Capacity Building projects are transnational cooperation projects based on multilateral partnerships between organisations active in the field of youth in Programme and Partner Countries.
Youth Capacity Building projects aim to:
What does it support:
The following activities can be implemented within a Capacity Building project:
Capacity Building activities
For more examples please consult the Erasmus+ Programme Guide
Western Balkans Youth Window projects must include at least one mobility activity.
Who can benefit from it:
Capacity Building projects are transnational and involve minimum 3 participating organisations from 3 different countries, of which at least one is a Programme Country and one is an eligible Partner Country.
A participating organisation can be any public or private organisation, established in a Programme Country or in a Partner Country from an eligible Partner Country (see Erasmus+ Programme Guide – Part B –Capacity Building in the field of youth for the list of eligible Partner countries under this action).
Such organisations can be:
Applicants have to submit their grant application by the following dates:
Deadline for submission
2 February 2016 at 12pm (CET - midday Brussels time)
1 July 2016 at 12pm (CET - midday Brussels time)
Eligibility period: Projects must start between
1 August 2016 and 31 December 2016
1 January 2017 and 31 May 2017
Projects can last from 9 months up to 2 years.
What support is available:
Maximum grant awarded for a Capacity Building project: 150 000 EUR.
Please refer to the Erasmus+ Programme Guide for the detailed funding rules.
Who can apply:
established in a Programme Country can apply on behalf of all organisations involved in the project.
Other types of organisations can be involved only as partners.
Exception: for Western Balkans Youth Window projects, the applicant must be established in a Western Balkan country and partners must be established in Western Balkan countries or in Programme countries (at least one partner must be established in a Programme country).
How to apply:
Read the call for proposals.
Read the guidelines for applicants carefully.
Detailed instructions are available in the Guidelines and How to apply sections of the call for proposals.
Register in the Participant Portal and receive a Participant Identification Code (PIC) if you do not already have one.
All organisations participating in the proposal must have a PIC number. The PIC will be requested in the application form.
Use the official application form.
The link is provided in the How to apply section of the call for proposals.
Submit your application online before the specified deadline.
Make sure you have received a confirmation email.
How are applications selected:
All project proposals are assessed by the Executive Agency receiving the application, exclusively on the basis of the criteria described in the Erasmus+ Programme Guide.
The assessment implies:
The quality of eligible applications will be assessed on the basis of the following award criteria:
For detailed information on the quality review of applications submitted under Erasmus+, please consult the Guide for experts.
What happens if your application is selected:
If the project is selected for an EU grant under the action "Capacity Building in the field of youth", the award decision will be formalised through a grant decision taken by the Executive Agency.
Upon receipt/notification of the decision, the applicant becomes the beneficiary of an EU grant and can start the project.
For further details please refer to Part C of the Erasmus+ Programme Guide
The EACEA is responsible for the implementation of the Key Action 2 : "Capacity Building in the field of youth" of the Erasmus+ Programme.
If you do not find the necessary information in the Programme Guide or on our website, you can contact us at the following email address mentioning the action concerned (Capacity Building in the field of youth) EACEA-YOUTH@ec.europa.eu