The specific objectives pursued by the Erasmus+ Programme in the field of youth are to:

  • improve the level of key competences and skills of young people, including those with fewer opportunities, as well as to promote participation in democratic life in Europe and the labour market, active citizenship, intercultural dialogue, social inclusion and solidarity, in particular through increased learning mobility opportunities for young people, those active in youth work or youth organisations and youth leaders, and through strengthened links between the youth field and the labour market;
  • foster quality improvements in youth work, in particular through enhanced cooperation between organisations in the youth field and/or other stakeholders;
  • complement policy reforms at local, regional and national level and to support the development of knowledge and evidence-based youth policy as well as the recognition of non-formal and informal learning, in particular through enhanced policy cooperation, better use of EU transparency and recognition tools and the dissemination of good practices;
  • enhance the international dimension of youth activities and enhance the capacity of youth workers and organisations in their support for young people in complementarity with the European Union's external action, in particular through the promotion of mobility and cooperation between stakeholders from

    Programme and Partner Countries and international organisations.

Over the 2014-2020 period, 10% of the budget will be allocated in support of non-formal and informal learning opportunities in the youth field.

Youth exchanges last between 5 and 21 days. This excludes travelling time.


Youth exchanges are open to people between the ages of 13 and 30. To be a group leader in a youth exchange, you must be at least 18 years-old.

Youth exchanges are managed by youth organisations, informal groups of young people or other organisations.

Financial support

The EU grant supports travel as well as practical and activity-related costs necessary for the exchange.

How to apply

To participate in a youth exchange, you cannot apply directly for a grant as an individual. Applications must be made by an organisation or a group of young people who in turn select who will participate in the exchange. Please contact with International Programms Office in Antalya Bilim University.

Find out more

If you need help in finding a suitable participating organisation or have any questions, the Erasmus+ National Agency in your country will assist you.
The European Youth Portal also provides information and opportunities for young people.
Source:European Commission webpage
( https://europa.eu/youth/EU_en )