Western Balkans Youth Window

Applicants based in any partner country of the Western Balkans can submit applications for project funding under the Key Action 2 - Capacity building in the field of youth, in the framework of the Western Balkans Youth Window.

NOTE: recorded info session available on the Capacity-building in the field of youth 2017 – Western Balkans youth window!

Useful links for applicants of the Capacity-building in the field of youth


The WBYW offers opportunities to finance projects within the Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme involving organisations and participants from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro and Serbia. These projects are funded within the Programme's Key Action 2, in particular under the Capacity-building in the field of youth.

The WBYW refers to additional funds made available through the Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme to reinforce participation of the Western Balkan contries in the Programme and enabling the organisations based in the region to take a role as an applicants in projects. 

All basic information about Capacity-building in the field of youth can be found on the relevant web page of the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency


Each project must include capacity-building activities and may include mobility activities.

Capacity Building activities:

  • activities encouraging policy dialogue, cooperation, networking and exchanges of practices in the field of youth, such as conferences, workshops and meetings;
  • large-scale youth events;
  • information and awareness campaigns;
  • development of information, communication and media tools;
  • development of youth work methods, tools and materials, as well as youth work curricula, training modules and documentation instruments such as Youthpass;
  • creation of new forms of delivering youth work and providing training and support, notably  through open and flexible learning materials, virtual cooperation and open educational resources (OER).

Mobility activities:

Please refer to the relevant Eligibility criteria for each type of activity and note that Western Balkans Youth Window projects must include at least one mobility activity.


Project proposals can be submitted by one of the following promoters:

  • Non-profit organisation, association, NGO (including European Youth NGOs);
  • National Youth Council;
  • Public body at local, regional or national level;

legally established in the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro and Serbia).


The next deadline for applications is foreseen in 2018. Details on how and when to submit a project to can be found on the relevant webpage of the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency.

Please take note of using the latest version of the application form.

Registration in the participants portal:

Please note that all organisations (applicant AND partners) must be registered in the participants portal and have a PIC number. Mandates from partner organizations are not requested but may be requested at a later stage in the selection procedure, if doubts regarding the partnership persist.

All the eligibility and award criteria for Capacity-building activities in the field of youth can be found in the Erasmus+ Programme Guide for 201.

For more information on the Erasmus+ Programme you can access:

If after consulting sources above you still have questions and doubts, do not hesitate to submit them to: 


*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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