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2019 Call - Key Action 3 Youth - Support for Policy Reform


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An overview of how to apply for Erasmus+ Youth Key Action 3 funding. For more information, go to our application resources page:

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2019 Call - Key Action 3 Youth - Support for Policy Reform

  1. 1. Key Action 3: Support for Policy Reform
  2. 2. Key Action 3 – Support for Policy Reform
  3. 3. • Organisations can bring young people and decision- makers together to improve youth policy • Activities aimed at promoting the active participation of young people in democratic life and fosters debate • Projects should aim to address some of the EU Youth Strategy themes: – Education and training; employment and entrepreneurship; health and well-being; participation; voluntary activities; social inclusion; youth and the world; creativity and culture How does it work?
  4. 4. • Organisations can apply for funding for national or transnational meetings • Young people must be involved in all stages of the project • Emphasis on non-formal learning principles and practices • Projects run for 3 to 24 months • The maximum budget awarded per project is 50,000 Euros How does it work?
  5. 5. • National meetings, transnational/international seminars, debate and active participation of young people; • National meetings and transnational seminars linked to official Youth Conferences; • Events that promote debates and information on youth policy themes linked activities of to the European Youth Week; • Consultations of young people with a view to find out their needs relating to democratic life (online opinions polls and surveys), • Meetings and seminars, information events or debates between young people and decision makers/youth experts around the theme of participation in democratic life; • Events stimulating the functioning of democratic institutions and the roles of decision makers within these institutions Activities
  6. 6. Eligibility Eligible organisation types: • Non-profit organisation, association and NGOs; • European Youth NGO; • A Public body at local or regional level
  7. 7. KA3: Budget Budget Item Description Funding Type Travel Travel is based on the distance per participant from their point of origin to the venue of the activity and return Unit cost Organisational Support Costs directly linked to the preparation, implementation and follow-up of project activities Unit cost Special Needs Support Additional costs directly relating to participants with disabilities and accompanying persons Real costs Exceptional Costs Costs essential to the successful delivery of the project that can be fully justified – consult application guidance for full details Actual Costs (75%-100%)
  8. 8. Where to apply? • The applicant organisation will apply to their National Agency • If there were partners involved in the application: • Project partners do not need to submit the same application to their own National Agency • The lead organisation is responsible for keeping partner organisations up-to-date with the progress of the project application.
  9. 9.  The E form can be found on the website here  We do encourage you to complete and submit your application form well in advance of the deadline. How to Apply
  10. 10. Quality Criteria • Award criteria is outlined in the Programme Guide (Page 198). Refer to these as you prepare your project. • To be considered for funding an application must score: • At least 60 points overall; and • Meet minimum required score per criteria • Detailed scoring guidance will be published on the Erasmus+ website
  11. 11. Hints & Tips • Access NA support and guidance • Refer to eligibility, quality and budget rules • Include all key information in the application form • Ensure your project will be achievable • Start working on the narrative aspects of the application early
  12. 12. Think about: • Organisation • What are the participating organisation(s)? • What is their background and expertise? • Description of the project • Detailed description of the project • Any partners taking part, including their background • Relevant topics addressed by the project • Participants’ profiles (including decision makers/experts) • Background • Selection Process • How will you ensure gender balance in the main activities carried out • If there are any participants with fewer opportunities involved: • Situations they are facing • Particular measures that will be put in place to cater for their specific needs Narrative Sections
  13. 13. Think about: • Learning Outcomes • Which learning outcomes or competences will be acquired • How will these skills be recognised • Will you use any instruments/certificates? How? • Preparation • What will be done in preparation for the activities. Who will do those tasks? • How will you work and cooperate with decision-makers or other relevant stakeholders. • How will the young people be involved throughout the whole project life • Logistics • How will practical and logistic matters of the project be addressed? • Main Activities • Activities that will be organised • Working methods • Roles and responsibilities • Expected Impact • Dissemination Plan • Evaluation Narrative Sections
  14. 14. Prepare to Apply
  15. 15. Upload 2019 Legal and Financial Identification Forms All organisations must upload new 2019 Legal and Financial Identification forms • Financial Identity Form • Legal Entity Form • As anyone can register to use EU Login / register an organisation for a PIC number, we use these documents to verify your organisation
  16. 16. Which documents should you submit? • Application • Declaration of Honour • PIC • Legal Identity form • Financial Identity Form
  18. 18. How will your project have an Impact? • Identify clear and focused objectives • Target groups for your project • Consider how the project will have an Impact • Consider both tangible and intangible results • How will you measure this impact? • You will have to be able to measure the Impact that your project has had • The UK National Agency has developed resources to help you anticipate and assess this
  19. 19. When should you disseminate? Before the project starts: • Draft dissemination and exploitation plan • Definition of expected impact and deliverables • Consider how and to whom outcomes will be disseminated
  20. 20. Project Dissemination In House Local / National / Global Continuation of professional development Training sessions for external stakeholders Share knowledge and experience Project Reports sent to local Government Mentoring / One to one Information sessions / workshops / training sessions / peer reviews Training sessions, presentations Extensive media coverage [ e.g. Participants interviewed by local radio ] Specific website information and Social Media Public Events that raise awareness of the project.
  21. 21. Success Indicators • Facts and figures related to the website of project organisers (number of website ‘hits’, updates, visits, consultation, cross referencing); • Numbers of meetings with key stakeholders; • Numbers of participants involved in discussions and information sessions (workshops, seminars, peer reviews); • Production and circulation of products; • Visibility in the social media (e.g. how many ‘likes’ did a social media post get?); • Participation in public events.
  22. 22. Next Ste
  23. 23. Next steps  Written guidance will be publish on our website here  Call or email us.  Register for a one-to-one support call.
  24. 24. 2018 Deadlines Key Action Field Anticipated Deadline KA3 Youth Round 1 5th February 2019 All deadlines are at 12:00 Brussels time This means 11:00 UK time
  25. 25. For general enquiries you can contact the British Council as follows: British Council T: 0161 957 7755 General queries: Specific application queries: Contact us
  26. 26. Erasmus+ is the European Union programme for education, training, youth and sport. The Erasmus+ UK National Agency is a partnership between the British Council and Ecorys UK. Find us online @erasmusplusuk ukerasmusplus erasmusplusuk Sign-up to our newsletter: