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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ABOUT ERASMUS+ AND ESC IN THE WESTERN BALKANS

Questions about the youth component of the Erasmus+ Programme

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).

 

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).

The first can only partially participate in Erasmus+ and the latter can fully take part in all Erasmus+ activities and projects. In particular, organisations from the Western Balkans can be a COORDINATOR (the ones who apply) and A PARTNER ORGANISATION ONLY in the Capacity building in the field of Youth Action. On the other hand, organisations from the Western Balkans can only be a PARTNER ORGANISATION in      Youth exchanges, Mobility of youth workers, Youth participation projects and Cooperation Partnerships in the field of youth.

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 the European Education and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) or National Agencies.  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 the How to apply section of the European Commission web page.

Explore 200.000+ approved Erasmus+ projects through this link Erasmus + Project Archive.

Questions about the European Solidarity Corps Programme

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 organisation’s activities have a connection with solidarity and local communities.
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