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Erasmus+ Youth in Action
Programme objectives

An essential & highly influential programme

Erasmus+ Youth in Action is the European Union’s learning mobility programme for young people and youth work organisations, institutions and professionals. The programme promotes intercultural dialogue, non-formal learning, equity and inclusion. It has a wide range of policy and programme objectives. Our research shows that Erasmus+ Youth in Action is successful in achieving its objectives and contributes substantively to “making the most of youth policy’s potential” and “fostering youth participation in democratic life”, the core ambition and overarching objective of the EU Youth Strategy 2019–2027.

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The RAY Network is the open research network of National Agencies of the European youth programmes and their research partners.

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Overall achievement of programme objectives

More than three quarters of the 5.007 responding project leaders substantiate that Erasmus+ Youth in Action achieves its extensive range of programme objectives, namely …

… to promote young people’s respect for cultural diversity.

27%
98%

… to enhance intercultural dialogue.

30%
97%

… to develop solidarity among young people.

35%
97%

… to develop key competences of young people.

36%
95%

… to promote European cooperation in the youth field.

41%
93%

… to work against discrimination, intolerance, racism and xenophobia.

37%
93%

… to promote young people’s active citizenship and their participation in democratic and political life.

48%
92%

… to foster a better understanding of formal, nonformal & informal learning and their connection.

40%
92%

… to enhance the international dimension of youth work.

42%
91%

… to increase the quality of international youth projects.

42%
90%

… to support the recognition of non-formal & informal learning.

39%
90%

… to promote European citizenship and young people’s awareness of European issues.

50%
90%

… to foster the development of future educational perspectives of young people.

43%
89%

… to contribute to developing the quality of youth work.

46%
87%

… to foster interest in youth policy development.

47%
77%

… to support the inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities or special needs.

43%
85%

… to contribute to capacity building of civil society organisations in the youth field.

48%
84%

… to foster the development of professional career perspectives.

50%
79%

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