Call for partners in the frame of Erasmus+ accreditation in the field of youth (KA151)

Call for partners in the frame of Erasmus+ accreditation in the field of youth (KA151)Call for partners in the frame of Erasmus+ accreditation in the field of youth (KA151)

As part of the Erasmus+ accreditation in the field of youth, Asociația Be You is looking for partners from the programme countries for a series of already planned activities to be implemented between March and August 2024. You can find the specifics of the activities below.

If you are interested in joining as a partner, we kindly ask you to submit your application form before the 25-02-2025 at the latest.

Consortium composition

Experienced and beginners organisations in the Erasmus+ field, interested in Youth Participation topic.In the selection process we will consider geographical balance and experience in the topic.

Mutual partnership will be considerate !

Eligible countries

EU Members states: Belgium, Bulgaria, Czechia, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Ireland, Greece, Spain, France, Croatia, Italy, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Hungary, Malta, Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Slovakia, Finland, Sweden.

Other associated countries: Norway, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Turkey, North Macedonia, and Serbia.

Coordinator

The coordinator will be BE YOU, a Romanian NGO active in the youth field since 2015, leading projects on the topics of youth participation, youth empowerment, sport and well-being, digital transformation and entrepreneurship.

Description of activities


A1. “ARTIFY: Empowering Youth for Active Participation and European Values” – Youth Exchange

Location: Târgoviște, Romania

Date: 23-30 April (including arrival and departure days)

Topic: Youth Participation, European values and Euroscepticism

Target group/partner: 5 Young People (18-26) and 1 group leader (+18)

No. of organisation: 6 partner organisations

Objectives:

  • To raise awareness about the importance of young people’s participation in community life.
  • To tackle Eurosceptic attitudes and narratives among young people.
  • To understand the root cause of Euroscepticism and the phenomenon’s threat to European values.
  • To promote European values and human rights among young people.

Short description:

The youth exchange emphasises the transformative power of art methods in youth empowerment and participation tackling Eurosceptic narratives among them.

Our main goal is to empower youth and deconstruct the idea that their voice doesn’t matter or is not taken into account by decision makers at local, national or European level. Young people will learn the necessary skills for active participation and how to act with conscience in line with participation and European values. Also, they will understand concepts such as youth participation, Euroscepticism, European Union and European values.

The methodology of the youth exchange will rely on the power of aer and the activities will be based on art methods such as painting, photography, tailoring and theatre.


A2. Youth Guard – Youth Exchange

Location: Târgoviște, Romania

Date: 08-16 May (including arrival and departure days)

Topic: Youth involvement in the community, media literacy

Target group/partner: 5 Young People (18-26) and 1 group leader (+18)

No. of organisation: 6

Objectives:

  • to promote media literacy skills among young people.
  • to increase youth interest in democratic life and decision making processes at local, national and European level.
  • to develop youth critical thinking of young people.
  • to develop the ability to critically evaluate media content and understand political and social events.

Short description:

In the context of the 2024 EU elections and at national level, we are facing an increase in political extremism, more sophisticated cyber threats, and a decline in trust in democracy, especially among young people. The youth exchange aims to encourage and develop the critical skills of young people regarding media information, promoting active and informed involvement in democratic life. The youth exchange will empower youth to become more engaged in society, to become active and informed citizens connected to the social and political events around them in a very informed way.


A3. Espresso Yourself – Youth Exchange

Location: Târgoviște, Romania

Date: 28 June-06 July (including arrival and departure days)

Topic: Learning to express yourself as part of youth development, soft skills, communication and public speaking

Target group/partner: 5 Young People (18-26) and 1 group leader (+18)

No. of organisation: 6

Objectives:

  • To improve young people’s ability to express themselves and their opinions in public speaking sessions.
  • To improve young people’s ability to create and sustain structured arguments.
  • To develop important soft skills that will enhance entry on labour market and success on personal and professional level. 
  • To understand the principles of communication as a key element for freedom of expression as a European value

Short description: The aim of this youth exchange is to enhance the communication and public speaking skills and to provide profound knowledge of fundamental communication principles as an integral part of their personal development of youth participants. Proposed activities encompass crafting and supporting arguments, exploring communication structures, engaging in public speaking sessions, presenting soft skills, identifying non-verbal elements, and exploring opportunities in the job market in fields where communication is at the forefront. Also participants will develop understanding of other soft skills such as teamwork, leadership, time management, listening and emotional intelligence. 


A4. ACTIVEYOU: Active Choices, Team Inclusion, Values, and Empowerment for Youth Outreach – Youth Exchange

Location: Târgoviște, Romania

Date: 22-30 July (including arrival and departure days)

Topic: Sport and Physical and Emotional Well-being

Target group/partner: 5 Young People (18-26) and 1 group leader (+18)

No. of organisation: 6

Objectives:

  • To improve participants physical and emotional wellbeing fostering active participation.
  • To raise awareness about the importance of a healthy lifestyle and its impact on physical and emotional wellbeing.
  • To explore how participation in sport based activities can contribute to the development of a well rounded person socially and emotionally.
  • To promote inclusion of young people through sport based activities.

Short description:

The youth exchange emphasises to empower young people by promoting physical and emotional wellbeing through sport-based activities. With a focus on active participation and inclusion, this mobility aims to raise awareness about the importance of a healthy lifestyle and its impact on overall wellbeing. Participants will engage in a variety of sports that will encourage them to explore the benefits of physical exercise on their mental and emotional health. The planned sessions will give the opportunity to young people to develop new skills, build self-confidence, and form strong social connections. 

Also, the Activity embraces the concept of a well-rounded person, recognizing that sports not only contribute to physical fitness but also have a profound impact on social and emotional development. Furthermore, this youth exchange seeks to create an inclusive environment, promoting the involvement of young people from diverse backgrounds. Sports, being a universal language, provide a unique platform to break down barriers and foster understanding among participants.


Participants selection:

  • Young people who are interested in the project topic and motivated to acquire knowledge and skills about community engagement. 

Gender balance will be kept in the selection process of youngsters as much as possible.

Group leaders will be appointed by the partner organisations.

  • The selection is open to all young people following the description, regardless socioeconomic status, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation etc.
  • This project involves a mixed background of participants including young people with disadvantaged backgrounds, facing socio economic, geographical and cultural obstacles and/or belonging to minority groups.

Follow up and reimbursement:

Specific obligations of the Partner in the mobilities:

  • involve volunteers of the organization, young people from local community with whom they are developing regular activities;
  • involve 1 group leader from the organization in YE;
  • assure that all participants travel together with the group leader in YE;
  • Take part in preparation, implementation, evaluation and follow-up stages of the entire project;
  • carry out preparation activities of the sending group prior to the mobility;
  • availability during the project in case participants or Coordinating organisation need;
  • assumes full responsibility for the information provided regarding travel costs, the legality of all travel documents and the fair distribution of funds to participants if necessary;
  • understands and agrees to keep the grant agreement for reimbursement of travel costs, the travel documents and annexes underlying it for a period of 5 years and undertakes to return part or all of the grant in the event of irregularities found out in any audit or financial control;
  • assumes to organize follow-up activities where reintegration of the participants is supported and the mobility results are exploited. Also, assume to fill in the Dissemination form provided by the Coordinator. 
  • ensures measures aimed at enhancing the visibility of the project and the visibility of the Erasmus+ Programme in general;
  • ensures the promotion and dissemination of project results during and after the activity through the web site of the organization, press releases, posts on social media and any other relevant activity.

Reimbursement:

All the mobilities are Youth Exchanges. According to the programme regulations the national group of participants shall travel all together accompanied by the group leaders.

The travel costs will be reimbursed up to travel distance band and Erasmus+ programme rules:

Travel distances in case of standard travel

  • Between 100 and 499 KM: 180 EUR per participant
  • Between 500 and 1999 KM: 275 EUR per participant
  • Between 2000 and 2999 KM: 360 EUR per participant

Travel distances in case of green travel

  • Between 100 and 499 KM: 210 EUR per participant
  • Between 500 and 1999 KM: 320 EUR per participant
  • Between 2000 and 2999 KM: 410 EUR per participant

NOTE: Green travel is considered the following means of transport: train, bus, minibus.

The money transfer for reimbursement is operated only by bank transfer to the Partner organization bank account (bank transfer to participants or third parties is not eligible) representing the reimbursement of participants’ travel costs.

Conditions for reimbursement

Reimbursement will be done after the end of the mobility, after participants and partner organization will accomplish their obligations:

  • the participation in activities in a proportion of 100%
  • all participants have the responsibility to fill evaluation forms and the group leaders have to fill in the Erasmus+ participants report that will receive on email
  • Partner organizations collect and provide all travel documents to the coordinating organization
  • Reimbursement form – ANNEX 1
  • filling in the Dissemination form – ANNEX 2
  • providing the green travel statements (where will be the case) – ANNEX 3
  • fewer opportunities statement (where will be the case) – ANNEX 4

200 EURO Performance award

Partner organizations who fulfil ALL the obligations/responsibilities within the deadlines stipulated in the partnership agreement  will receive an award of 200 euro per activity (youth exchange).

The award will be transferred together with the reimbursement costs.

*Selected organizations will be invited to an online meeting and will receive full information and documents.

Application

Application form: https://forms.gle/jawNXR1ddhPXuayK9

Deadline: 25th of February 2024