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Welcome to the webpage of the Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps Contact Points in the Western Balkans

If you are from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro and Serbia (only concerning the European Solidarity Corps) the Contact Points are here to assist you in joining the Erasmus+ programme (youth field) and the European Solidarity Corps of the EU.

The SALTO South East Europe Resource Centre is looking for an organisation/s from Bosnia and Herzegovina to support its mission to support European cooperation in...

In collaboration with the Directorate for Youth of the Ministry of Sports and Youth, the Regional Youth Cooperation Office (RYCO), and the Youth Network of...

Are you curious about what Europe has to offer in training activities for individuals nad organisation from the Western Balkans active in the field of...

Do you want to shape the future cooperation between Programme and partner countries within the European youth programmes. This activity will bring together š®š© š­šØ...

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Capacity Building in the Field of Youth projects supported in the Western Balkans
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organisations all over Europe have the European Solidarity Corps Quality Label, including 60 organisations from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro and Serbia
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young Europeans had the opportunity participated in the Erasmus+ programme and the European Voluntary Service (predecessor to European Solidarity Corps)

ESC QUALITY LABEL PROCESS

Questions & answers about youth component of the Erasmus+ and European Solidarity Corps in the Western Balkans more >>>

There are 2 types of countries where Erasmus+ is active:

  1. EU Member States and third countries associated to the Programme (previously called
    Programme countries) and
  2. Third countries not associated to the Programme (previously called Partner countries).

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See the full list of eligible countries.

In the Western Balkans, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo* and Montenegro belong to the group of Third countries not associated to the Programme (previously called Partner countries) and Serbia and North Macedonia are Third countries associated to the Programme (previously called Programme countries).

All Erasmus+ projects are submitted online. No paper, no postage costs, no waiting in the post office line on the last day of the deadline. The application processes for Erasmus+ vary depending on which strand of funding you are applying for and whether the funding opportunity is managed by theĀ European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA)Ā orĀ National Agencies.Ā  If you apply from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo* or Montenegro, you can apply only to the EACEA. If you apply from Serbia or North Macedonia, you can apply to both the EACEA and your National Agency. More information on the application process, including templates and model application forms, can be found in theĀ How to applyĀ section of the European Commission web page.

Getting into the European Solidarity Corps programme requires some time and effort from the side of the applicant organisation and SALTO SEE. In order to save our, but most of all your time, we would ask you to make a simple check before applying for the QL. If you fulfil three of the five pre-conditions below, you are welcome to start your preparation process and hope for a successful outcome!

  • My organisation is working with local volunteers;
  • My organisation has a stable structure (regular activities, finances and staff);
  • My organisation has ongoing activities, in which a hosted ESC volunteer can be included;
  • My organisation has experience with international project management;
  • My organisationā€™s activities have a connection with solidarity and local communities.

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Contact Points in the Western Balkans are here to support your E+ project planning and E+ and ESC implementationā€¦ and we will do it for free!

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