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European Commission’s Virtual Exchanges Program with Western Balkans

Organisation: European Commission

Status: Closed

  • Grant
  • Investigative journalism

Funding Size: €4,000,000

Deadline: 22/02/2022

  • Eligibility Criteria: 
    – Applicants must be legal entities (public or private bodies);
    – Applicants must be established in Erasmus + Program Countries or Erasmus + Partner Countries. Applicants can be public or private organizations active in the field of higher education or youth (non-formal education) in Program Countries or the relevant Partner Countries
  • Type of Funding: Programmatic
  • Target Country: Worldwide
  • Application language: English

The European Commission (EC) has launched a call for proposals for the Virtual Exchanges Program with the Western Balkans.


  1. Encouraging intercultural dialogue with third countries not associated to the program and increasing tolerance through online people-to-people interactions, building on digital, youth-friendly technologies;
  2. Promoting various types of virtual exchanges as a complement to Erasmus + physical mobility, allowing more young people to benefit from intercultural and international experience;
  3. Enhancing critical thinking and media literacy, particularly in the use of internet and social media, such as to counter discrimination indoctrination, polarization and violent radicalization;
  4. Fostering the digital and soft skills development of students, young people and youth workers, including the practice of foreign languages and teamwork, notably to enhance employability;
  5. Promoting citizenship and the common values of freedom, tolerance and non-discrimination through education;
    strengthening the youth dimension in the relations of the EU with third countries.

See here to learn more and apply.

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