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Online Challenge - E+/ESC Projects focused on youth participation

Partnership-building Activity

16 January - 24 February 2023 | online, Estonia

Support young people in submitting youth participation projects to the Erasmus+ or European Solidarity Corps (ESC) programmes, by the first deadline, on February 2023.

Start your New Year with a New Challenge!

Are you a youth leader or youth worker committed to becoming an agent of change in your local community and beyond? Are you interested in applying for an Erasmus+ or European Solidarity Corps Project in 2023 focused on youth participation? Then the Online Challenge is the place for you! 

The Online Challenge - Youth Participation Projects aims to challenge and support young people in submitting their youth participation projects by the 23 February 2023 deadline of Erasmus+ or European Solidarity Corps (ESC), within 5 weeks only!

During the Online Challenge you will:

  • learn about project development
  • develop youth participation projects within: Erasmus+ KA1 - Youth exchanges; KA1 - Youth Participation Activities or European Solidarity Corps (ESC30 Solidarity Projects)
  • find international partner(s) for the project and develop the project application together with them
  • get tailored and quality support from mentors, who will help you to transfer your project idea into the application form -  maximum 3 hours weekly, online
  • create different online visuals to show the progress of work - to be promoted weekly via your social media channels
  • receive an award if you succeed in submitting the application on the February 2023 deadline

Eligibility (all criteria need to be met)

The activity is open to young people:

  • aged 16-30 years old, part of an organisation or informal group (maximum one person per organisation/group)
  • interested in developing youth participation projects within the Erasmus+  KA1 - Youth exchanges; KA1 - Youth Participation Activities or ESC (ESC30 Solidarity Projects)
  • potential beneficiaries who have little or no experience in participating in Erasmus+ and ESC projects; or who have previously submitted an application but which was not approved
  • representatives of organisations who are interested in finding at least one partner during the challenge (you cannot be part of the challenge and work alone for your project idea)
  • capable of communicating effectively in English

Eligible countries: priority will be given to participants from New Power in Youth Strategic Partnership and countries listed below. Participants from other countries are welcome to apply too; selection will be done based on the quality of applications.

All EU Member States; North Macedonia, Serbia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Turkey, Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Kosovo; Montenegro

Participation requirements

Participants should be willing to commit to actively participate in all activities organised within the online challenge:

  • join the 3 online meetings (dates will be soon announced); access to computers and Internet is needed
  • develop their project and join weekly consultations with mentors; maximum duration of 3 hrs/week (online meetings, emails, or chat messages) for 5 weeks
  • share their progress online through weekly updates shared through their social media

The main platform for sessions will be ZOOM (Central European Time). 

For group consultations with mentorship, you can choose the preferred communication channel.

All members of those teams who will apply by the deadline of February 2023 will receive the award (just for the submission, it doesn’t matter if it will be approved or not).

The Online Challenge is part of the strategic partnership New Power in Youth (NPiY SNAC), between several Erasmus+ National Agencies in the field of youth and SALTO Resource Centres. Other NAs are welcome to send participants to this activity, even if they are not part of the NPiY SNAC.


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Training overview


This activity has already happened!

This Partnership-building Activity is

for 50 participants

from United Kingdom, Erasmus+ Youth Programme countries , Partner Countries Neighbouring the EU

and recommended for

Youth leaders, Youth project managers, Representative of informal youth groups

Accessibility info:

This activity and venue place are accessible to people with disabilities.

Working language(s):



Estonian NA (National Agency)

Contact for questions:

Veronica STEFAN


Phone: +40740166963


Participation fee

No fee. Costs for activity are covered by the New Power in Youth Strategic Partnership, between NAs & SLATO RCs.

Accommodation and food

Not the case, activity is organised online.

Travel reimbursement

Not the case, activity is organised online.

Participants are entitled to receive a Youthpass certificate from the organiser, for recognition of their competence development during the activity. Read more about Youthpass:

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