This is the space dedicated to European youth mobility: new projects, departures, experiences and news related to the youth sector of the Erasmus+ programme.
If you are a young person between 17 and 30 years old interested in participating in an EVS project or in a Youth Exchange, Ramdom is looking for young volunteers to be included in international cultural projects. Send your application to firstname.lastname@example.org
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WHAT IT IS
Erasmus Plus is the European Union’s programme, valid from 2014 to 2020, dedicated to education, training, youth and sport and open to all European citizens.
The programme is divided into THREE key activities, each of which represents a different sector.
- Key activity 1 – Learning mobility of individuals (KA1);
- Key activity 2 – Cooperation for innovation and good practice (KA2)
- Key activity 3 – Policy reform (KA3)
- Jean Monnet Initiative
- Actions in the field of sport
Formal and non-formal learning opportunities in the youth field.
The Youth chapter of Erasmus+ is the right programme for all young people who:
- are between 13 and 30 years old
- are interested in knowing different cultures and languages
- wish to gain experience abroad that may be useful for their professional career
- do not attend university but wish to have a similar experience to Erasmus
- to improve the level of key competences and skills of young people, including those with fewer opportunities;
- promote participation in democratic life in Europe and in the labour market, active citizenship, intercultural dialogue, social inclusion and solidarity; fostering quality improvements in youth work;
- integrate policy reforms at local, regional and national level and support the development of a knowledge-based and evidence-based youth policy and the recognition of non-formal and informal learning, in particular through enhanced policy cooperation;
- to enhance the international dimension of youth work and the role of youth workers and youth organisations as support structures for young people;
- acquiring knowledge and skills, through mobility experiences, that can be used in the labour market.
EVS – European Voluntary Service
It is an international volunteering program that allows all young Europeans aged between 17 and 30 years, to carry out an international volunteering experience with an organization or a public body in Europe and in the countries of the Euro-Mediterranean area and the Caucasus for a period ranging from 2 weeks to 12 months.
The projects cover different areas of intervention: culture, youth, sport, social assistance, cultural heritage, art, leisure, civil protection, environment, cooperative development, etc..
EVS is an intercultural learning experience in a non-formal context, promoting social integration and active participation of the volunteers involved.
Through this experience young people have the opportunity to get in touch with new cultures, express solidarity with others and acquire new skills and abilities useful for their personal and professional training.
Youth Exchanges allow groups of young people from different countries to meet and live together for up to 21 days.
During a Youth Exchange, participants jointly complete a work program (a combination of seminars, exercises, debates, role-plays, simulations, outdoor activities, etc.) designed and prepared by themselves before the exchange.
Exchanges allow young people to:
- developing skills
- to become aware of socially relevant topics/areas
- discovering new cultures, habits and lifestyles, especially through peer learning
- strengthening values such as solidarity, democracy, friendship, etc.
The learning process in Youth Exchanges is determined by non-formal education methods. Youth Exchanges are based on transnational cooperation between two or more participating organisations from different countries within and outside the European Union.
Youth Worker Mobility
This activity supports the professional development of youth workers in the form of participation of youth workers in seminars, training courses, communication events, study visits a period of work placement/observation abroad in an organisation active in the youth field.