Erasmus+: Youth in Action

Erasmus+ is the EU Programme in the field of education, training, youth and sports, running from 2014 until 2020. Youth in Action is the part of Erasmus+ relating to youth and non-formal learning.





Erasmus+is the successor of several former EU programmes, such as Life Long Learning, Erasmus, Leonardo da Vinci and; in the youth sector, the Youth in Action (2007-2013) and YOUTH (2000-2006) programmes.


Visit the European Commission site for Erasmus+ for more information in English, and contact information for the National Agency in your country.


Non-formal education

Erasmus+: Youth in Action makes an important contribution to the acquisition of competences and is therefore a key instrument in providing young people with opportunities for non-formal and informal learning with a European dimension.

A programme for all youth

Erasmus +: Youth in Action is a programme for all. It encourages the involvement of young people with fewer opportunities and addresses young people aged between 13 and 30, as well as youth workers and youth organisations. 

Erasmus+: Youth in Action is the result of a large consultation with the different stakeholders in the youth field and is the response to the evolutions in the youth sector at European level. It aims to inspire a sense of European citizenship among the youth of Europe and to involve them in constructing the future of the Community.


3 Key Actions

Erasmus+ offers a wide range of action types, organised in 3 Key Actions: Mobility, Partnerships and Policy. Within Erasmus+: Youth in Action, you can apply for:


  • Mobility: European Voluntary Service, Youth Exchanges, Mobility for Youth Workers
  • Partnerships: Strategic Partnerships, Transnational Youth Initiatives
  • Policy: Meetings between young people and decision-makers in the field of youth.

Want to learn more?

Download the Programme guide for Erasmus+


Erasmus+: Youth in Action is called Erasmus+: Aktiv Ungdom in Norwegian. The Directorate for Children, Youth and Family Affairs is the Norwegian National Agency for Youth in Action, whereas the education, training and sports sections of Erasmus+ is administrated by the Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education.

Looking for a Norwegian partner? 

OTLAS is a search engine for those who wish to find partners. If you do not find what you are looking for, you can also try these sites:


Youth Networks, Youth for Europe or Euro-Med Youth Platform.

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