH EXCHANGES

Overview
Youth exchanges allow groups of young people from different countries to meet, live together and work on shared projects for short periods.

Youth exchanges
take place outside the school environment. On a youth exchange, you can expect to participate in activities such as workshops, exercises, debates, role-plays, outdoor activities and more. Participants’ learning experiences are recognised through a Youthpass.

Duration
Youth exchanges last between 5 and 21 days. This excludes travelling time.

Conditions
Youth exchanges are open to people between the ages of 13 and 30. To be a group leader in a youth exchange, you must be at least 18 years-old.
Youth exchanges are managed by youth organisations, informal groups of young peopleor other organisations.

Financial support
The EU grant supports travel as well as practical and activity-related costs necessary for the exchange.

How to apply
To participate in a youth exchange, you cannot apply directly for a grant as an individual. Applications must be made by an organisation or a group of young peoplewho in turn select who will participate in the exchange.

Find out more
If you need help in finding a suitable participating organisation or have any questions, the Erasmus+ National Agency in your country will assist you.
The European Youth Portal also provides information and opportunities for young people.

NETWORKING AND TRAINING

Overview
Erasmus+ supports the professional development of youth workers through training or networking periods abroad.
Periods abroad can consist of training courses, study visits, job shadowing or observation periods at relevant organisations and more..

Duration
Youth workers’ mobility must last a between 2 days and 2 months. This excludes travelling time.

Conditions
To go abroad with Erasmus+ as a youth worker, your organisation must be part of a youth mobility project with another institution or organisation.

Financial support
The EU grant supports travel as well as practical and activity related costs.

How to apply
You cannot apply for a grant as an individual. Applications must be made by organisations who in turn involve youth workers in the project.

Find out more
Ask within your youth organisation to find out if this opportunity is available to you.
The Erasmus+ Programme Guide also offers detailed information on these opportunities:

  • Consult Section B for award criteria, eligibility criteria, and funding rules

The National Agencies can help with queries and applications, and you can contact the European Commission through EuropeDirect.

OUR ERASMUS+ PROJECTS

Culture Assotiation “Alternate Reality” is open for partnership in international Youth exchanges projects of Erasmus+.

We are sending, hosting and coordinating organization and always interested in new stable and perspective partners in Program countries and Partner countries.

Culture Association Alternate Reality is coordinated and hosted more than 5 Erasmus+ projects in Latvia, Ukraine and Cyprus and we have huge plans for developing our capacities implementing new Erasmus+ prjoects in nearest future in different Europe countries.

Alternate Reality aims at:

  • Increasing civil society’s role in youth policy development and in implementation in the European countries and EU neighbour countries;
  • Contributing to personal development of youngsters and children, especially with fewer opportunities;
  • Raising awareness on respect, empathy and tolerance between children and youngsters;
  • Promoting intercultural dialogue as a tool for solving common issues and conflicts;
  • Focusing on issues related to human rights and acceptance of personal limitations;
  • Emphasizing social cohesion and its role in developing multicultural communities;
  • to develop and straighten a bridges between young people with different cultural backgrounds, with different levels of opportunities;
  • to involve young people in life-long  learning process;
  • to raise awareness and understanding of other cultures and countries;
  • to promote diversity, intercultural dialogue, tolerance between young people from different countries and coming from different backgrounds;
  • to expand their knowledge on the notions of multiculturalism, acceptance and tolerance

Our idea is to develop our city youth community, to grow young persons as strong personalities with good social and entrepreneurship skills and to have good experience, comfort and fun from this process.

We are relatively young youth non-governmental organization, but we are very interesting in participation in Erasmus + programme such as Youth Exchanges and Training courses.

Based on our experiences; we can say that as a coordinator, we have been actively involved in all stages of youth exchanges and training courses: planning, defining roles and responsibilities of project partners, meetings, preparation, logistics, communication between all partners involved, arranging project timetables, as well as promotion of projects and dissemination of their results through our Internet pages and by organizing informative sessions for the local youth for better visibility.

Our all experiences as a sender organization – our participants were participated in Erasmus+ Youth Exchanges and Training Courses in France, Italy, Greece, Ukraine, Georgia, Latvia, Hungary.

Based on our experiences; we can say that as a sender organization, we have been actively involved in all stages of youth exchanges and training courses: Communication with the Partners during the all stages of project, Promotion of the project,  Selection of suitable participants according to the partner profile,  Planning and implementation of the preparation activities (before the departure),  Preparation of the participants and their travel plan and tasks, Management of administrative procedures and all technical and organizational aspects, Management of the flows of participants, Management of the relationship with foreign partners and with participants,  Planning and implementation of monitoring and evaluation activities,- Planning and implementation of the follow up activities, and Disseminating the results and work towards better visibility.

If you are looking for new perspective and responsible partners in Latvia for Erasmus + projects, feel free to contact us:
e-mail: altreality@inbox.lv
ph. (+371) 22 189 430 (also WhatsApp)
Irina Kurpniece
Member of Board Culture Association ” Alternate Reality”

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