About the Programme

Erasmus+ is a European Union programme supporting education, training, youth and sport in Europe. In Erasmus+, projects can participate in various target groups, from
pupils to seniors. A common misbelief is that Erasmus+ is only for university students, but in reality, most European citizens can benefit from taking part in the program (through the various sectors of this program).

The budget of the Programme is 26,2 billion € for the multiannual financial framework 2021—2027.

There are actions to make Erasmus+ even more accessible and engage more people in the next financial period.

Erasmus+ is divided into the following sectors:

  • higher education
  • vocational education and training
  • school education
  • adult education
  • youth
  • sport

In this article, we will focus on the youth sector because the project youthfolklore.com is financed under this sector.

Under the youth sector, the following projects are possible to implement:

Key Action 1: Learning mobility of individuals

KA151 – Accredited projects for youth mobility

Organisations which obtained accreditation in the Erasmus+ programme have simplified access to funding for youth exchanges and mobilities of youth workers. They do not need to apply for funds for every single activity, they established a plan for the long-term implementation of mobilities (for 3-7 years), and thanks to that, they can organise them on a regular basis with certainty they have funds for fulfilling their mission.


KA152 – Mobility of young people – Youth exchanges

Youth exchange is a young people meeting lasting between 5 and 21 days (excluding travel days). Young people organise joint activities, which have an educational goal (they are not tourist trips) and are implemented according to nonformal education methodology (Programme based on educational needs of participants; voluntary and active participation; structured Programme; young people take an active role in preparation, implementation and dissemination of results). The age of participants is from 13 to 30. What is also important is that each national team has to be accompanied by a team leader (with no age limit). In such a project, organising a Preparatory Visit before the youth exchange is possible, where leaders from each partner’s organisation can meet and prepare for the youth exchange.


KA153 – Mobility projects for youth workers

Those projects aim to support the professional development of youth workers. The following actions can be organised:- Training courses are designed to give youth workers specific knowledge or tools that will be useful to them in their daily work with young people

  • Study visits are designed to share best practices and allow organisations to see how others work and how they achieve success in working with young people
  • Partnership-building activities allow youth workers and the organisation in which they work to get to know each other and create space for the joint development of
    new projects
  • Seminars serve to share good practices in youth work with representatives of other organisations


KA154 – Youth participation activities

Such projects aim to promote young people’s active participation in democratic life in Europe. Projects in this action can be used to provide a space for facilitating a
dialogue between young people and decision-makers. 


KA155 – DiscoverEU Inclusion Action

The action allows young people with fewer opportunities to take part in Discover EU (https://youth.europa.eu/discovereu_en). Young people facing fewer opportunities
can receive extra support to have a chance to travel across Europe. Important to note is that the action is aimed at people who are 18 years old.


Key Action 2: Cooperation among organisations and institutions

KA210 – Small-scale partnerships in the field of youth 

In this action, organisations can apply for lump sums 30 000 € or 60 000€. The main goal is to enable the participation of less experienced organisations and newcomers to the Programme. The main characteristic is that grants are lower, the project’s duration is shorter, and it is easier to apply for such a project (compared to the KA220 – Cooperation partnerships). Those organisations can receive experience in Erasmus+ and increase their capacity.


KA220 – Cooperation partnerships in the field of youth 

Here organisations can apply for the following lump sums: 120 000 €, 250 000€ and 400 000€. Thanks to such projects, organisations can increase their quality of work with young people, create new educational tools which they can use in their work (and promote among other youth organisations).


For more information on how to get involved, please visit the Erasmus+ official website:


You can also visit a website of a National Agency in your country:


National Agencies are responsible for managing Erasmus+ Programme on a national level (providing information, organising grant competitions, and distributing grants among organisations).