Who implements the Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme?

The European Commission has the overall responsibility of the Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme.The Commission's Education, Audio-visual and Culture Executive Agency is responsible for the implementation of the centralized Actions of the Programme, including the projects granted within the Western Balkans Youth Window.

A large part of the Programme is managed in a decentralized way by the National Agencies in each of the Erasmus+ Programme Countries. The National Agencies manage the selection of projects, as well as provide Programme beneficiaries and those who are interested in applying for project grants with information and support concerning the Programme.

The Eurodesk network offers information services to young people and those who work with them on opportunities in the education, training and youth fields in Europe, also regarding the Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme.

In addition, a network of eight SALTO-YOUTH Resource Centres assists the National Agencies and other stakeholders in supporting quality in Erasmus+: Youth in Action projects and further developing European youth work and youth policies. Through their work in priority areas in the European youth field, the Centres provide resources, information, training and networking activities as well as foster the recognition of non-formal learning in youth work. Besides topic-based SALTO Resource Centres, three regional SALTO Resource Centres providing support for the implementation of the Erasmus+: Youth in Action Programme in and with the Programme’s Partner regions. 

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