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

The support activities Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme 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.

(Please note that this information does not apply for the "Networking activities" within the European Solidarity Corps Programme)

The Erasmus+ Programme in the field of youth supports relevant actors (youth workers, youth leaders, educations, youth organisations, youth policy-makers…) through various  activities related to the Programme and its priorities though “Transnational Cooperation Activities” (TCA).  

These activities can take different formats, such as training courses and workshops, seminars, partnership-building activities, conferences, symposia etc. The aim of the support activities is to promote the Programme, 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

SALTO SEE Resource Centre cooperates with several National Agencies in the frame of TCA. The calendar of our support activities with currently open calls is available here. The calls for participants are published in the European Training Calendar and there are direct links from our calendar of activities to the calls. When using the European Training Calendar the interested applicants are asked to check carefully, which countries are eligible to apply for a specific activity. Applicants from the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, and Montenegro) can apply for activities open for the “Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU", "Western Balkans" or the Western Balkan countries listed in particular.

It is noteworthy however, that many other organisations in addition to the network of Erasmus+: Youth in Action National Agencies and SALTO Resource Centres 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+: Youth in Action National Agencies and / or SALTO Resource Centres, and it is open to the Western Balkan region, SALTO SEE selects the participants and cover 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, the applicants are encouraged to contact SALTO SEE at  for clarification.

Application, selection process and costs

The application for support activities is made in most cases through the SALTO online application system. The callsfor participants lead 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 makes the selection of 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  get rejected, especially should the same applicant or organisation been recently supported to another activity.

Regarding the travel reimbursement, in principal all eligible costs are reimbursed via bank transfer, in case 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.

The accommodation and food during the support activities is covered by the organisers, unless mentioned otherwise.

After returning from the support activity, the participants is asked to fill in a report form with questions about the activity and what were the perceived benefits for the participant. The travel reimbursement can be conditional to sending the form filled it. The form is available here.

* 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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