Non-formal and informal learning opportunities in the youth field. Youth exchanges allow groups of young people from different countries to meet, live together and work on shared projects for short periods.
Youth exchanges take place outside the school environment. On a youth exchange, you can expect to participate in activities such as workshops, exercises, debates, role-plays, outdoor activities and more.
Participants' learning experiences are recognised through a Youthpass.


The following sections "Key Action 1", Key Action 2" and "Key Action 3" present concrete Actions that are designed to achieve the Programme objectives in the field of youth. Among these Actions, the ones mainly - but not exclusively - connected with the field of youth (non-formal and informal learning) are:

  • Mobility projects for young people (Youth Exchanges and Volunteering) and youth workers;
  • Strategic Partnerships;
  • Capacity Building in the field of youth;
  • Meetings between young people and decision-makers in the field of youth.

The Key Action 3 section also provides information about Erasmus+ Actions in support of youth policies, involving policy analysis and peer learning, prospective initiatives, tools and networks, cooperation with international organisations, dialogue with stakeholder organisations, which will be promoted under Erasmus+ in support of youth systems. These Actions are implemented through specific calls for proposals managed by the European Commission's Executive Agency or directly by the European Commission. For more information, visit the websites of the Commission and of the Executive Agency.