Erasmus+ is the youth programme of the European Union, aimed at non-formal education and international exchange for young people (aged 13-30) and youth leaders.
Under the flag of Erasmus+, (youth) organisations across Europe organise events, workshops, exchanges, camps and training courses – often bringing together young people from all across the continent to learn, develop skills, and be inspired.
homo ecos: has been an official hosting, sending and coordinating organisation since 2013 (accreditation number: 2013-LV-7). This means we can host and send EVS volunteers (read more about EVS here), create our own training courses and youth exchanges here in Latvia, and also send participants to projects all across the EU.
How does it work?
When a training course or youth exchange has been approved by the EU, the organizers usually send out a Call for Participants. Participants are asked why they would like to join the project (motivation is more important than experience or education).
When the deadline is passed, the participants are either selected directly by the host organisation, or a team is assembled by the sending organisation. Country teams can be as big as 6 participants, or just 1 or 2 people. In case participants are younger than 18 years old, an adult team leader will always accompany the team.
Erasmus+ covers all costs for food and accommodation during the project, and usually pays 100% of the travel costs. In some cases, participants are asked for a small participation fee.
Would you like to know more, or do you have an amazing idea for organizing your own Erasmus+ project, together with homo ecos:? Don’t hesitate to contact us!
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org