Specific objectives of the Erasmus+ Youth in Action Programme:*

The Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme supports non-formal and informal learning opportunities in the youth field.

The specific objectives* pursued by the Erasmus+ Programme in the field of youth are to:

  • improve the level of key competences and skills of young people, including those with fewer opportunities, as well as to promote participation in democratic life in Europe and the labour market, active citizenship, intercultural dialogue, social inclusion and solidarity, in particular through increased learning mobility opportunities for young people, those active in youth work or youth organisations and youth leaders, and through strengthened links between the youth field and the labour market;
  • foster quality improvements in youth work, in particular through enhanced cooperation between organisations in the youth field and/or other stakeholders;
  • complement policy reforms at local, regional and national level and to support the development of knowledge and evidence-based youth policy as well as the recognition of non-formal and informal learning, in particular through enhanced policy cooperation, better use of EU transparency and recognition tools and the dissemination of good practices;
  • enhance the international dimension of youth activities and enhance the capacity of youth workers and organisations in their support for young people in complementarity with the European Union's external action, in particular through the promotion of mobility and cooperation between stakeholders from Programme and Partner Countries and international organisations.

* Erasmus+ Programme Guide 2 (2017): 20/1/2017



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