What are support activities organised by the network of Erasmus+: Youth in Action National Agencies and SALTO Resource Centres?

The support activities Erasmus+ Programme (youth) and European Solidarity Corps provide actors in the field of youth with a possibility to gain new competences, exchange information, experiences and practices of youth work and youth policy in different countries, as well as to network and find partners for future cooperation.

The Erasmus+ Programme in the field of youth as well as the European Solidarity Corps support relevant actors (youth workers, youth leaders, educators, youth organisations, youth policy-makers…) through various  activities related to the Programmes and their priorities though “Transnational Cooperation and Networking Activities" (TCA/NET).

These activities can take different formats, such as training courses and workshops, seminars, partnership-building activities, study visits, conferences, symposia etc. The aim of the support activities is to promote the Programmes as well as to increase their quality and impact, and therefore positively influence in the entire European youth sector.

The support activities are exclusively transnational, meaning that they gather participants at least from two, and in most cases, several countries.

Information for interested applicants for support activities

The SALTO SEE Resource Centre cooperates with several National Agencies in the frame of TCA/NET. Calls for participants are published in the European Training Calendar. When using the European Training Calendar, interested applicants should check carefully, which countries are eligible to apply for a specific activity. Applicants from the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro, Serbia (only in case of European Solidarity Corps)) can apply for activities that are explicitly open for “Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU", "Western Balkans" or specific Western Balkan countries.

Please note that in addition to the network of Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps National Agencies and SALTO Resource Centres, many other organisations are publishing their calls for participants in the European Training Calendar. (The organiser is marked on the right side of the page in all calls for participants.) In case the activity is organised by the network of Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps National Agencies and / or SALTO Resource Centres and is open to the Western Balkan region, SALTO SEE selects the participants. SALTO SEE or the hosting National Agency also covers the travel costs of the selected participants to the activity. The conditions of travel reimbursement are communicated upon selection. Primarily, there is no participation fee. In cases, when the activity is organised by others, the organisers make the selection themselves.

In case of uncertainty, applicants are encouraged to contact SALTO SEE at  for clarification.

Application, selection process and costs

In most cases, the application for support activities is made through the SALTO online application system. The call for participants leads the applicant to the form. It is required to register in the MySALTO system in order to be able to submit an application.

SALTO SEE selects the participants in accordance with the criteria set in the call, and taking into account the overall geographical and gender balance of the selected applicants. Since as many persons and organisations as possible should be able to take part in support activities, sometimes even good applications  are rejected, especially in case the same applicant or organisation was recently supported to another activity.

Regarding travel reimbursement, in principle, all eligible costs are reimbursed via bank transfer after the activity, provided the travel plan has been made and implemented according to the conditions communicated upon the selection of participants. However, the participant must cover him or herself the possible bank costs in the receiving country.

Accommodation and food during the support activity is covered by the organisers, unless mentioned otherwise.

After returning from the support activity, participants are asked to fill in a short report form with questions about the activity and the perceived benefits for the participant. The travel reimbursement can be conditional to sending the completed form to SALTO SEE.

* This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.

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