A transnational youth initiative is a project in which group of young people develop an innovative transnational project focussed on a common theme. Young people learn through implementing the project. They can either do this from a formal established youth organisation or from an informal group. There is no fixed format, but a project can build of from different actions depending on the need of the project.
Under Key Action 2 Strategic Partnerships for youth, organisations can apply to undertake transnational youth initiatives which bring together two or more groups of young people from different countries to deliver initiatives fostering entrepreneurship and social commitment. Transnational youth initiatives may address the following:
Please note that the above may be complemented by learning activities of young people and/or, youth workers, where these clearly support the aims and objectives of the project and add value.
There are two different kinds of Strategic Partnership projects that you can apply for: projects supporting exchanges of practices and projects supporting innovation. The project duration is between 6 months and 3 years.
Example of transnational youth initiative from outside DBYN
Who is learning?
Erasmus+ is the European programme on education, so in all its actions, there is a learning dimension. Therefore it is important to understand in a transnational youth initiative is who is learning. A transnational youth initiative is organised by a group of young people. It is this group of young people who are the first 'learners' of the activity. They learn through implementing the project. As a consequence the group of young people needs to be involved in every stage of the project, even if it is a youth organisation applying for the project.
- Young people who want to develop an innovative project together with young people from other countries.
- Young people organised in youth organisations, NGOs, youth centres, special youth care centre, ... as well as informal groups of young people.
The core group of young people needs to consist of at least 4 young people between 18 and 30 years old. For the other participants there is no age limit. If you apply as organisation, or if you are a partner in the project, there is no age limit either. Each partner involved needs to have at least 4 young people involved. There is no upper limit in participants.
Your activity could take place in any of the other 32 programme countries or in any of the partner countries neighbouring the EU. When working with partner countries there need to be at least 2 programme countries and 1 partner country. A partner country cannot apply directly for a transnational youth initiative and can only be involved if there is a clear added value for the project.
Fixed amounts for meetings (for travel and accommodation):
Fixed amounts per organisation: