THE NEW YOUTH PARTICIPATION ACTIVITIES

L’ORMAinternational has taken part in the most recent informative meeting about the brand-new Erasmus Plus Program (2021-2027), 

carried out by the Italian National Youth Agency on February 19th. The goal of this assembly was presenting the new projects inside the KA1, known as Youth Participation Activities.

In terms of general objectives and priorities, there are not that many changes, since the European Youth Strategy is still into force. However, it is interesting to look into its specific characteristics to find out about the opportunities that these activities offer for the youth population and related organizations.

The Youth Participation Activities give youngsters the chance of designing and implementing local projects for the advantage of their community. They will be able to organize workshops, awareness-raising campaigns, games, discussions, and any other initiative they wished to that has a positive impact in the area, always guided by a stablished organization and a coach.

 

What are the main goals then? The activities should serve for young people to:

  • To learn to participate in society.
  • To increase their awareness about the European common values.
  • To develop digital competences and digital literacy.
  • To get together with policy makers at a local, regional, national and transnational level, contributing to the “EU Dialogue with Youth”.

 

Although the description and goals may look similar to the solidarity projects supported by the European Solidarity Corps, the main difference is that Youth Participation Activities can be carried out transnationally, with the collaboration of multiple organizations, including mobility actions. In this sense, these institutions can make use of the experience as a follow-up of their own previous successful projects.

Other key aspects mentioned at the meeting were the execution of green practices, the inclusion of participants with fewer opportunities and the promotion of the use of technologies, which, as some may know by now, are general priorities of the new Erasmus Plus Program. The use of the Youthpass certificate will also be encouraged as a way to recognize the non-formal learning process.

Regarding the accreditation, organizations already have the option of presenting their application, until the 31st of December 2021, with the list of KA1 projects they wish to be part of until 2027. This accreditation will allow them to:

  • Receive regular funds for mobility actions while progressively carrying out their project plan.
  • Reduce their administrative workload when deadlines are approaching.
  • Prove their capacity to execute mobility actions and to provide high-quality learning activities for the Youth population.

In conclusion, if you are interested in the Youth Participation Activities, then you better keep an eye on the release of the approved program in the upcoming months. You can also follow our blog to receive updated information regarding the Erasmus Plus Program:

Regarding the accreditation, organizations already have the option of presenting their application, until the 31st of December 2021, with the list of KA1 projects they wish to be part of until 2027. This accreditation will allow them to:

  • Receive regular funds for mobility actions while progressively carrying out their project plan.
  • Reduce their administrative workload when deadlines are approaching.
  • Prove their capacity to execute mobility actions and to provide high-quality learning activities for the Youth population.


In conclusion, if you are interested in the Youth Participation Activities, then you better keep an eye on the release of the approved program in the upcoming months. You can also follow our blog to receive updated information regarding the Erasmus Plus Program: Click here !

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