Erasmus+ is the EU Programme in the fields of education, training, youth and sport for the period 2014 - 2020. Education, training, youth and sport can make a major contribution to help tackle socio-economic changes, the key challenges that Europe will be facing until the end of the decade and to support the implementation of the Europe 2020 strategy for growth, jobs, social equity and inclusion.


Youth in Action is the Programme the European Union has set up for young people. It aims to inspire a sense of active European citizenship, solidarity and tolerance among young Europeans and to involve them in shaping the Union’s future. It promotes mobility within and beyond the EU’s borders, non-formal learning and intercultural dialogue, and encourages the inclusion of all young people, regardless of their educational, social and cultural background: Youth in Action is a Programme for all.

Every year, thousands of projects are submitted by promoters in order to get financial support from the Programme; a selection process aims at granting the best projects.


The YOUTH IN ACTION programme is the EU’s mobility and non-formal education programme targeting young people aged between 13 and 30 years. Its general objectives are the following:

  •  Promote young people’s active citizenship in general and their European citizenship in particular;
  •  Develop solidarity and promote tolerance among young people, in particular in order to foster social cohesion in the European Union;
  •  Foster mutual understanding between young people in different countries;
  •  Contribute to developing the quality of support systems for youth activities and the capabilities of civil society organisations in the youth field;
  •  Promote European cooperation in the youth field.


In order to achieve its objectives, the Youth in Action Programme foresees five operational Actions.


  1. Youth for Europe
  2. European Voluntary Service
  3. Youth in the World
  4. Youth Support Systems
  5. Support for European cooperation in the youth field


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Polsko-Litewski Fundusz Wymiany Młodzieży provides financial support for the implementation of the substantive ideas of young people - subsidizes exchanges, seminars, training and other youth initiatives. Its main role is to develop friendly relations among countries and inspire young people to actions that will allow the mutual approach of both nations.