Mon, Aug 22nd, 2016
The third and final 2016 deadline for Erasmus+ Youth in Action is 11am on 4 October–are you prepared? If not, now’s the time to get started!
1. First things first: download the correct application form. Make sure that the form you have corresponds to the kind of activity you want to do. To download, right-click on the link and choose ‘save link as’ or its equivalent in your browser. You must have Adobe Reader installed to view the forms.
If you’re applying for EVS, you must be an accredited organisation. If you’re NOT currently accredited, you’ll need to make an EVS accreditation application. Come along to our accreditation workshop on 13 September to find out more.
2. So you have the application form–what next? Have a look at our Youth How to, and then seek any advice you need in person at our Application Clinics. Register now to reserve your place!
3. Are you planning to apply for a project involving a Partner Country neighbouring the EU? During the first two deadlines in KA1 Youth Mobility, almost all funding available for projects with partner countries was allocated. This means that projects with partner countries may need to wait until we receive an amendment from the European Commission before being offered a grant; or it may be that your partners from those regions can not be funded.
4. Inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities is a priority for Erasmus+ Youth in Action. We specifically support projects who work with young people in these situations, so find out how we can help by emailing our Inclusion Officer Trisha Wilkinson at firstname.lastname@example.org or registering for our next Inclusion Inspiration Day on 22 September. ‘I am who I am’ focuses on Identity, and is a chance to meet the coordinators of Erasmus+ projects involving aspects of identity.
5. In Ireland we will have almost €500,000 available for KA1 proposals, and we will prioritise Youth Exchange projects with these funds. Read Trisha’s blog all about getting going with a Youth Exchange, and check out this great blog from Cobh YMCA for more inspiration.
6. Remember there is still significant funding available for KA3 Structured Dialogue projects. These are projects where young people can get together with decision makers and policy makers at local, national or international level to discuss issues that affect their lives and to engage young people in civic decision making. Get inspired by reading all about the National Youth Council of Ireland’s KA3 project on Youth Empowerment for Political Participation.
7. Feeling that you don’t have enough time to prepare? Don’t panic! In 2017 we will receive an increase in funding from the European Union to distribute to projects. So if October seems too soon, start to think now about what you need for the February deadline in 2017.
We welcome contributions to ‘Insights’ at email@example.com.